Details - Sleeping System
Your sleeping system is used in combination with your shelter system. The
two systems must provide an environment for effective sleep.
A self inflating pad or closed cell pad or air mattress is required. The length must be a
minimum of 3/4 of your height.
A synthetic sleeping bag rated for at least 40 degrees F is required. OR
you may use a quilt type system rated for at least 40 degrees F.
Although a fully synthetic bag is highly recommended recently so called
"DriDown" bags have come on the market. These are OK if you think that this
stuff really works.
A synthetic poncho liner combined with clothing is OK if you know for sure it
works for you in all conditions.
Long underwear or other clothing may be part of your system. Recommended
are watch cap, socks, synthetic or wool long johns.
A small pack towel is highly recommended to dry off prior to getting into your
The combination of items intended for this requirment must be suitable for 32
degrees F with gale force wind and rain.