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    ok cool Ill take the advice thanks

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    +1 on the long underwear. Layers help keep the body warm.

    I use the hand warmers by my feet when it gets really cold.

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    since i dont own long johns Im thinking of getting the rated bag for the temp and taking sweat pants (which i do own) and hand warmers. does this sound OK? or would you do something else?

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    ‘Rated temperature’ of a sleeping bag assumes you are wearing:

    Thermal underwear or your preferred name for same (both tops and bottoms),
    Warm socks, and
    A stocking cap
    It also assumes you’re inside a tent suitable to the conditions, and that you have an insulating pad underneath you.

    With all that, the bag should be comfortable to chilly down about the rated temp, or anyway you shouldn’t die. :-)
    I am flat-out COLD at rated temp in my REI sleeping bag, but then I’m from southern AZ so anything below about 80 outdoors feels chilly to me. :-) I also have only a summer tent. That means I always have a couple extra blankets if I expect it to get anywhere close to my bag’s ‘rated temp.’

    FWIW

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalifornia View Post
    since i dont own long johns Im thinking of getting the rated bag for the temp and taking sweat pants (which i do own) and hand warmers. does this sound OK? or would you do something else?
    Sweat pants work too. I did that myself last year in Canada
    "Roads are just a suggestion, like pants."

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    alright Im going to overspec my bag for the expected temps and bring everything else. Ill probably thank you later

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