I got me a new sleeping bag a bit ago. The leftover bag from Boy Scouts and my dad's Suplus mummy bag from the 1960's weren't doing the trick. For one thing, I am taller and bigger, and those older bags are cramped. I want rolling around room.
So I got a Military Style jobber. Called the GI Modular Sleep System. (Do NOT pay $450, with shipping, for one of these. I got mine, brand new, for under $100. Oh wait, found a direct link for a cheaper one.)
It's 3 sleeping bags, really. A thin plasticized outer shell to help keep water off, a green fluffy regular bag inside that, and a black fluffy regular bag inside THAT. In warmer weather you'd leave the black inner bag behind. In the arctic you'd want that black bag and some serious long underwear.
Here''s the problem. All 3 bags together as a unit BARELY fit in the accompanying stuff sack. If you stuff the shell and green bag into the sleeping bag compartment of your backpack you still have to tie on the black inner bag to the outside of your pack.
Scroo it. If I go WINTER backpacking, I'll just have to find a slightly bigger stuff sack for the 3 sleeping bags, and pack warm weather clothing into the backpack sleeping bag compartment. I'll lash the darn sleeping bag to the outside of the pack.
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