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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    I'm sorry I should have titled this thread a little better...
    It should be called "which winter sleeping bag on a budget?"

    Not sure how to edit title ...
    Sorry

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    My vote goes to the 1 - British army surplus Arctic sleeping bag. Another reason I like this is that it has more generous space for your feet, whereas the other two options appear to be quite restrictive. Not ideal if you've got a shivering staffy to warm up at 3 a.m.!
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    hello Woody,
    I'd opt for the Snugpak. If you read the small print of the Highlander bag *British style (not actual issue) that doesn't say if it is to a specific military or NATO standard with stock number. The British Arctic bag used grade hmmm.. buying such it is better to view first before parting with your money. If it's returnable, I'd go ahead order & view it, if unsatisfied then return it (is it worth it)?? googlefu if your unsure how to care for your sleeping bag, washing, drying & airing whilst using it.. Ehecatl I agree with you I'm taking into consideration that it's Woody Jnr. humpin' the load & the arctic bag could be the straw that broke the camels back.. just sayin'. The Ridgeway (Britain's oldest road) I know where you are I've been down that way sometime ago RAF High Wycombe & Daws Hill to name but a few.. Cold War years.
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    Natural Born Bushcrafter Woody's Avatar
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    Thank you guys for all your advice! Much appreciated.

    Just for the record...
    I'm not dragging junior along the whole trek.
    That would be mad !!!
    Cool but a little cruel... don't want to put him off forever...

    We're only doing a weekend , which will be about a 1/4 of the trail...

    Aiming for 8 miles a day for 3 days maybe 4.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ridgeway

    Autumn just because of the colours... my favourite season for sure.

    Looking forward to it...


    Thanks for the input lads

    Last edited by Woody; 24-05-2016 at 10:49 PM.

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