I was at the Tufts Loj prepping for a winter camping trip in the White Mountains over President’s Day weekend (real life). We drove up after work and used it as a place to crash on Friday night before heading out for three days of snow and mountains. For some reason I decided that I would use my zero degree sleeping bag inside (read: idiot). Even with it unzipped I was super hot and uncomfortable which filtered into my dream life.
Dream: I spent what seemed like the entire night going through sleeping bag design in my head. I went from zippers to fabrics to down vs synthetic fills to bivies and various combinations that would lead to an awesome sleeping bag. I was explaining the process to some nebulous dream figure that was sitting next to me. One of the really specific things I remember is designing the zipper so that it was on the top of the sleeping bag going up the middle instead of going on the right or left hand sides. This way, you could be righty or lefty and use it exactly the same way. Also I think it could probably be easier to use in general.
I woke up several times in a deep sweat (T.M.I.?) frustrated with my hyper-warm sleeping bag, I should have just moved out onto the porch where it was 25F, my zero degree bag would have worked just fine out there, although I would have had to trade a bed for a sleeping pad. With three days of sleeping pads ahead of me in the White Mountains I opted for the mattress for the night.