12.27.2019

Shopping for a cold weather sleeping bag... OMG! How can anyone sleep in a mummy shaped sleeping bag!? I would die.


I mentioned a couple posts ago that I need to buy a heavier duty sleep bag for when I'm tent camping.  My current bags work great for where I live but when I hike and camp in South Dakota, Arizona, New Mexico, etc. in the month of May, we sometimes get snow.

I've never wanted to buy one and I've worked around it by using a fleece liner and layers of clothes.  But this Christmas my husband took pity on me and got me an Amazon gift certificate so I could buy a cold weather sleeping bag (and a heavier tent but that will be another post.)

This morning I'm sipping coffee and I looking up cold weather sleeping bags and over and over (and over) I'm seeing people love the mummy shaped bags.

My shoulders just did an involuntary shudder!





These bags freak me out.  Just the THOUGHT of being bound like that makes me start to hyperventilate.

I don't care if reducing the amount of air around me helps insulate...

I will DIE if I have to sleep in a tight, mummy shaped sleeping bag.  

You might as well just put me in a coffin anyway because it will FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME TO ME!  I would rather continue to dress in layers, line my bag, wear a stocking hat to sleep and wake up with my toes numb than have to try to relax and BREATHE in one of these.



Claustrophobic much?  Maybe.
But it is what it is.





F-that.
No.
Just. No.
I can't even breathe looking at pictures of other people laying in them.  HOW CAN YOU NOT HYPERVENTILATE?  HOW CAN YOU RELAX?  HOW CAN YOU MOVE YOUR FEET?  ROLL OVER TO YOUR SIDE?  DO YOU ALL JUST SLEEP ON YOUR BACKS ALL NIGHT LONG?

If my legs are bound in any way, shape or form at night, my heart will race, I can't breathe.  I have to move.  I have to pick up the sheets, puff them out and let them fall gently back down on my legs.  I cannot have my feet restricted.

I can't even wear a night GOWN because it will wrap around my legs and kill me.

So no.
I will be buying a cold weather bag.
It will NOT be mummy shaped.
Or I will die.