This is kind of a follow-up to my tent post. Im getitng out of the army in about 6 1/2 months which is less than 2 months after i return from afghanistan. I am purchasing all my outdoors gear before i ETS because as soon as i get out i am going to go hiking in washington state with one of my best friends before he goes to alaska to try his hand at being a fisherman there (why he wants to do this i dont know but he seems adiment about it) and following that im oging to go down the colorado river with my father (we havent spent more than a few hours together in literally 5 years) and following that i intend to be spending alot of time outdoors doing things like camping hiking and rock climbing. So im assembling alot of quality gear at once and i can afford it because ive been saving money for the entire deployment. Ive already got enough packs, and i just got two tents so now on to other gear. First and foremost is a sleeping bag and bivy cover. I would like a bag that is able to go to -20 or lower but still be fairly packable, ive been thinking of getting akifaru bag and pairing it with one of their woobies but it would it end up being quite expensive, but then again maybe that is okay. So id apreciate anyone who has sleeping bag suggestions or suggestions for any other gear that is essential for hiking and long term back packing.