Thursday, February 22, 2018

Layering and unlayering

As the graphic says, a dip in the Jet Stream is causing lower temperatures here in the West. That means the shorts get packed away, except for the hardier or crazier of us. And it means chillier nights.

The past couple of nights, as I was settling in and binge watching Berlin Babylon on Netflix, it felt like it would get uncomfortably cold in the Rolling Steel Tent. So I got out my down sleeping bag to augment my bedding. Mmmm, toasty.

Too toasty. But both nights I woke in the middle of the night overheated, almost sweating. I fiddled with the combination of quilt and sleeping bag, trying to find that Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears just right combination. And both nights I ended up with the sleeping bag shoved to the floor. The quilt is just fine at retaining body heat. I only need to give it enough time. Feather power!