Getting ready for a little backpacking camping. It will only be for a night or so but #prepping for a longer trip never hurts. #fatwood #primative #hiking #camping #getoutdoors #alabama #firestarter #campfire #fatlighter #heartpine #pineknot #travel #traveling #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #instatraveling #mytravelgram #travelgram #travelingram
My second find online and a deal so far is an self inflatable camping/hiking pillow. It compresses and rolls up to about the size of a large cantaloupe. Those super duper OMG where did they grow those sizes.
I found it on AliExpress for $6.35 and with shipping it came out to $7.90. The order was placed on August 9, and it arrived at my house on August 25. Since I didn’t have a camping trip planned the wait wasn’t bad at all. The exterior material is a polyester PVC type material with a foam interior. Air valve is a screw type and is easy to inflate. Since it is a “self inflating” pillow I decided to test that feature and see if it would fluff up a bit without assistance from my lungs. When I opened the valve it did fill partially with air and with two little breaths it was full. It weighs in at around 9.3 ounces without the stuff sack. The size is 47x30x8cm (18.5″ x 11.8″ x 3.14″ inches). I made sure to check the sizes since I didn’t want to get something the size of a Barbie doll pillow. It’s been a while since I had to learn the metric system, and that didn’t stick; however, Google is your friend! If you’d like your own then you should check out AliExpress.
I have a trip planned in October so I’ll post an update once my camping trip is complete. Also, I think I’ll make it a tiny pillow case to keep it clean. Not that I drool, but well hiking makes me tired and I’d rather not slobber on my new pillow.
So occasionally I get these ideas (Ok..it’s often I get these ideas) to see how I acquire a nice product, but save some cash while doing so.
Take this for example. I’ve been thinking about getting a pack-able down sleeping bag that would work in cool weather (30-50F). The problem is I’m not so sure I’d like to spend $150 to $500 for something I’m going to only use a couple times a year. So I start looking around online and found something that seems a little too good to be true. It’s advertised as a Autumn Adult Outdoor Envelope Duck Down Sleeping bag. Ok, I’m intrigued. The brand is AndesMountain and it had free shipping from China. It was a 1/4 the cost of several I looked at and it says it has 12.3 ounces of white duck down fill. Hmmm, not sure how to gauge that part, but I’m still looking. Well it did arrive all safe and sound and I am VERY impressed! Overall the weight is 1 pound 13 ounces and that’s when it’s packed down in it’s little stuff sack. It’s put together very well, has a nice feel to it, and looks like it would fluff up nice. The zipper works great and the bag packs easily back into it’s stuff sack. If anything it will be a great top quilt or something to use during weather that’s not too cold or for just hanging around the campfire. The sleeping bag is rectangle which I like and it also has a cord that allows the top to be cinched down around your head if needed. There are also two loops at the foot where it can be hung up to dry if needed. I’m very impressed and look forward to using my new bag on a trip I have planned in October. I’ll be bringing a separate bag…just in case the temps get too chilly!