I have not backpacked at these temps before. Couple of quick questions. I use a NeoAir All season pad, will this be enough for -8 degrees, or should i also bring the 1/4" evazote foam pad i have?
I'm wondering if i should also bring my 40 degree EE quilt with M50 sleeve to use in conjunction with the 0 degree quilt, to create a sort of sleeping bag?
the 0 degree quilt and me could go inside the 40 degree quilt sleeve with the M50 material on top, so the rest of the 40 degree quilt will be under me. Would really help to cut down on draft and convective heat loss, but might be a bit overkill since i will have the NB Fugu jacket with me as well.
The other alternative i've thought of, is to bring a heet sheet to use as a VBL, drape it over myself, put the Fugu on top and then the 0 degree quilt. Would be lighter and less overkill since i tend to be a warm sleeper.