Friday, March 18, 2016
Christmas in March
The sleeping bag I own now is great. It keeps me toasty on camping trips. However, it isn't meant for back packing, which means it's large, bulky and heavy. Plus I purchased it from Sunny's Surplus some time ago- and their stores have been closed since 2007. I used my son's youth sized bag when we went for our first trip attempt. I tried his bag out at home and thought it fit. But when I went to use it in the middle of a howling nor'easter, it just wasn't long enough to hunker down in.
So thank goodness for REI's member dividend (and 20% off coupon). I've chosen a new sleeping bag that is only 2lbs8oz and I'll end up paying under $10 out of pocket when it's all said and done. That leaves more money in my pocket to spend on other stuff I need. I'm compiling a list now of all the little odds and ends I need to get before the next trip.
Only 34 days to go!