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The dough on this one hasn't quite risen yet, so any
suggestions would be appreciated...
I remove most clothing when I get into my sleeping
bag when in The Great Outdoors, and usually keep
the clothes in my bag with me when sleeping.
However, during hours of limited visibility, it's difficult
to clothe/unclothe without the aid of some kind of
light. Last weekend I was unsuccessfully trying to get
up and out of the bag to meet a time constraint for the
trip (overslept), and I challenged myself to grow with
that experience -- what am I saying, that just plain
sucked!!! I cursed up and down after putting my pants
on backwards twice, not finding socks and what
Ergo, Sleeping Bag Lights.
Now, I'm not talking about hanging hurricane lamps
in there, mind you, but something a bit more practical.
My first thought was two tubes of plastic right next to
the zipper (also for reference), one on each side,
which would be filled/refilled with ChemLight juice.
That stuff doesn't last long though, and one filling
would not last a whole day.
Electrical options are difficult, as they're inherently fire
Best option right now is to line the zipper with LED
lights (longer lasting) and one housing with watch
batteries/switch towards the opening.
Any help would be appreciated - if I could get some
help, I'd actually build one and take this to the field
with me, so... Thanks in advance..
Related idea from the HB: "The baglite"
Circa March 2002: The baglite is the same idea, only for handbags and purses. The LED array was explored as well. [bristolz, Oct 17 2004]
||In particular, one of those flashlights where the handle pulls out to turn it into a mini-Hurricane lamp.
||I'm also not entirely sure why you don't get out of the sleeping bag then get dressed. Too cold or too embarrassed?
||I think this is very cool and should employ fiber optics (like a fiber optic christmas tree or something) You just take the flashlight you're using, and "dock" it to the flash port.. Even have lenses for different colors... GREAT IDEA, Timpestuous !!
||Just wear glow-in-the-dark rave clothes on your hike.
||Nothing complements the peace and serenity of communing with nature in solitude like HARD-BANGING TECHNO!
||Or, at least, hard banging.
||Hard banging to hard banging techno.
I am lucky/unlucky.You decide. I am 33 and grew up in the time raves and acid house and warehouse parties. I still go to outdoor raves now. I love them. There is nothing like the sun coming up on a summers day out in the country with a party just starting to get to the chillout stage. Oh yeah.
||Thanks for the comments - been out for a while...
||Normally my flashlight is tied down to my gear
(which is outside the bag) - and it has a red lens,
so that's out.
||Too cold to dress outside at times - it was 17F at
night last friday night, then came up to a balmy
34F saturday morning. Yeehaw. That was one of
those mornings I really, really didn't want to get
out of ye olde fart sack (sleeping bag, that is).
||Thx mahatma - that sounds like it could work!