[pct-l] Lightweight Quilt
melaniekclarke at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 11:59:47 CST 2016
Marmot, you gave me the best idea! I forwarded my conversion plans to Ron
at Mountain Laurel to see if they are interested in manufacturing this
product to save as many geese as we can from a horrible life of suffering.
I'll send you the photos and instructions I sent him.
On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 8:27 AM, marmot marmot <marmotwestvanc at hotmail.com>
> 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.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Dec 8, 2016, at 7:37 PM, Melanie Clarke <melaniekclarke at gmail.com>
> > 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
> > I could snuggle down inside. It's a very warm sleep system that works
> > 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>
> >> 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
> >> 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
> >> this, so I am looking for the best/lightest quilt option, not
> >> the most economical…
> >> Thank you!
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