Sleeping Bags

The right sleeping bag will make — or break — a camping experience.

The right sleeping bag will make — or break — a camping experience.

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Ken and Colin discuss the all-important sleeping bag. Even more than the extra socks that Ken never shuts up about, having the right sleeping bag for a camp will make or break the whole camping experience; a sleeping bag that isn’t well-cared-for, or which isn’t appropriate for the weather you’ll be camping in, will make for miserable sleeping...which will make for a miserable camp.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of a sleeping pad (air mattress or foamie)
  • The different designs of sleeping bag (rectangular, barrel, and mummy)
  • Temperature ratings of sleeping bags (don’t take a 7 C bag out in -10 C weather, and don’t take a -18 C bag out in +20 C weather)
  • Sleeping bag liners (both to improve temperature rating, and to help keep the bag clean)
  • Care and storage of sleeping bags
  • And more!


Scouter Sarah and Scouter Chris both commented on a photo Ken posted to the Facebook page of his daughter’s Scout Troop’s ember-cooked food; evidently, Scouter Chris’ group had done something similar a weekend prior.

And was Colin’s birthday recently; congratulations to him!

And, as always, a big thank you to the folks at Scouting Radio for rebroadcasting Scouting Stuff episodes to their worldwide Scouting audience. If you're listening to us on Scouting Radio right now, let us know; reach out and get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.


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Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod