View Full Version : Tent and sleeping bag question.
02-26-2013, 12:12 PM
What degree bag can you get by with for a New Mexico Mid september Hunt. Also I know you can get by without a tent but what is the bug/mosquito situation like in new mexico in september. Just trying to get some opinions from some guys that have done some backcountry camping in new mexico during september.
02-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Usually fairly warm in September, but be prepared for rain/snow as this is the end of the monsoon season.
02-26-2013, 08:35 PM
A 30 degree bag will get you by in the high country, as far as bugs I can't say it has always been dry on my hunts or at least leading up to my hunts.
Midwest to Outwest
02-26-2013, 08:57 PM
I'd say that it depends where you are hunting. There can be wide range of temperatures based on your location. I would google the average temp for the nearest city to your hunt. If you will be hunting high on a mountain, I believe you can expect the temp to be 3-4degrees cooler per 1000 feet of elevation. I would definately bring some sort of tent; like cowboy said, it could rain quite a bit. As for the sleeping bag: I would think you could get away with a 20 degree bag. Again, depends on overnight temps. Just don't under-do it. I have a 0 deree bag that I use for just about all of my hunts because its lighter weight than my 20 degree bag. I can unzip it, if too warm, but if your bag is too cold you're just miserable.
A tip: When its cold outside, put a handwarmer in a sock and throw it in the bottom of your bag. Its a lifesaver.
I'm a pretty warm sleeper, and rarely get cold, but I pack a 0 degree bag. It gets pretty damn cold in the high country, even in September.. For me, saving a few ounces on a 20 degree bag just isn't worth it.
02-27-2013, 10:32 AM
i appreciate it. I have a 0 degree bag but it takes up so much room. think i need to invest in a better bag, that packs alot smaller. I cannot believe how much some of these top rated bags cost.
02-27-2013, 01:26 PM
30 will be plenty.
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