Even with "global warming" the 51st state still gets it's share of cold weather. I already have a sleeping bag that rests in the back of the Jeep. Very easy to strap to the bottom of the GHB.It's gets cold in Jersey at night, especially if at all windy. I'd recommend either the tarp or the poncho, but also having a small wool blanket or at least a good thermal sweater with you as well.
I used to do spring and fall camping trips at Allaire State forest & in the Pine Barrrens as a kid, and I remember being very happy that I had a sleeping bag!
Been re-organizing my Get Home Bag. Still things I need/want to get.
At this point I don't have any type of shelter. Whicih one do you use and or recommend?
My main purpose is for my Get Home Bag so not looking for a long term tent. Option 1 Coulghan's tube tent, cheap light weight easy set up.
Option 2 vinyl/plastic tarp, also cheap a bit heavier and more set up involved.
Option 3 camo poncho, bit more expensive but not too much, heavier and more set up involved.
I'm leaning towards the poncho because of multi-purpose use.
I need your info to help me decide.
Been re-organizing my Get Home Bag
I agree. When I first starter preparing, I had everything but the kitchen sink in my GHB. After taking it out for a test hike, I quickly pared my weight down. I have gone to a smaller backpack and carry just the minimum:Poncho. The idea is to get home, not go camping.