My wife, son, and I are three cannucks (that's Canadian, for you yanks, eh?) lost in MA. My wife and I in the process of converting to UltraLightism and are faced some terrible and vexing questions which I hope some of the brethrens and sisterens (if that is a word) could answer for us to help speed us into the xanadu of UtlraLightism. (I've tried to find the answer in other sermons/theological discussion in this forum and have failed.)
First, we are going to be camping mostly in NorthEast, mainly in MA, NH, ME, VT, etc. We are also hoping to go to Alaska for a week or so next spring or summer. My question is, do you really need a 20F rated bag if you're camping in northeast, from midspring to midfall or is 45F more than enough? I assume you would need a 20F for Alaska during spring and possibly summer. Or do you? Hmmmm
Second, we liked Ray Jardine's idea of having a light breathable nylon suit that you could wear to fend of bugs and shrubs (along with its many other uses). Has anyone tried this? Apart from sewing one (I am better ripping things apart than sewing them back together), where can you get something like that? Does the waterproof/breathable rainwear work just as well?
I appreciate any and all help you could give.
Thanks and may your journeys lead you to peace and contentment (or at least a clean bathroom or may be even a dirty one).