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Camping Blanket Instead of Sleeping Bag?

Q: What is the best camping blanket? Have you ever used a Rumpl? They look cool.
— Jimmy, Walla Walla, Washington

Why, yes, I have used Rumpl camping blankets, and they are pretty cool — or, rather, warm.

The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket ($99, and Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket ($149) feel like the outside of a sleeping bag or down jacket, so they effectively repel liquid, sand and dirt. They are made from recycled water bottles — a minimum of 50 per blanket! The NanoLoft is a synthetic down blanket. Rumpl also makes duck down-filled blankets as well as fleece blankets.

The “best” blanket really depends on what you find most comfortable. You might not like most Rumpl blankets’ slippery feel; once I got used to the sensation, though, I felt comfy in them. A wool or fleece blanket, however, might feel cozier to you.

Camping blankets allow for more range of motion while you sleep. They’re also handy for huddling up by a campfire. They probably won’t be ideal for winter camping, but they’re great for the rest of the year. Rumpl and others come with water-resistant stuff sacks, making packing them away easy.

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3 Comments on Camping Blanket Instead of Sleeping Bag?

  1. I am trying to make my own camping bag can you tell me how much it would cost

  2. Scoutmaster 518 // January 4, 2020 at 4:22 pm // Reply

    Sounds like an interesting option….I know mummy and semi tapered bags are confining for some campers. In lieu of a 3 season sleeping bag these seem to be a good idea, they have multiple purposes as well…campfire blanket possible comforter at home etc

  3. Mawachpo Wulaque // January 2, 2020 at 2:02 pm // Reply

    Poncho Liner at your local Army Surplus store $25-$35. A Scout is Thrifty

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