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    A lot of people don't realize how much heat you lose from your noggin and it's wise in cold temps to wear a stocking cap to bed as mentioned above.

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    I say 20-30 degree bag. If the wether is predicted to be colder then desired at time of hunt take some hand warmers and put them in your bag at night.

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    I dont know the temp rating but I have the army sleep system which is a lighter bag, a heavier bag, and a bivy bag that all snap together. When I backpacked CO high country in sept I used the light bag and it was warm enough but I wouldnt say it was alot extra. If I think the light bag wont be enough I take an army poncho liner, its light and adds quite a bit warmth. Backpacking I prefer to have a lighter bag and take some heavier base layers so I can wear them sleeping and hunting if it gets colder then expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I dont know the temp rating but I have the army sleep system which is a lighter bag, a heavier bag, and a bivy bag that all snap together. When I backpacked CO high country in sept I used the light bag and it was warm enough but I wouldnt say it was alot extra. If I think the light bag wont be enough I take an army poncho liner, its light and adds quite a bit warmth. Backpacking I prefer to have a lighter bag and take some heavier base layers so I can wear them sleeping and hunting if it gets colder then expected.
    We dont know if we going or not its just up in the air for now an we going to back pack in or take the horses my cuz knee is in bad shape an Im not packing everything by myself when we hunt in Oct I use a -35 deg cabelas 3D sleeping bag just dont want to take to much or to little

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheephunter View Post
    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.
    Id say I may sleep cold sheephunter I never sweat sleeping

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    I carry a North Face Cats Meow 15* bag on almost any hunt even in November. It's all I have at the current moment!
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    I have a 15 deg Marmot with 850 down I took down to 4 degrees in winter with base layers on, I was comfortable enough to sleep.

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    Over the past 20 seasons for in a tent hunts I have always used a 15* Marmot Down bag for September hunts. I have never felt that I needed anything warmer. I keep it hung up in a closet during the off season.

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    Same here, 15* Marmot Helium, air mattress and at 16• I'm warm enough to just have my skivvies on.
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