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used to supplement summer sleeping bag in the Grand Tetons
on August 16, 2013
I recently returned from a back-country backpacking trip in the Grand Tetons. Due to the steep climib to over 10,000 feet with a pack, I needed to keep weight to a minimum. I took my very light weight summer sleeping bag but knew it would not be enough at altitude to keep me warm. This product did the trick. What works best is to first lay out the blanket with about 35% on the floor of your tent and the remainder folder on top. Then slip your ground pad and sleeping bag inside and fold it over and tuck it underneath at the feet and the side(that's why you need to leave more on the top). Essentially, make yourself a burrito. This kept me very comfortably warm with very miinimal weight. The blanket is much studier than the disposal true emergency blankets that are the size of a pack of cigarettes, and thus has a bit more bulk and weight. But the weight is very slight and it does fold up to a small size if you take a bit of time (about the size of a medium length paperback book). Definitely a very useful item when backpacking across a wide range of temperatures and weight must be kept to a minimum.