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Old 01-20-2013, 05:46 PM
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How do you put / stow / pack your sleeping bag or quilt in your pack?

How is your sleeping bag or quilt stowed in your pack on backpacking trips?

At times, I've used a waterproof stuff sack, but for some trips, I prefer to simply stuff my down quilt into a large, ultralight plastic bag. This tends to somewhat minimize the compression of the down, and it allows the quilt to fill out my pack a little better (which distributes it into areas it wouldn't normally reach in a conventional stuff sack).

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:11 PM
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I use a telecompressor stuff sack of a diameter an inch or two more than the depth of the pack e.g. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:15 PM
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I use the Gossamer Gear pack liner bags. After I put the sleeping bag and sleeping clothes in the b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 AM
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These days, I usually use an ultralight silnylon stuff sack that's just the right length to fit in t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:04 PM
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Like others, I stuff my sleeping bag, not too tightly, into a silnylon stuff sack, that fits snugly NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:03 PM
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I use one of several waterproof stuff sacks, between two and five times the volume of the one that c NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:21 AM
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For my 20ºF down bag, I have a waterproof stuff sack. It fits just perfectly across the bottom of my NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:26 PM
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i have a treated water-shedding stuff sack for keeping my bag. as it's a synthetic bag that's typica NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:15 PM
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For my 20 degree bag, I just put it in the stuff bag it came with. It then goes into the bottom (sl NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:01 PM
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My quilt and down jacket go into a GG Riksack which I stuff in the bottom of my GG Gorilla pack. Thi NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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