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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone have a SAW pouch on their backpack? Some of the readers may be asking, "What is a SAW pouch?" A SAW pouch holds a magazine for a M249 light machine gun - Squad Automatic Weapon. These are good sized MOLLE pouches which fit military packs. I would like something that can attach...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Not the inflatable, but the military surplus foam sleeping pads, how good are they? I have several self-inflating sleeping pads, but to reduce weight and to make setting up camp faster, or faster taking down camp, I was looking at some of the foam sleeping pads on Ebay. alleghenyoutlet has...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Well for the past 5 years I have always lugged around a gardening kneeling pad for a seat pad and have wanted a folding one but am not going to waste $20 on one when my kneeling pad was $1 at the dollar store lol. For a short trip it really didn't matter but for those week + excursions your...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Been using this system for a couple years now, upgrading old/broken things as I go. Any thoughts or ways to simplify it or carry less would be great. :) I live in subtropics. Gets down to 5C at night up to 30C during the day this time of year. It's a little heavier than I want (37lbs without...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK, most of you will say: "Next time just pay attention." and my grandpa would literally say: "It's s**ted". lol Here it is. For last few days I am kind of upset because during hiking I am loosing my gear like a ******. First i lost my face mask, than my gaiter and now my T-shirt. Never happened...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i'm going on a backpacking trip across several states, starting in connecticut and heading west. i have an osprey kestrel 38 (medium sized pack) ... what should i pack besides warm cloths and a sleeping bag? i'll be traveling on roads mostly, just want to see how far i can get. also, what kinds...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am new to this and I think backpacking would be a great introduction to survival in general. I have a few supplies, but not much. What will I need for a basic setup and about how much will I have to spend. I do not need top of the line, but I want some quality equiptment. Also it would be...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Pack REI Mars 85 Pack Shelter & Warmth Warbonnet Blackbird DL 1.7 Hammock Outdoor Products Coated Tarp - 12 x 9.5 Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad - Large Snug Pack Jungle Sleeping Bag REI Large Pillow Stuff Sack - 10 x 20 Outdoor...
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