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Beeswaxed Canvas Rain Parka

The preceding years before Lucky Sheep started, I was experimenting with an all natural, plastic free backpacking set up. I had put together all my clothing from pieces mostly found at Goodwill. I had my clothes out of either cotton or wool, a backpack made from canvas, and even a tent made from canvas which …

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Why Counting Sheep Works

As the body’s metabolism works throughout the night, perspiration is released as water vapor also called insensible perspiration. Synthetic fabrics trap and hold this moisture because air can’t circulate. As body heat and moisture build up, your heart rate increases, which elevates blood pressure and causes shallower sleep. At a time when you should be resting, …

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The Low Down on Down

Down has come to be considered the highest choice for sleeping bags. Down bags are certainly light and pack really small, but the benefits stop there.  When you get the real lowdown on down, you’ll begin to see it’s not always what it seems. Down doesn’t breath so cannot regulate body temperature Down can’t take …

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