How to Stay Warm ---- With Your Homemade Sleepin Bag





Introduction: How to Stay Warm ---- With Your Homemade Sleepin Bag

Build your own sleeping bag out of roll insulation , and the keeping warm at night will be the last thing on your mind.

Step 1: Cut Insulation

Measure and cut 2 pieces of fiberglass insulation to length.

Step 2: Join Pieces

Duct tape 2 pieces together

Step 3: Zipper

Staple zipper to both sections as shown.

Step 4: Paint

Spray paint you new sleeping bag nice earthly color.

Step 5: Install in Tent

Put up tent , install bag and test it !



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    18 Discussions


    9 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!

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    Added image to intro to (How to stay warm ---- with your homemade sleepin bag), hope its alright now.
    Thanks Mike

    I wish I could have seen my reaction to step 1. LOL fiberglass!

    good joke, didn't relize it was a joke/gag until rlnbkseeberger said watch the video and it is a joke.
    however i think for the difficulties encountered in encapsulting the fibergalss properly. there are other non toxic materials that are warmr, smaller, cheaper.
    newspapers are great insulators. The other cold weather camping tricks such as all your clothes in your bag for added insulation , plus they wont be frozen in the morning. heated rocks, heated water canteens, and hot kool aid to drip during the night , pee bottle for us guys, Tupperware for the ladies. Get in the sleeping bag while you are warm and cook from it . But that is all covered in other forums on winter camping.
    i am already itching just thinking of that fiberglass, i hate fiberglass.
    BTW a tyvlek coverall, as we used for tick protection may work against those glass splinters

    wtf is this, a joke? unless you enjoy the sensation of millions of tiny glass slivers embedded in your skin and lungs, i'd call this an instructables fail. this site is going the way of youtube with BS like this.

    I saw this online a few days ago, its supposed to be a joke, hence the duct tape and the guy scratching himself like crazy in the tent. Definitely not supposed to be taken literally.

    For safety reasons I wouldn't suggest anyone sleeping unprotected that close to fiberglass insulation. Even inside another sleeping bag you don't wanna have your eyes and face exposed to that. Interesting idea but I would say you may have a couple steps to go. Good luck on it.

     Aside from the safety issues involved (you're supposed to wear goggles, a mask or even respirator, and long clothing when handling fiberglass insulation) I'm not sure that there's anything you could use to contain the insulation that you'd also want to sleep in:  plastic wouldn't breath, so you'd roast AND drown in sweat and I don't think fabric would contain the fibers.  Better, I think, to go with a different material unless it's a life-and-death situation.

    You should not use fibreglass insulation.  There is fibrefill stuff you can get at a fabric store, the kind you would find in inexpensive comforters for your bed.  You can double the thickness to get the warmth and whatever you use to encase the fibrefill will determine how much heat/moisture stays in.  You do have to make sure that moisture can escape otherwise you will start to get cold.

    I couldn't believe this...until I watched the video! Very good gag.

    In principle this is a feasible idea. In practice, this is probably the most horrible object to wrap yourself in for warmth. I had expected the insulation layers to be encased in some kind of nylon cloth or something. At least layer it inside of 4 mil plastic. Even non-fiberglass insulation is rather irritating to the skin. Good beginning, but this definitely needs more to be a safe and healthy project.

    I can understand you want to make something, but if anyone tries to sleep in that bag, they will get cut up from the fiberglass insulation. if you were to cover it with a layer or two of blankets, that be different, but no, thats not the case here. you're just telling people to staple insulation together and that nothing bad will ever happen.

    this is a joke right? the person in the tent goes in the bag and then out doing what you could call the itchy dance 3 times in the u tube video! This could work if you lined the bag with some kind of cloth that had a tight enough weave to keep the fiberglass off your skin. Then you would need to use another material for an outside cover to protect your work, maybe a used tarp? The zipper should be in between the inner and outer layers of cover fabrics not sewn to the insulation. This got me thinking!! Good try for a cheap bag.

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    Um, I don't think so. The idea has merit, tho. There is insulation that isn't glass fiber. If weight is an issue (as it always is when hiking) down seems to be good. But if weight isn't a big issue, try a couple of Hudson Bay blankets. The real ones, not some knockoff. Gad zooks! they're warm!

    Ok, I was reading this with the obvious thoughts of my past experieces with fiberglass in mind and thinking WTF !!!!! Then I watched the video. I don't often find myself, sitting alone in front of my computer laughing out loud. Absolutely hysterical. Thanks. I've forwarded the link to this to many of my friends. It'll probalby be around the internet world in minutes