Gotta Ask..Stuff or Fold???

jamaro

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Ok.. I gotta ask... When you are putting your stuff in the stuff sack to you fold nicely or do you just start stuffing???
Seriously...
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mtnkid85

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Most highly compresable things like down jackets, sleeping bags, insulation layers get stuffed. Tents, tarps, pads get folded the minimum amount of times to fit in the desired space then rolled up tight.
I very rarely use any sort of stuff sacks. My pack simply acts as one giant "stuff sack" with everything stacked inside, in approx. order of use.
 
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jamaro

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Ok.. Now I don't' feel like a slacker... i stuff everything... :)
 

sreekers

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SO 6, rolled. TiGoat V5 stuffed. Woobie, stuffed. Sleeping bag, stuffed. Neoair, rolled. Each piece has its own weird set of instructions.
 

TJ

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I have to roll my tent up (Tarptent Moment), but everything else gets stuffed.

I just began putting my neoair inside my sleeping bag and then stuff the whole works.

Seems to work just fine.
 

littlebuf

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Ive always rolled my sleeping bag. is there some advantage to stuffing it? either way it fits in the same stuff sack.just curious
 

Matt Cashell

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I have heard that stuffing it preserves both loft and dwr finishes, because the insulation doesn't get compressed the same way over and over, and the fabrics don't get repeated creased the same way, wearing the DWR in those areas.

I stuff because it is easy.
 
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