Sleeping Bag

I’m so psyched!  I finally got a sleeping bag.  One of my internet friends had been encouraging me to do it for a while but I was avoiding spending the money since I don’t have a whole lot of that.  Target has decent looking Coleman sleeping bags that are designed to keep you comfortable in weather down to 45 degrees for $30.00.  That’s not much I know but I didn’t want to pay that much.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been a Goodwill shopper for many years so I went  there today to look for a shower curtain rod (I’ll say more about that later…I’m sure the suspense is killing everyone to know what I need a shower rod for!)  I didn’t see any shower curtain rods but I saw a couple of sleeping bags.  At first I only saw one and it was down filled and brand new for $10.00!  I’m allergic to down though so I passed it on to another lady who was looking at it.  I was feeling just the tiniest bit bitter at having to pass on this great deal when I ran across ANOTHER NEW Coleman sleeping bag.  It wasn’t down filled and it’s a made for a tall person as it’s 6 feet 2 inches long.  It is designed to keep you warm at down to 30 degree temperatures and it has a warm flannel type lining inside.  The $30.00 bag I found at target didn’t have that so it would be a little cool getting in.  The only downside to this sleeping bag is it’s ugly rust color.  I guess it was made for a big masculine man but at $7.49 there’s not way I was passing up this deal!

I was really getting nervous about the cold weather even though it was in the 40s last nite and I was ok.  Now I feel like between my new sleeping bag and the 3 blankets I have in my van, short of some sort of global cooling disaster, I can face any cold weather Southern California dishes out.  Yay!

Sometimes it’s the little things, ya know?

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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5 Responses to Sleeping Bag

  1. mac says:

    So what’s the shower curtain rod for? 🙂

    Sometimes a too big a sleeping bag will not use your body heat to warm you back with well. In that case take a blanket in the bag with you inside it. You can use safety pins to close the feet and side to your lower ribs about…

    Seek out mountain climber shops in your area. What these would be I have no idea. Some may have used gear in a consignment area.

    Where I live there are 2 shops that do this. You can get new and or used items in great shape sometimes. I did just yesterday getting 2 real wool jack shirts made by Woolrich in fine shape as new.

    • Maureen says:

      Hiya Mac!

      I’m going to post about the curtain rod soon. Stay tuned! 😛

      The sleeping bag was awesome last nite. I threw my comforter on top of it and oh gosh I could have staying “in bed” all day! Except, of course, nature calls in the morning. SO annoying!

      I’ll probably seek out a shop like you describe when I want to buy a tent. I suppose there are some other items I might slowly accumulate too but I really want to keep my acquisitions to a minimum. The van is starting to look a bit sloppy with too much stuff in it. Sad face!

  2. mco says:

    You still have your storage unit, right? you can put some stuff in there if the van gets a bit crowded…

    • Maureen says:

      Oh yes. I’m actually thinking about using it a bit more and going there every couple of days to change things out. More later.

  3. Annett says:

    Remarkable know-how! I have been hunting for things like this for a while today. Many thanks!

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