Your first sleeping bag

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If you’re new to camping and are in the market for camping sleeping bags, you’re going to have to make sure you get the right kind for the kind of camping you plan on doing.  If you don’t know exactly what kind of camping you’ll be doing or what temperature ranges you might find yourself in, you really should find those things out before you commit to laying any of your hard earned money down.  There’s just no sense in spending money for a sub zero rated sleeping bag if you’re only going to be spending your time camping by the beach in July and August.  In fact, with that kind of sleeping bag in those kinds of conditions, you’ll probably be miserable.  Make sure you get appropriately rated equipment for the kind of environment you’ll be spending your time in.  And if you think you’ll be camping in everything from summer beaches to winter snow camping… well then you just might be in the market for more than just one bag!

The other thing you might want to consider is who you will be camping with and whether that makes a difference.  What I mean is if you are just going camping with your buddies and it might be cold weather, you’ll probably want to get a mummy style sleeping bag.  On the other hand, if you’re planning on enjoying the outdoors with your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband, then you might want to think about getting the kind of sleeping bag that can zip together and make a double bag.  This way you have the option of having a single bag if you ever camp alone, but if and when the two of you camp together, you can really enjoy the experience “together”.

Still, the same suggestion applies as was mentioned above; make sure your double sleeping bag is rated to the appropriate temperatures you’ll be camping in.

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