whether to take sleeping bags away summer camping??

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whether to take sleeping bags away summer camping??

Postby jezzabel » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:33 pm

Hi
I was wondering if I should bother to take sleeping bags away for myself, my husband a 2 kids to the mid nth coast, NSW in January? We have 2 x Oztrail Lawson Camper's and the kids' have an Oztrail Blaxland Camper each.

Too hot to bother, what else should I take instead, a micro fleece each??

Thanks.
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Re: whether to take sleeping bags away summer camping??

Postby markcrook » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:32 pm

jezzabel wrote:Hi
I was wondering if I should bother to take sleeping bags away for myself, my husband a 2 kids to the mid nth coast, NSW in January? We have 2 x Oztrail Lawson Camper's and the kids' have an Oztrail Blaxland Camper each.

Too hot to bother, what else should I take instead, a micro fleece each??

Thanks.


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Re: whether to take sleeping bags away summer camping??

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:23 pm

I'd take them....you never know when it might get cool especially if it rains. You can always sleep on top of them and give yourselves a nice soft bed.

The xmas I went to Cania Gorge it rained for 3 days and nights and I can tell you I was pretty happy that I had left the doona in and had packed a tracksuit as well.

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Re: whether to take sleeping bags away summer camping??

Postby Jo&Kev » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:55 am

We always take ours.

We sleep in a dome tent on an air mattress topped with self inflating mats. If it is too hot to sleep inside of the sleeping bags then we unzip mine and use it as a doona! Mine in an OzTrail of some description, but has the advantage of having a built in flannelette (maybe) liner. Down at Wollondilly River Station campground the other week I slept in the bag and Jo in hers.

Works for us - but we don't have kids to get to sleep.

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