[pct-l] Sleeping bags...WORD of CAUTION

Brick Robbins brick at brickrobbins.com
Wed May 1 15:45:20 CDT 2013

On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM, Reinhold Metzger
<reinholdmetzger at cox.net> wrote:
> I asked, did he fall?....He replied.."He died in his sleeping bag
> from suffocation."

I used a bivy bag for shelter on my thru hike (which I would not do
again) and while freezing in the sierra one night (my water bottles
and shoes were frozen solid in the morning) I zipped myself in my
bags, leaving only a small hole through which to breathe, to try and
not freeze during the night.

The only problem was that I had eaten some home made and dehydrated
chili, and I just about gassed myself to death.

After that, I had my support person take the Chili out of my boxes so
I had a bunch left over when I got home...... When PCT-Planner-Craig
stayed with me before his section hike, he supplied from my box of
left over food, and took some of the chili.....

It was potent enough he commented the next time I saw him....

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