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Wool blanket + poncho + liner

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Im curious if anyone has tried this combo, and what temp it would be good to? I eventually want one of the military surplus 3 bag sleep systems because I *know* those are rugged and would work even in a deep Minnesota winter. But right now I dont have the cash for one, so what I do have is the mil surplus poncho/liner and green wool blanket, with a sleeping pad. I was guessing that with a hat and maybe a neck gaitor it would be comfy down to around 40° or so, or am I way off on my estimation?

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I use a wool blanket and a fleece blanket and I am comfortable at 40 to 50 degrees. So I would say your guess is good. Of course, there is one way to find out for sure. :rolleyes:

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Heh, I do plan on going to test it out in a couple of weeks. Last night it got down to 19° though, so I am going to let it warm up a little more before I give it a shot. I dont mind roughing it, but I dont want to spend a completely miserable night either lol.

 

And I have the exact same configuration for my wife, so I figured shared body heat and 2 blankets and 2 liners would make it survivable down to around 0° or so... But there is no chance of her agreeing to test that out lol.

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With my wife its the cold and not the discomfort of camping that she hates. She wont go to a hockey game, or even sledding with a car parked at the bottom of the hill to hop into and warm up in if she gets cold. I cant figure out why she was still here in MN when I met her, but Im not complaining ;)

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With my wife its the cold and not the discomfort of camping that she hates. She wont go to a hockey game, or even sledding with a car parked at the bottom of the hill to hop into and warm up in if she gets cold. I cant figure out why she was still here in MN when I met her, but Im not complaining ;)

 

She was just waiting for the right hot guy to come along! :P

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Very interesting 101Matt. For my money though I would think the combo I have would be slightly warmer and more versatile, although it is also probably a bit more bulky also. And I would think they would be darn close in price. I paid around $10 each for the wool blanket, poncho liner, poncho, and ground pad. Although you could carry a poncho with your set up and probably they would be about the same.

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