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    camping blanket

    hey guys and dolls,

    much of the time i prefer to cover with a light blanket, sans bag. my old standby is a garment of unknown origin and is drawing its last breath, and my girlfriend is threatening to burn it if i don't upgrade.

    without having to search the net forever, what are some good choices? i'd like a synthetic fabric if possible, not terribly thick or terribly wide. friendly wool would also do. those overgrown beach towels is a good visual reference for the size.

    any ideas? i'd do the leg work but i've been in court all day.

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    i use fleece. check out a local fabric shop for a bolt of fleece or something similar. with a little edge treatment you're in business.

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    I vote poncho liner, I'm a recent convert and freaking love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    i use fleece. check out a local fabric shop for a bolt of fleece or something similar. with a little edge treatment you're in business.
    thats a good idea. i'll look into doing that. the "throw" type i see are usually too small.

    the coolmax stuff looks doable. might try that too.

    cheers,

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    +1 to Rev on the poncho liner, I use one myself in warm to cool night temps, feels aweful soft on the toes also.
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    I am confused with this set up? You use a sleeping bag and cover yourself with a blanket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidvicious View Post
    much of the time i prefer to cover with a light blanket, sans bag. ...sv-
    Quote Originally Posted by ljcsov View Post
    I am confused with this set up? You use a sleeping bag and cover yourself with a blanket?

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    Military poncho liner. I've used them for years as a year round covering. Warm in the winter, cool in the summer. Put a sheet on top of it in the winter when the wife was huddled under 2 blankets and was fine.
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    Oh I see. Hmmm you can stay warm enough without a quilt or a bag? Impressive.

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    No lj, hes saying that if hes not using a bag he likes a blanket...lol.
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