The Sleeping Bag Is So Important To Who Goes Camping In The Wild As To Who Must Bivacar On A Mountain. Unfortunately, Most People Just Find Out That When You’re Shivering.Choose To Stay In A Stolen.
To help those who have no experience in the subject, asked a questions to the expert Kiko Araújo, carioca climber who works in this business just on Proactive company, which is the representative of German brand Deuter in Brazil.
How to choose a sleeping?
Kiko: this is really important… a lot of people choose the sleeping bag for extreme temperature, and this is a huge mistake. The extreme temperature of a bag, warrants that will keep the user alive at that particular temperature, but will be a night of cold… very cold. Sleeping bags SHOULD be chosen for comfort temperature.
What are the temperatures indicated as Comfort, limit and extreme?
Kiko: according to the European standards in force (the most complete and rigid, to endorse brands of sleeping bags), these tracks were divided as follows:
Comfort temperature-temperature at which a standard woman sleep comfortably. Has this temperature as the basis of the choice of your sleeping.
-Limit temperature lowest temperature at which a standard man sleep comfortably. Also referred to as the transition temperature.
Extreme temperature–from this temperature range (band), a strong feeling of cold must be expected. There is risk of damage to health for hypothermia. The standard defines as the “temperature where a standard woman, in conditions of extreme cold, will endure only for a period of 6 hours. To minimize heat loss in the sleeping bag, she’s in fetal position. The skin temperature is 29° C and in the basal metabolic rate slightly increased because she was shaking. There is great danger of hypothermia.”
As the sleeping bags are built?
Kiko: are constructed in layers or in chambers. May have double layers, simple, built in trapezoidal Chambers… The internal construction of a sleeping bag always seeks to optimize the use of filling, seeking to avoid or reduce “cold” areas.
Which filling material to choose?
Kiko: filling materials vary depending on the model, but are basically made of synthetic fiber or feather goose hollow. If the goal is a very humid, the goose feather is not the right choice. For Brazil, the synthetic fillers are ideal, but if the goal is to dry areas and extreme cold, the plume of goose becomes indicated. The reason is that the feather, when wet, does not retain heat, making it useless. The same is not true with synthetic fibers, even wet, still helps a lot.
What precautions storage?
You must keep the sleeping bag open, if possible hanging (usually there is a small handle on the “foot” of the sleeping bag, it fits exactly to hang the bag). Avoid leaving he kept for long periods in the bag.
How to wash the sleeping bag?
Kiko: ideally wash as little as possible… a good tip is to use “liners” which you can buy from Thereligionfaqs(cotton bag that works like a sheet) in the bag, so you keep clean and wash the liner bag. But if you don’t have a way and have to wash using mild soap, dry shade. You can wash in the machine, but opt for commercial use machines (those who have the front opening). In this case close pockets and zippers and put it in the machine backwards, that is, to optimize the washing the inside of the bag.