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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 08:55 Thread Starter
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Bedding, sheets or bag

For years we have basically made up the double bed in the back with sheets and blankets. Now we are thinking to just try a double sleeping bag. So I am wondering what most others use. The sleeping bag is simple but not so much like home.

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We generally use sleeping bags for a couple of reasons. 1/ Easier to pack in the van and easier to unfold etc when ready to go to bed. 2/ If as sometimes happens we have a couple of extra glasses of wine then we don't need to make the bed up but just climb into seperate sleeping bags. That's what we prefer but others may differ of coarse.

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double duvet is what we use, however may i suggest in your case that bags is the answer.
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double duvet is what we use, however may i suggest in your case that bags is the answer.
In my case, not sure what you mean. My wife is still sexy.
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get a m/h with a fixed bed. sorted!

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We have problems with duvets falling on the ground and so I made my own version of the duvalay. After trying a hundred other sleeping set ups over the years ( I'm barely exaggerating) this is the one for us for all time.

Even if you are not going to put a mattress topper on the bottom then I would still suggest making your own .

Take two double duvet covers.
Sew along 3/4 of the length of one side ( if you have a wall side then sew along the side that goes next to the wall) leaving about a foot unsown at the head end.
You now have 4 layers of fabric.
At the bottom ( foot) end of the covers, sew the two centre ends together. This should leave you with a slot to put a mattress topper into and a slot to put your double duvet into.

If you are not going to use a mattress topper then the bottom 2 layers are your bottom sheet. If you want more bottom sheet to tuck in then either use a larger duvet cover or one large sheet.
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Have fixed beds now

Used to use two double duvets, one thin summer weight for the bottom

Easy to throw onto the bed

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We have to make the beds up every night, and no I do not want a fixed bed.
I made cotton sleeping bags from douvet covers and we both have sleeping bag (zips removed) as a douvet on top.
It takes all of 5 minutes to make the 2 beds and the same time to dismantel in the morning.
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Its all down to personal preference really. My/our preferred option is a duvet/sheet for a number of reasons.

1. We have a fixed bed so the bed is always "made up"

2. We go away for a month (or more, lucky us) at a time, so its a lot easier to have a couple of sets of bedding and rotate them on the bed/through the wash. Duvet cover, sheet and a couple of pillow cases dont take up a lot of room. I wouldn't fancy using a sleeping bag for that long without washing it and there is always the issue of getting it dry after washing in time for next bedy-byes, especially if the weather isnt that good. (Unless you carry two sleeping bags of course)

3. If you get a bit warm under a duvet you can always stick a leg out to cool down. Not so easy to do with a sleeping bag.

There is always the option of using sleeping bag liners, but if you have to wash liners why not wash a duvet cover and sheet??

We have a two part duvet, half is 10 tog and the other half is about 4 so we can cover most eventualities temperature wise. (they can be poppered together to form a 14 tog or each used on its own)

No way would I consider sheets and blankets, far too old fashioned !!!

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I think you have to vary them really and be prepared for all temperatures. In the winter or pretty much anytime in the UK apart from a few days mid summer you need a decent duvet I reckon but mid summer in southern Europe I might just have a single thin sleeping bag used as a duvet with a sheet underneath or if its really warm just a sheet on top or even nothing on top.


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