Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Right gear essential for romantic adventure.(Outdoors & Recreation)

Byline: Paul Bogard

When it comes to getting away for a Valentine's trip with your significant other, taking the time to pack the right gear can go a long way toward making the trip the romantic adventure you're hoping for.

Eric Wheeler, manager at Sportz Outdoorz (6915 Montgomery NE; 837-9400) says that the idea of having sleeping bags that zip together comes immediately to mind, but he cautions folks to be aware that the bags often have to be the same brand and sometimes even the same model in order for this to work.

And once you figure out the zippers, your next problem might be being too hot. The key thing to remember, he says, is to wear hats while you sleep, "because you lose a ton of heat from your head. …

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