[at-l] Quilts for the summertime AT

Cutter cutter78 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 09:37:31 CST 2010

As Fat Man Walking mentioned, even in summer it can get chilly up to and
including the Grayson Highlands area. On a section hike I did through there
a couple Julys ago, temperatures dipped into the 40s on a couple nights. I
was carrying a 45-degree (or thereabout) quilt I made from a Ray Jardine
kit. It was just barely warm enough on those nights. On the warmer nights I
really appreciated the quilt vs. having a sleeping bag.


-----Original Message-----
> From: hetchhetchyman <hetchhetchyman at aol.com>
> To: at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>
> Sent: Sat, Dec 4, 2010 6:30 pm
> Subject: [at-l] Quilts for the summertime AT
> <snip>
> My question for the list is: If you had a choice between a system rated
> at 45 degrees or one at 30 degrees,
> which one would be more appropriate for the summertime AT?
> </snip>
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