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Hi does this belong in Backcountry? I camped in my front yard last night and it really snowed and got down to 17 degrees. My wife thought I was crazy but I told her I'd come in if it got too cold. Actually I was toasty warm in my sleeping bag and long underwear, but I was sleeping on a thermarester and I guess it was too thin. I mean it was warm enough, but way too thin - it hurt my knees and back, so I came in at 2am.
I started to set up a heavy tent but when I unrolled it there were no poles - whoops, glad I hadn't driven to a snowpark. So I found my single walled summer tent (51 oz) and set it up. It worked really well and this morning when I went out to get my stuff out of it, there wasn't any snow in it, even though it doesn't have a real door, just a screen door and two outer door pieces that close together and have a line out to a stake but there is a gap a foot high under them, but there wasn't any wind, just 4 inches of snow.
I forgot my water bottle too. I think I'll do it again tomorrow night, but I have a 4" foam rubber pad that should be a lot more comfortable, sort of like my pillow top mattress. Around here its easy to get deer sleds so I could take it to the snowpark I guess. Would a candle lantern make the tent warmer? And my hands got cold in the sleeping bag.