Bedrolls You do not need to have a sleeping bag to camp out. Many campers prefer to make their own bedrolls. To make a bedroll, you will need a large waterproof covering, as many blankets as desired, and a sheet or sleeping blanket. Follow the instructions below to put the bedroll together.
|1. Place the waterproof covering flat
on the ground.
Place the first blanket so that it covers two-thirds
of the waterproof covering (A-B).
|2. Place the second blanket so that its
is at the middle of the first blanket (C-D).
|3. Alternate the placement of the
remaining blankets in
the same way until all are down. Fold the sheet or sleeping blanket in half, and place it in the middle of the bedroll (A-B-C-D).
|4. Starting with the last blanket you
fold the blankets one at a time over the sheet or sleeping blanket (A-B-C-D).
|5. Fold the waterproof covering over the blankets. Get into the bedroll from the top. You should be lying inside the folded sheet or sleeping blanket.||6. When you are packing, put your night clothes and toilet articles inside the bedroll and roll it from the bottom.|
|7. Tie ropes around the bedroll.|
Sleeping Bags You will enjoy camping more if you are comfortable when sleeping, so choosing the right sleeping bag is important. The main purpose of a sleeping bag is to protect your body against the cold. Sleeping bags are made of various materials. Choose the type that will best serve your needs. After you have chosen your sleeping bag, take good care of it. Never put it away when it is moist or dirty. To help keep your sleeping bag clean, fold an old sheet in half and slip it inside the bag. If your bag becomes dirty, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning it. Put some sort of ground cover under your sleeping bag to protect it. You may want to dig shallow depressions for your hips and shoulders to make sleeping more comfortable. End of Article Return to Outdoor Survival or Clothing, Gear, Kits & Lists page.
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