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Ways To Deal With Cold Ground When Camping




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#31 BlackBillBlake

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Posted July 21 2016 - 10:00 AM

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Posted August 09 2016 - 03:36 PM

When I was in the army, we often slept in tents at -30C temperatures if not colder. I always stripped down to next to nothing, got in my sleeping bag then put my clothes in the sleeping bag so they wouldn't be frozen for the morning.

Wearing clothes in a sleeping bag is the worst thing you can do as you will sweat and eventually freeze.

With a good rating sleeping bag, you should be able to get at the very least 6 hours of a very comfortable sleep and if you wake up because you are cold, get out and shake your sleeping bag to spread the feathers/insulation, it will be good for another 6 hours.

Your body disperses the insulation inside the sleeping bag at contact points and that is when you will feel the cold.

 

I learned that in basic training a long time ago and I never had a problem sleeping out in the cold.



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Posted August 09 2016 - 03:54 PM

Foam mats and a decent sleeping bag and another blanket.

Now, my experience with sleeping while cold camping, is to actually have less clothes on than you'd expect. Your body warms and you'll lose that heat through multiple layers so you'll stay warmer by wearing less, and then just covering yourself better. I've a awesome sleeping bag that's too hot even in winter, I just unzip and it's a blanket now. :)
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Posted August 12 2016 - 05:19 AM

Sometimes I'll sleep on top of my sleeping bag.  It's a nearly perfect cushion.


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Posted August 12 2016 - 05:23 AM

Gather as much furry animals out of the surroundings of your campsite as possible and stuff them with yourself in the sleeping bag.


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Posted August 12 2016 - 09:20 AM

Gather as much furry animals out of the surroundings of your campsite as possible and stuff them with yourself in the sleeping bag.

Only proviso there might be to avoid weasels.



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Posted August 12 2016 - 10:03 AM

Only proviso there might be to avoid weasels.


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