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tim
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Re: Sleeping bag temp rating??

in september a 30 degree bag with a bivy and a tarp will suffice and be very light. you may need to sleep with a beanie and a vest on but this is hunting not vacation time. I would also go with a blue foam pad with a 3 season 3\4 length pro light inflatable. gives you warmth and some cushion but still light. you can use the blue foam for just sitting around and you would be amazed how much warmer you are with some insulation below your butt.

this was a labor day weekend sheep hunt.

tim

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Re: Sleeping bag temp rating??

Tim: Is that a Kifaru Supertarp? Gotta love Kifaru. That is some top notch gear.

As far as sleeping bags go, I would suggest a 0 degree bag. You can get some pretty damn light 0 degree bags these days. Since I'm a poor college kid I was only able to afford a 0 degree Slumberjack. It has served me well for the last couple years though. I think it was right at $100 at Sportsmans Warehouse.

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I would have to agree with one that is rated to O. Just remember you can always open it up to cool off but it hard to close it enough to stay warm. I bought one from Wall-Mart 20 years ago that is good to O it doesn't weigh that much and is nice to have if needed. The big thing is that I have seen it snow a foot here in Colorado during the archery hunt in September and when it did it got real cold. I'm one of the type that rather have it and not need it instead of need it and not have it.

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Re: Sleeping bag temp rating??

that is a kifaru super tarp. they do make top notch stuff.

I will admit my spike out stuff is very good quality. i have found that a pound here and a 1\2 pound there make a big difference in how heavy my pack is. When backpacking i try to do without. Car camping i try to have it all. I would rather be alive and uncomfortable than warm toasty and feeling like a car hit me from my heavy pack. But i was told i was born with brains in my butt.

tim

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Re: Sleeping bag temp rating??

Hey thanks for all the responses fellas! Certainly plenty of info to be gleaned from all of your experiences. Tim, I've been told the same thing Wink and I like the way you think. Minimal weight is what I'm going for here so the ammenities will be left at the truck.

Thanks again guys

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