October 22, 2006

A Word For A Sponsor

Last week's trip to TN would not have been possible, but for a friend who said, "Get yourself up here, and we'll fix you up."

Mr. Straight White Guy fixed me up, indeed. I crashed in his back yard, nestled into an Ajungilak fart sack that he had loaned to me. Damn... that was a kickass bag.

I don't know what the rating was on that particular model, but we had frost on the ground, and on our sleeping bags. I did not use a ground canvas or therma rest (V-man got to that first). And I was warm. WARM. Hell, I didn't realize how great the thing was until I had to get up in the middle of the night. Going from that bag to the outside air... fuhreezing. I hurried back to the bag, where it was warm and dry.

No moisture got into the bag, and the following morn, I hung it over the railing of his huge deck. It quickly dried. I imagine that it would be sweet as hell to take hiking... lightweight and easy to pack, with no fear of mildew.

When I grow up, and get big, I will be the proud owner of one of these sleeping bags. Count on it.

Posted by That 1 Guy at October 22, 2006 09:40 PM | TrackBack

when I get older, and will probably never get big like the rest of you folks, I hope to never have to camp anywhere that I need one of those bags!!! Holy crap. I get too cold. Sleeping where their is frost? My own personal hell...

Posted by: Bou at October 23, 2006 05:03 AM

Ummm... not cold... this from the man who likes to stand outside in a short sleeve shirt in 40 degree weather! I think we have different thermostats. *grin* I have a sneaking suspicion I would would have frozen to death.

Posted by: Teresa at October 23, 2006 08:40 AM

Fortunately for you, that bag is also shovel proof.


Posted by: Yabu at October 23, 2006 09:55 AM

Like Bou, I am cold no matter where I am. If in Florida, it's usually the air conditioning that drives me nuts. That's why I try to take a sleeping bag wherever I travel. No matter where I am, I stay toasty warm inside, my body heat staying constant.

And the great thing about doing that is you can sleep anywhere!

Posted by: michele at October 23, 2006 11:30 AM

Hey, thanks...I've been looking for good "sleeping boots". My feet always freeze no matter who I'm under!

Posted by: Mushy at October 23, 2006 02:55 PM

Bou, it ain't bad at all... hell, you sleep great!

Teresa, I can guarantee that you'd have been warm. That bag has a tie that closes off the body section, holding in the heat. It works so good, that I had to unfasten it. I was cooking.

Yabu, yeah... Eric just didn't want any blood on his sleeping bag. BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Michele... this thing is sweet! It's light as hell, and blows away the old military issue bag that I keep in the car.

Mushy... you're feets ain't gonna freeze in this thing, no way.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 23, 2006 05:32 PM

"When I grow up, and get big". Good Gott! Are you gonna get bigger? I may have to widen some doorways for you to visit. ;-)

Posted by: Jerry at October 23, 2006 09:42 PM

... I told you, killer, Ajungilaks are the catdaddy... they are the kind of bags you take up Everest...

.. glad you made the trip!...

Posted by: Eric at October 24, 2006 08:02 AM