How to Survive with a Wet Sleeping Bag

Imagine the worst case, the rush forgot to check the climate of the site where to go camping.

Upon arrival to discover a strong storm approaches, do not give much importance, and decide to continue as planned.

Minutes later notes that they begin to fall the first drops of water, by what you consider that it is best to put the third layer – or water-proof, according to the case-.

Rays! The storm is very strong release it choose the first site that you find to put the tent, you start it to mount and at the time of put the sleeping bag…

You discover that this soaked!

Now you need to implement the following tips to cold.

Dry sleeping bag

If the storm calms, what you should do to dry sack is squeezing that you can gently to avoid damaging the tissues.

Then you will have to hold the ends and hang it from two trees, as if it were a hammock.

Leave it hung for a time where the wind hit directly.

Remember, leave it open to remove the excess water from the inside.

To be honest, the only drawback is that this can take hours, even days.

The only thing you have to do

If you did not have luck in an attempt to dry the bag, the only thing you have is prepare the best you can to not spend a cold night.

Consume hot drinks before bed, such as broth or soups.

Get all the hot clothes you have just before going to sleep.

To cover the feet you can use backpack to isolate these extremities.

A good tip is, if you have plastic bottles, place hot water and bottles among our armpits.

It avoids the excessive loss of body heat using a Cap.

What you should never do

Never, ever, expose the sack in the heat of the fire.

Many will think that it is a good technique to dry, but it is totally false.

All gettin is that I will destroy the lining, rot the fabric and you expose to burning.

In addition to that is embedded into the annoying smell of burnt charcoal.


The climate that you expondrás check out for the next camp.

Better prepare your team.

Many bags are waterproof, yet there are others who keep it inside a plastic bag or waterproof backing.

The same goes for the backpack.

An excellent recommendation is to load with a thermal blanket – this reflects approximately 80% of body heat – if the bag gets wet.