Sleep Sacks Do I Need One
n short, if you plan on nights.
staying in youth hostels,
To make a sleep sack, really all
you need to do is take a sheet
Most hostels now require and fold it in half. Once you
travelers to use sleep sacks when have it lined up right, you just
sleeping in the beds they sew up the bottom and half way up
provide. Youth Hostels will often the side to create a sort of
provide you with a sleep sheet or sheet version of the sleeping
regular sheet; more than likely bag.
this will cost extra money to
use. However, because some youth Many travelers have asked about
hostels do not have them on hand, sleeping bags and whether or not
it is always a good idea to bring they should take them along. In
your own. my opinion a sleeping bag is a
bad idea. It's bulky, hard to
Sleep Sacks are simple really. wash when you are in a hurry and
Hostels have us use them because have little detergent and
they help keep the beds clean. supplies, and a lot of hostels do
Clean beds are good. not even allow them do to
personal hygiene reasons (you
With sleep sacks, you also have wouldn't want a guy who has been
the advantage of being able to living in the woods along
chose your materials. For summer interstates for three weeks
journeys, you may want to go with sleeping next to you in a thick,
something very thin and slick so sweaty sleeping bag).
that it does not stick to you if
you sweat a bit. For winter, you So in answer to the original
can chose a thicker material that question, yes, you should take a
will help keep you warm on cold sleep sack with if you are
planning on staying in youth
hostels. Sleep sacks are good for
you, they are good for the I recommend you add a sleep sack
hostels, and they are good for to your list of things to pack.
everyone else who is on the road. You won't regret it.
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