Sunday, May 29, 2011
Bedding- How Much is a Year's Supply?
The 1978 publication, "Essentials of Home Production and Storage" simply tells us to have enough bedding, "to keep each person warm if there were no other heating supplies."
It is implied that the need for this would be during the coldest time of the year. The bedding need not be fancy. Old quilts can keep a person warm just as well as ones that might be more fashionable. Many people may find that they already have enough bedding on hand.
In my family, we have a goal to buy the best cold-weather sleeping bags we can afford. We are waiting for a good sale at REI or some other outdoor equipment company. (Maybe tomorrow on Memorial Day?)