My best tips for staying warm during the night when camping.
You don’t need the most fancy and expensive sleeping bag for a microadventure.
But you do need some sort of decent sleeping mat. It is the sleeping mat that keeps the cold(er) ground from reacing your body. When you are laying on the ground, your body compresses the fibre or down in your sleeping bag, so I won’t isolate.
3 tips for staying warm
Tip # 1: Make sure you have a decent sleeping mat.
The cheapest ones that work well are made of foam and WITH closed cells. Then make sure your sleeping bag is not too cold. If it is very thin and only made for sleeping on really hot summer nights or indoors, perhaps you can use two thin ones if you have.
You do not have to go out and splash a lot of money on a sleeping bag before you have an idea about what you need really are. They come in different season rating, different materials and definitely in different prices.
Tip #2: Get a sleeping bag that fits you needs
Before buying a new expensive? sleeping bag. Get an idea about which times of year you would like to go on microadventures with an overnighter before you buy a sleeping bag.
Try to use two thin ones or borrow one for a beginning. Or jump to bed with a little more cloth on. If you are cold before you climb into your sleeping bag, you will find it difficult to get warm fast. It is your own body heat, that will warm up your sleeping bag.
Tip#3: Don’t go to bed freezing
If you are cold. Try to do some small exercises or run around the campsite for a short while before you climb into your sleeping bag. This will help you get warm and keep warm from the moment you try to go to sleep.