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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Title says it all, what is the best military surplus sleeping bag? How do we define best? By a cost:comfort ratio. Since the 1990s, I have wanted a British Pattern 58 sleeping bag. There are some on Ebay in England at a reasonable price. But, before I buy one, I wanted to ask if there was...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was out camping with some friends last weekend and after spending the first night, which was rather cold, my friend told me I should have slept in my sleeping bag without my clothes on, saying it would be warmer. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with that, or knew whether it...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello, Can anyone recommend me some good sleeping bags and pads? Winter or summer doesn't really matter cause i still need both. I heard that some from Rei and camping stores arent that good at least what ive heard. Some recommendations i heard are the: Sea to Summit Spark SP i for summer...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I didn't want to start a new thread. But all threads on this topic were from 2009. So here it is... I own 2 of the Modular Sleep Systems. They came with a patrol bag that provides cold weather protection from 35 to 50 °F (1.67 °C to 10 °C). The intermediate bag provides cold weather protection...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Just found out about this U.S. Army Branded Camping Gear. It'd be awesome if they were USGI quality offerings, but I doubt it. Any one have any experience with any of this stuff? $50. for both. http://www.tacticalfanboy.com/2012/01/23/tippmann-u-s-army-camping-equipment/
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    It some ways this makes perfect sense... http://www.uppgrader.com/2012/02/selkbag-sleep-wear-systems/
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Didn't want to hijack the "blanket in my BOB" but it made me think about my sleeping arrangements now that winter is here in the soon to be frozen world. First as you can see from my handle. I'm in the PacNW @ 2400' and the Almanac is calling for a colder than normal La Nina`winter w/ above...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does your BOB really need a sleeping bag or tent? I am always thinking of ways to make my BOB lighter and easier to work with. Now before I go on my definition of a BOB is my 72 hour, get from point A to BOL or home bag. That’s all its there for. It includes basic survival gear, small first...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking for a good,compact mess kit and a good compact,light weight sleeping bag. Any ideas?? Gotta be compact.With the sleeping bag, I wouldnt mind if it can maybe double as a tarp or just multi use if that even exists
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    In my last post I was asking what you used for your sleeping system (pad, pillow, bag, or wool blanket). I have put some thought into what would be a great system for all times of the year and not just the spring through fall. I'm really leaning toward the authentic usgi sleep system with some...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    G'Day Guys, I was checking my car BOB (MOLLE vest) tonight, I cleaned it out and found that apart from water carriage, my 14 day kit fits into a plastic shopping bag! I live in a temperate environment, so I don't need a heavy sleeping bag (I could get away with a sheet) but even so, it shocked...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i have a dilema im trying to prep for 6 people and can only get maybe two to shell out $300+ for a Wiggys sleeping bag (wich i know is the best......and believe me ive tried to convinve the rest how important it is you know same old story).......so i reallly need a cheaper alternative weather it...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I went to a sporting goods shop last night and I was looking at one that was $99 with a 20% discount. Had a 2.2lb weight with a 20 degree rating. I want to find a warm sleeping bag that I could easily just roll up and put in my backpack.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Looking to pick up a junior sized sleeping back for my son as we are going camping soon. It has to be mummy and preferably 10* or less on the temp rating. Anyone know of the best deals online right now?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Daily Steals has a special on 2 High Peak Simex Sport Sirius Sleeping Bags. One's Olive & the other is Black. They didn't list a temperature rating, but after a little searching, it appears that they are rated for down to 21.2 degrees F. They are to only weight 1.2 lbs. Just an FYI for...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I was wondering if it was feasible to use a hammock, tarp, and an ECWCS sleep system for a 4 season get up.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am looking at this sleeping bag right here http://www.military-sleeping-bags.com/survivaldown.html and it is a winter bag. I am thinking in a shtf situation it would be better to be to hot then freezing to death. Were I live it can get below -15C easily in the winter and my BOL which is a 1...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    can anyone recomend a lightweight sleeping bag for my b.o.b.hopefully under $100 and good to about 35 degrees.
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    OK, what is the correct way to attach the GI Sleep System Bag to the Medium Alice Pack with frame? Also is there a secure way to attach this while the pack frame shelf is in place also? I have tried different ways and they seem to smack around unsecured. Thanks! :thumb:
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    No, I'm not fat.......I'm just big boneded. :D: Here's my problem: I like the compressable sleeping bags like the Snugpak type that I can fit easily in a backpack. The problem is, I can't fit in that type of sleeping bag. I'm 6'4, 290......and way broad shouldered. I can zip up the Snugpak to...
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