Originally Posted by Nest
That's exactly what I did. I would zip up my down jacket and use it as a foot box. That let me make my top blanket a little bit shorter and without a footbox to save weight and cost. My top blanket is plenty long, but when it's really cold it's nice to be able to tuck it in real good. I would also put my fleece jacket under my upper body for extra warmth. So all I really need is that topside heat. Guess I got a new project to work on.
Can't say it was on purpose. I made my quilt a little short on accident. It is funny how when you are cold you find a way to warm up. Usually involving using or wearing everything you have with you. Late in my hike sectioners or weekenders were surprised at how little was left in my pack when I climbed into my bag (in the shelter of course
) and hung my foodbag.