can make a big difference for quality shuteye,
especially on a cold night. Here are some tips:
camping on sloped ground, pitch your tent
head end up to avoid slipping sideways.
- Make a pillow by filling your stuff sack with
extra clothes. Wrap it in fleece for softness
- Use straps to secure your
pad underneath you. Many sleeping bags
feature small sewn-in loops on the sides
for just that purpose.
- Eat a high-calorie
snack right before bed to keep your heat
engine going all night.
- Add outside heat
sources for extra warmth. Place a bottle of
hot water or chemical heat warmer in your
bag an hour before bedtime.
- Wear a liner
balaclava or hat that stays put on your head,
even when you shift around.
(Photograph by Ryan Smith.)
Labels: Backpacking, Camping, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Tents