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    Question sleeping gear on the trail?

    I don't believe I have ever posted here, but I lurk often as I am becoming more and more interested in mushing. I am planning on doing two (as of right now) long trips (long for me that is) with a friend this winter. One will be a week long run and the other about four days. We will be sleeping on the trail and I need to invest in a good bag. Thought you folks might be a good resource of opinions for me Any suggestions?

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    Josh, for the price it's hard to beat a Wiggy's bag. If you're in Anchorage, stop in and talk to Marc Taylor at his Wiggy's Alaska store and check out some bags. I'm using a -30 Wiggy's bag; it's fairly old and not as warm as it used to be. If you're going to be camping where you won't have a fire at night then you will definitely want to get a bag that is rated below whatever the lowest temp you expect. Good ground pad makes all the difference in the world too.

    Good luck,

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    Thumbs up much appreciated

    Thanks Mark! Good to hear from you and always excited when you post pictures of your latest run. This will be the first extended mushing outing for me and I am really excited.

    Wiggy's is the bag that I have had in mind for some time now, but I just thought I'd do a little fishing for other opinions and I couldn't think of a better place to get them then from the folks on the trail. I've read all of the hunting and gear posts, and no disrespect towards them, but I value the opinions of you folks out there living in these situations.

    Thanks again,
    Joshua

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    How exciting Joshua. Where are your trips going to be?
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    I’ve have a -60* bag Wiggy’s only use 2 times for $ 250 if your interested.

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    Thumbs up Rutting Moose...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rutting Moose View Post
    I’ve have a -60* bag Wiggy’s only use 2 times for $ 250 if your interested.
    PM sent. Thanks.

    1stimestar...will get back with you in a bit...busy day today!

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    I have the Wiggys -60 and I really like it. I have the extra long and I can stuff extra stuff in the bottom of the bag to stay warm. Love it.

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    Josh,

    I'll post some recent mushing/camping pics in another thread. Only downside to the deep-cold Wiggy's bags is that they take up so much space. I have a real hard time getting our three -30 bags in the rig...and one won't compress into a five-gallon bucket even, which would sure make things easier for us. But you gotta have a warm bag out there.

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