Originally Posted by TallPaul
You mentioned a 0* bag. Not trying to talk you out of it. Just wondering
I never go down to this temperature. I have been surprised by some drops into the mid 20's and shivered through some nights like this in the Sierra. But I have lost my interest in actual winter camping (and I live in Arizona).
This is a good question, a very good question though. My reason for considering a zero degree bag is that I sleep cold. I can be shivering when others are sweating. And often I push hard, get to camp exhausted and that just adds to the problem. So I am just pondering "a few extra ounces" as insurance against shivering nights. Sometimes overkill can be a good thing, but it could also be a mistake.