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lollybee Fri 22-Aug-08 20:24:09

I seem to spend most of the night waking up to untwist myself from my sleeping bag ... do duvets work on airbeds. I am seriously going to have a tanty with my sleeping bag and stamp all over it one of these days!
Really tho ... has anyone used a duvet and if so does it work ???

TsarChasm Fri 22-Aug-08 20:27:28

We take duvets camping now. I know that many true campers will say this is really wussy but I cannot get on with sleeping bags.

I get so twisted up in them and I hate that encased sealed up feeling. Like a body bag. And I always end up lying in the zip.

saggyhairyarse Fri 22-Aug-08 20:27:41

Duvets are fine!

lollybee Fri 22-Aug-08 20:28:48

Thank God I'm not alone !!!!

SorenLorensen Fri 22-Aug-08 20:31:12

I always had the same problem - til I bought this, which I used for the first time last week in Anglesey. It is huge - almost the size of a double one but just for me (heehee) and I can bring my knees up and sleep curled up on my side like I do in my bed. And it's got a lovely soft, flannelly lining. On the downside - when in its carry bag it is massive - dh had a few choice things to say about fitting it in the car (I don't care though - it's so lovely!)

I'm sure a duvet would be fine - so long as it was a really warm one - because you are not enclosed like you are in a sleeping bag. You'd need it to be big to keep out drafts too. And a fitted sheet on your airbed - but I do that anyway, seems to help with condensation.

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 20:31:48


getting all snarled up and having your bag take your jarmie bottoms away with the twisty mess that your bag becomes is part of the fun.


The more I read on this camping topic the more convinced I become that people actually want to be comfortable when they go camping. What's that all about then?

MindingMum Fri 22-Aug-08 20:32:04

I take sleeping bags but only for convenience. I end up only zipping it at the bottom and throwing it over me otherwise i wake up every time i need to turn over

But having said that, I am the same with nighties unless they are mahooosive grin

SorenLorensen Fri 22-Aug-08 20:33:12

Oh begone, Slubber, with your separate kitchen tent grin

Icanseethesea Fri 22-Aug-08 20:35:58

I love my sleeping bag. It's so cosy....grin

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 20:36:21

ahem ahem the kitchen tent is for safety ACTUALLY and involved no added comfort benefit whatsoever. It doesn't even have a SIG [bugs and cold ankles emoticon]

Sleeping bags rule. I defy anyone to be as snuggly buggly as me in my 3 season bag.

SorenLorensen Fri 22-Aug-08 20:39:25

Bugs and cold ankles? Pah, I was cooking in the rain, outside, with an umbrella last week - and getting splattered every time rain went in the pan. That's hard core. So hard core that I have already ordered an 'extension' grin for our Monty - hoping it will come in time to try out next weekend.

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 20:46:41

yeah, yeah cooking with an umbrella isn't hard

Hiding in reeds and then ambushing a colony of ducks. Dispatching a duck with a tent peg, plucking the duck and creating new scatter cushions for your tent with the down. Gathering wood of a pleasant smell, digging a hole with your bare hands and creating your own homespun stone age humidified and scented oven to roast the duck in.

that is hard.

I've never done it, BUT BY GOD I never will if I sleep under a duvet.

Pixel Fri 22-Aug-08 20:59:10

Hate the 'mummy' sleeping bags where you can't move your feet. Been fine with the readybed cos when you turn over it stays where it is instead of turning with you. My sister uses duvets which work fine but she has no children so has plenty of room in the car for luxuries!

What softies, using an umbrella to cook in the rain. What's wrong with the hood of your cagoule, and rain dripping off the end of your nose? Actually the other week I was making tea in the pouring rain, in the pitch dark with a head-torch on, which was quite interesting hmm.

SorenLorensen Fri 22-Aug-08 21:16:32

I think we are shaping up here for a Mumsnet Camp Off...a camping get-together where we battle the elements, demonstrate our ability to quickly fashion a spit-roast out of two delta pegs and a spare length of flourescent guy-line, then wrestle a nearby sheep, skin and roast it on said spit (while creating a wholesome salad with mixed foliage foraged from nearby hedgerows) while at the same time drinking a yard of ale and demonstrating our 'escape from a tangled sleeping bag while blindfold and needing a pee' techniques.

Or alternatively drinking wine, giggling, and then sending the menfolk off for fish and chips because we can't be arsed to cook.

SorenLorensen Fri 22-Aug-08 21:19:22

Talking of can't be arsed to cook - must go and send my manfolk out to pick up the lamb dhansak grin

Aitch Fri 22-Aug-08 21:19:30

one of the reasons i don't camp is that i have a pathological fear of sleeping bags.

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 21:21:03

Oh I like the sound of this camp off. Can we include the erect a tent and simultaneously entertain a 3 year old event?

I would like to nominate myself for the 'don't touch the bloody sides' shoutathon.

mrspnut Fri 22-Aug-08 21:21:18

I have one of these and just use it unzipped over both me and OH and we have never been cold using it.

Mine however has Burberry style lining envy

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 21:24:41

you sleep under an unzipped golf buggy mrspnut? How extremely odd and non thermal. buggies....

what is going on on camping hmm

mrspnut Fri 22-Aug-08 21:26:14 Sorry blush that's what happens when wine and other forums are involved.

Slubberdegullion Fri 22-Aug-08 21:27:23

yes that looks more like a sleeping bag grin

fatzak Fri 22-Aug-08 22:24:23

I love our massive double sleeping bag, but have horrible memories of a single one - always always seemed to end up with the zip puller thingy up by my face and the rest of the zip cold and digging in somewhere.

Now I think about it, our sleeping bag is a king size grin

lilolilmanchester Fri 22-Aug-08 22:29:03

We weekend campers only. We now take a duvet but also a sleeping bag to put on top of the airbed (complete wusses) cos the airbed gets really cold otherwise.

vixma Fri 22-Aug-08 22:50:54

We have the dilemma that our tent was distroyed in cornwell (£75.00) bad weather last year, however we have bought a pukka tent this year( this is us posh, rare). However, it is so pukka (cost £500) we are scared of ruining it. Plus it will take 2 hours to put up...(I normally put the tent up as it is quicker). Camping good or bad depends on weather...espesh as nasty weather in july and aug.

nannyL Sat 30-Aug-08 10:29:16

I HATE sleeping bags too

the only night i slept in one was when it was REALLY cold!

my bed from ground up is

foam roll
no slip matt stuff
fleece throw
ME with think fleece PJs and bed socks
fleece throw
open sleeping bag on top

Even when its warm *ie last weekendm i use all of that to stay warm, but i cant bear being contianed in a sleeping bag

(I also would freeze if i only had an air bed and sleeping bag!)

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