|by Ken Bass · Tue Nov 13, 2012 14:00 PM
I'm going to bump an older thread, with what I feel is pertaining information.
I can't stand sleeping in a sleeping bag they are noisy, uncomfortable, and restrict freedom to roll around. I've tried many, and always end up using them like a giant blanket anyways. So, I went to Harbor Freight and bought a large canvas tarp. I chose canvas because it would be easy to waterproof, easy to work with, and was durable. I then folded in in half, and using canvas strips, attached five "D" rings and snaps. These rings and snaps allowed the sides to then be folded into the middle and secured to hold it all together. I've had it for four or five years now and have used it from summer trips with night highs of 80-90s and frosty nights below freezing. I mostly sleep either out in the open on a cot near the fire or in a vehicle cargo area. The ability to toss a few blankets inside and be able to sleep under or over blankets to regulate how warm I sleep is great! The trade off is that it is kinda heavy, but still managable.
Laid out with a single wool blanket for reference
folded about in half, just slightly under, with one "wing" folded in also.
The side "wings" now folded to meet in the middle and secured with snaps/D rings