For wild camping on Dartmoor
I'm lookign around for a new sleeping bag to go wild camping on Dartmoor, mostly mid-late spring and Summer, into Autumn (for now anyway). I use a 2 man double skin tent with my GF.
Just wondering, could I get away with a "summer" bag? I'm 6ft and about 15 stone in weight, like to sleep cold.
Average min temp at Princetown is 6 degrees C in May and October, rising to 11 degrees C in July/August. 95% of my camping will be done between these two seasons I reckon, with the odd session in April/November. For now, at least.
Could I actually go with something like the ME Starlight Micro, rated at 10 degrees C comfort limit, and use clothes/sleeping bag liner if needs be? Sticking to synthetic for now due to cost (I have donated my Alpkit SH600 to the GF!)
I have camped extensively on Dartmoor throughout the seasons. In the autumn and spring it can get suprisingly cold. Personally, if you can only have one bag, I would suggest a 0 degree rated bag as a minimum.
you must also remember if your not correctly insulated from the ground your sleeping on your bag rating can be worthless as youl still wake up cold in the night.
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