Originally Posted by Demeter
20 * incubator uq, old thermarest 3/4 (~50*) on bottom, 20* down bag for TQ. I wore wool mid-weight top and bottoms with polartec fleece over, then down sweater over the top.
If one wears too many insulating layers of clothing to sleep in, it doesn't allow the actual pad, underquilt and top quilt to do its insulating job. One's body heat needs to make it to the top quilt and underquilt. So it's best to start off wearing the minimum amount of clothing to sleep in and then gradually add clothing as needed.
What did you have on your feet and your head? Down booties are used by most cold weather hangers as well as a winter hat of some sort. Heat escapes the body via any undercovered areas.
Thanks to Angry sparrow, I have a peapod on the way. I am thinking of the peapod with the incubator for 8" of hot down lovin on my backside. Should keep me toasty to 20* easily. ( and no snide comments about how you could go down to -200 with this set up! :-)
No snide comments are necessary, you've already made it. ;-)
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