[pct-l] Lightweight Quilt
marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 9 10:27:11 CST 2016
Hi Diet Plan
I would like the info about how you did this. I don't use down either. At the moment I'm thinking about the Mountainsmith Ultralamina. I'm small (5'2") so in the past have used a child's bag. They tend to be only up to 5ft. I sleep cold and am looking for the lightest 15• bag synthetic I can find. If any one else has any ideas please let me know.
On a different subject. Check out a website for Molly Schiot. She has an Instagram site that celebrates women athletes. She is the author of "Game Changers",a book about sometimes forgotten women athletes. This is especially important because in the latest PCT book ,once again, a lot of the women got left out. Especially important to me,the women of '76 were forgotten. Carolyn Burkhart(Ravensong -first woman that we know of that solo thru-hiked the trail) Jean Ella and Cynthia Stockwell thru hiked as team. Everyone loves and values the guy hikers of '77 but what about the women who did the trail the year before? In every field women disappear out of history because of decisions that an author makes. I don't want this to happen in what we do. Jean Ella and Lynn Wisehart went on to hike the CDT a couple of years later. That's in the '70s everybody!!! As someone who didn't hike it until '96 I can't even imagine how difficult that was. Jean Ella gave a wonderful slideshow at the Gathering a few years ago.
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> On Dec 8, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com> wrote:
> Quilts get really drafty so I feel you are better off with one of the
> nice ultra-light down sleeping bags on the market. I'm a vegan so I need a
> synthetic bag where weight is a bigger issue. I can not be part of an
> industry that plucks the down out of alive screaming bloody geese every 6
> months until they die horribly.
> The best ultra-light synthetic quilt I've found is Mountain Laurel, along
> with the Balaclava. After testing the quilt while hiking the CDT in
> Glacier N.P.; I ordered some extra fabric from Mountain Laurel and turned
> the quilt into a bag with a zipper. I put my neoair into my sleeping bag
> on top of the fabric. Since I sleep on top of fabric and the neoair (or
> pad) there is no wasted loft that I have to carry. If you want more
> information on how to do this, let me know. I have the 28 degree Spirit
> Mountain Laurel and with the Balaclava, bag (quilt + zipper and extra
> fabric), it's about 30 ounces. I'm 5'8" and I think I ordered the large so
> I could snuggle down inside. It's a very warm sleep system that works even
> when it's wet. I'll have to test this system with a thermometer but I
> think I would feel comfortable below 28 degrees.
> If you're interested in making the conversion, let me know and I'll send
> more detailed instructions.
> Diet Plan
>> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:30 PM, John Papini <jtpapini at icloud.com> wrote:
>> Hello! I am looking to make the jump from mummy bag to quilt, and was
>> wondering if anybody would care to correspond privately about quilt
>> brands/styles. As I said, I know I want a quilt, but I’m not sure which
>> brand I’d like to buy. I’ve no doubt that there are plenty of quilt owners
>> out there who have researched this to death, so to those folks I am
>> extending my humble request. I’m hoping to wrangle a Christmas gift out of
>> this, so I am looking for the best/lightest quilt option, not necessarily
>> the most economical…
>> Thank you!
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