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    Sleeping Bag Temp?

    What temp sleeping bag would you guys be packing for a September bow hunt?

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    I am using my brand new 20degree EE quilt. Last year I used a 30 degree bag camping at 10k. Worked great.

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    Inside a tent a 20 degree North Face Blah Blah Blah bag is plenty warm for me at 10k in september/early-mid october. But temps have never gotten below 25* while I've had that bag, so there's that.

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    Any quality bag with a rating of 20 should be fine. Keep the base layers if you get cold.

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    depends on whether you're a "cold sleeper" or a "warm sleeper". Even in mid September I'm most comfortable in the high country with a 0 degree bag. I almost always wake up cold in the middle of the night. My theory is that my body runs out of fuel in the wee hours of the morning so I have to get up and have a snack to keep the inner fire going. I've also been known to keep a pot of water ready to heat (at my age I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee anyway), and put the warm water in a nalgene bottle and put it down in my bag to help keep warm til morning.

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    A sleeping bag liner can add a few degrees and weighs little to nothing. Fresh socks, gloves and a beanie will add tons of warmth too if you get chilly.

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    I agree with the 20degree. If it does get cold then throw on some layers of clothing and don't forget a good pad.
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    Where will you be hunting?
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    MM southern colorado 10k to 11k been looking at the duel temp eureka bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky hunter View Post
    MM southern colorado 10k to 11k been looking at the duel temp eureka bags
    Those bags do look interesting! Will you be hunting from a camp or backpacking in?
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