Sleeping Bags: Tips, Tricks and Choices

In this podcast we’ll go over some tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the sleeping bag that you already have, as well as what to look for when shopping for a new bag…

Specific topics include:

Temperature Rating Systems

Down vs. Synthetic Fill

Features to Look For

Styles of Sleeping Bag

How to Evaluate a Bag Before Purchase

Tricks to Staying Warm

Getting the Most Out of Your Sleeping Bag

How to Care for a Bag


 Here are some example bags for comparison:

A good, all around synthetic bag:  Mountain Hardwear Pinole 20 Degree Bag

A good, all around down bag:  Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15 Degree Bag

A gender specific bag made for women:  Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Women’s Bag

A super light weight down bag: Western Mountaineering Caribou 35 Degree Bag  

A good quality kid sized sleeping bag: Eureka! Grasshopper 30 Degree Bag


Wyatt Johnson

Wyatt has been writing articles and running RealisticPreparedness since 2012. Bushcraft, fieldcraft, personal defense, and urban survival are all areas of interest. He is a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment.

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