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Sleeping Bag, A Camping Equipment Of Immense Use

By Jerry Bradley

The day has been relatively without any major mishaps except the few times one slipped and slid down the mountain slope. But weariness has caught on. The mountain sides are slowly being swept by an eerie grey stillness. The camping sites come to sight. There is another burst of energy that comes to push you into the vicinity of the camping site. The dinner must be cooking. May be a wash in the mountain stream to wash away the dust will be good. The thought of finally sliding into the sleeping bag for its warmth was just too enticing.

When you go camping or trekking or mountaineering or whatever, and far away from civilization, it is just not possible to think of carrying a bed howsoever attractive the idea seems to be. But then almost equally useful camping equipment that you can easily carry around is the sleeping bag. It almost serves the same purpose as the bed. It is actually a blanket with the sides closed with a zipper, and having soft cushioning or soft padding inside for giving the feel of a bed. The sleeping bag gives you warmth with its thermal insulation. Sleeping bags comes in two types. The normal ones are the ones that look like a blanket which can be folded and then rolled, tied with straps or cords and carried inside a backpack. Then there are the ones that remind us of the Egyptian mummies, and aptly these sleeping bags are called mummy bags. These have a larger opening at one end as compared to the leg side. It tapers down to the leg side. It cannot be easily folded or rolled. But it is better stuffed into a compression or stuff pack to be carried in the backpack.

The sleeping bags differ in their insulation capacities and ability to withstand water. You can get the sleeping bags suited to different situation and needs. The Marmot Hydrogen bag gives you the details of one such that leaves you warm at 30 Fahrenheit.

The insulation capacity, capacity to retain heat and water absorption capacity is different for different sleeping bags. Faster insulation is provided by synthetic fill sleeping bags. It also gives more warmth even when it is wet. Water is not easily absorbed. It is not possible to easily compress this sleeping bag. It takes up more space when packed into the backpack as a result. The heat retention capacity of the down fill bag is better though the insulation capacity is lower. The bag is lighter too.

Sleeping is a form of a relaxation. So, if we go some place else, bringing a along a sleeping bag works best to keep your body relaxed.

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