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What I've been using for years is a North Face "Cat's Meow". It's synthetic filled, 3lbs and 20F rated. I also carry a poncho liner and a heavy duty space blanket. I also carry a bivy, a poncho, a Ridgerest mat, and I also pack 2 emergency style space blankets.
 

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Poncho liners, to me at least, are about as important as the sleeping bag. Mine is an indespensible part of my gear.

The emergency spaceblankets are for just that, an emergency. They store compactly and they weigh almost nothing. They work best inside of some other shelter like a tent or stuffed in a sleeping bag. By themselves, they are horrid. They can work good under certain circumstances under a poncho or anything that can cut the wind.

The heavy duty space blanket is essentially a reinforced, waterproof plastic tarp with large grommets on the edges and corners. One side is mylar, the other is olive drab. I've wrecked them in a single evening trying to use them as a bedroll with no mat. It's best use is as a shelter or as an extra waterproof layer to toss over me and my pack as I'm sleeping. In the hot sun, you can use it as a tarp shelter, mylar side up, for shade.
 

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Probably about the warmest sleeping arrangement in the boonies, like in a tent, is a mat or a cot, a couple of down comforters, and a human of the opposite sex. That'll keep you warm and toasty in the coldest of weather. :D

For moving to a colder climate, I've been looking at the Slumberjack 600, but Garand talks about the Canadian Army's system, so I'm going to check that out. I figure they might know a thing or two about the cold.
 
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