I have an event to attend that requires staying overnight (for just one night). with some others in a tent. I don't have a sleeping bag since I don't do many events that require me sleeping outside. And i'm not sure if i'll be able to get a sleeping bag in time. Where I live the temperature has been rising so I'm sure it won't drop below 50 degrees farenheit. I've been googling it and I've read numerous things on alternatives but they aren't very useful. I have fleece blankets and polyester blankets and wool ones as well. But I don't want to permanently sew one closed just for one event. Could I possibly bring a blanket instead? Are there any alternatives?
Most Helpful Guy
When you say it won't drop below 50, do you mean at night? Or is that the day temperature? While 50 is not terribly cold, it's cold enough to make for an uncomfortable night if you aren't prepared.
When you are sleeping on the ground, you should pay attention to what's under you as much what's over you. Laying on the ground can really suck the heat out of you. So you need something heavy underneath. Some sort of foam pad should work OK, but I'd still put 1-2 blanket (s) over it. If you don't have something like that, then I'd use a minimum of three layers of heavy blankets, preferably more. Something like a couple of heavy quilts would work well also.
For over top, I think I'd want at least 4 layers of heavy blankets. Also wear thermal tops and bottoms if you have them. Heavy socks will help also, especially if the blankets aren't large enough to keep your feet wrapped up.
If you are in a tent with others, the body heat will raise the temperature above the outside temperature so that should help a lot. That could easily raise it five degrees.0
Most Helpful Girl
Just bring a few blankets and pillows to lay on as well as one or two blankets to cover yourself with.0