Maybe you have set up camp, and have the fire going nicely, tents secured and sleeping bags lofted. Or, you're out in the sidecountry with some friends, taking a break between laps of a beautiful powderfield. You and your group settle in to enjoy a great moment of outdoors and good company. For many of us, this would be an excellent opportunity to share a drink with our fellow backcountry enthusiasts.
You're ready to buy a brand new, expensive piece of fabric full of feathers (or synthetic fibers) that you hope will keep you warm when you sleep out in the wilderness. Do you get a sleeping bag or quilt? What is a quilt anyway? Which one should I choose?