We put up our tent next to our house.
It was not terribly cold, only -8 celcius, but it was windy.
|Our tent is Fjällräven Akka Dome 2|
Our sons slept inside in their own rooms.
The older one put on his alarm so they won't be late from school
in case we sleep too late in the morning!
Well we didn't. Actually I woke up many times during the night.
First of all, because I was feeling cold.
My sleepingbag is Marmot Angel Fire Lady.
It should be comfortable in -10 and you are supposed to survive in it -29.
I suppose that is if you are used to sleeping outdoors in winter. Or a man.
Well I am not. I had to take also my son's sleepingbags too to keep me warm.
My husband in his Halti Airlite -bag was okay.
But it didn't stop him snoring!
|In the tent our sleeping mattresses rest on a wall-to-wall plastic mat.|
We had the top ventilation lid open all night.
In the morning there was frost in the walls
and our sleeping bags were a little bit moist on outside.
Being next to the house that is no problem:
You just take them in and make yourself a nice cup of coffee in the kitchen.
But in real situation we would have to put on a cooker to warm the tent and
- hopefully - at the same time dry them.
So, after this overnight experience I'm wondering:
- Which of these sleeping-bags can we take with?
- Is mine good enough or should I hire/borrow a better one?
- How do we keep everything dry,
if we have to stay in the tent many nights in a row?
It will help a lot if we can stay some of the nights in wilderness cabins.