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  1. Steve Balicki March 8, 2013 at 2:00 AM | | Reply

    I always bring a knit stocking cap, this will keep the heat in a night when sleeping. You loss alot of body thru the top of head……….

  2. Steve T March 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM | | Reply

    Great tips, I have also heated water then pour into Nalgene bottles to keep inside the sleeping bag.

  3. John Huffman March 12, 2013 at 2:55 AM | | Reply

    Always change your clothes(all of them) before going to bed. Fleece pants and heavy wool or fleece socks get you started off right in the sack. I also wear a poly/wool blend shirt and maybe a lightweight fleece shirt/jacket. A fleece beanie or balaclava “tops” it all off.

    Another warm-comfort at night is to have an extra fleece jacket that you stuff with clothes or your travel pillow.

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  5. Cuchara Dave January 4, 2014 at 10:21 PM | | Reply

    “….sweating is always better than shivering at the campsite”? This is the exact opposite of good advice. Keeping dry is the key to keeping warm.

  6. tony September 20, 2014 at 9:50 PM | | Reply

    I always use a ground mat under me and have a small catalitic heater just in case the temps get so low that some extra heat is needed in a hurry. I do not burn it over night in a tent even though they are supposed to be safe??

  7. Mickie December 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM | | Reply

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who has been conducting a little homework
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  8. William Pacey October 20, 2015 at 12:25 PM | | Reply

    Too many clothes on keeps the sleeping bag from doing it’s job. A good sleeping bag uses your body heat to keep you warm. The less clothes the warmer your sleeping bag will be. Put your clothes inside your sleeping bag so they will be warm and close by in the morning. Knit cap for your head.

  9. Kathleen November 10, 2015 at 6:48 AM | | Reply

    As someone said above, sweating is pretty much guaranteed to leave you shivering later. Polar explorers have a saying: “you sweat, you die.” So change out of your damp clothes ASAP!

    Food is your fuel and exercise stokes the fire. If you are feeling chilly, get up and move around. A wise person once suggested doing 20 jumping jacks (and eating) right before bed.

    And remember to go pee! Your body spends a ton of energy kerping your pee warm.

    Finally, the ground pads are key at night. Slerping bags onl insulate above you (where they can puff up). If you are out in the cold seasons, be sure to bring a really good insulated (not air) sleeping pad.

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