My current setup for cold weather is a full length New River UQ and Kelty sleeping bag which work great at keeping me warm, but are not the easiest to pack and take up alot of room. I am probally going to get a down 3/4 UQ. The top quilt is still up for debate.
I am live in south Louisiana and the temperatures never get too much below 25-30 degrees in the winter time and the last time I saw snow was 5 or 6 years ago, it didn't last more than an hour or two before it was gone. As far as camping farther north, I will only do that in the late spring to early fall as I'm not too big on cold temperatures.
So I have read alot about down and no doubt I can get an OQ that will compress down smaller than my current sleeping bag and keep me plenty warm, but the price of both a down OQ and UQ is pretty expensive.
However, after watching Dave Canterbury's channel on YouTube, I am wondering if a queen or king size wool blanket will keep me warm in the weather I expect and don't expect and compress smaller than my sleeping bag? I can save a few dollars if I go the route of a Wool blanket as my TQ.
So does anyone use a wool blanket as their TQ and if so how cold of temperatures have you used it in? Does it pack up smaller than a syenthic sleeping bag?