This is another post based on one of our reader’s questions. Basically, the lady has written to inquire as to what a zero degree backpacking sleeping bag is?
I think the area where people are not sure about is the zero part. What exactly does that mean?
They took two sleeping bags and zipped them together so it made one great big bed for all of us. It seemed the ideal solution until one day a group of us went hiking overnight and one of those people was my girlfriend. What a pain it was lugging around two heavy bags and then in the dark trying to get them together as one.
After that first time, we decided right then and there that we would invest in a lightweight double sleeping bag for backpacking. The basic idea is that you can stay warmer because of the body heat from at least two people.
A lot of people seem to be asking why the shift from external supports on knapsacks to internal ones. I have to admit, I started to wonder the same thing?
As my brother and I researched a little bit more we found out why the popular trend to an internal frame hiking backpack.
One of the biggest obstacles to outdoor sports is having an available source of potable water. You can take water along if you are camping or have a trailer, but what about kayaking and backpacking?
I thought about all of the above issues, and a few more actually, in order to choose five of the best water purification tablets for backpacking.