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I normally use a quilt and for the most part and happy with it. One of the downsides of using a quilt can be that it shifts around as I toss and turn at night. This can be easily solved by using the sleeping pad attachments when sleeping in a tent, but in a hammock that isn't possible. One of the other problems with a quilt is that you have to wear a cap and that can sometimes be uncomfortable on your ears or pressing around your head. I have been on the lookout for something that I could crawl into and cover-up, but still, be made a lighter material that doesn't make me feel like I am suffocating (especially if I am inside a sleeping bag which I use when it's below 35 degrees).

I stumbled upon this on Facebook and am eager to try it out next weekend. So if you see a starfish-like object walking around the campsite, don't worry, it's just me.

For those of you that enjoy a cup of coffee in the am, this may be a game-changer for you. I grind my own beans every day and bring fresh coffee grounds with me on the trail. The problem is dealing with the cleanup and having to pack out the coffee grounds. Solution-empty tea bags. All you have to do is throw the bag in your garbage when you are done! Bonus is I don't have to carry a press anymore!