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  1. Vendor Deals
    Adventure Medical SOL Escape Bivy OD Green $59.99 The SOL Escape Bivvy is nothing less than a revolution in back-country shelters. The complaint with most ultra-light emergency shelters is the same: condensation builds up inside as you get warm, leaving your clothes soaking wet. With the Escape...
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    Chinook Tarp 12' x 9.6' - Green $38.16 Chinook Tarp 12' x 9.6' - Green 11015 These all-condition, all-purpose tarps are perfect anytime you need protection from sun or rain. The very compact packing size and lightweight fabric make these the ideal tarps for any backpacking, group camping or...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    So about a year ago I picked up about 6-8 yrds of MARPAT camo that I thought was ultralight silnylon. I plan to make an ultralight pack cover. Tarp and a few other things. I noticed that this seems to be 2nds from whoever makes the this fabric. It seems to be ripstop but it's not water proof...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New to the site. I'm looking for my first tent, surplus shelter half pup op tents. I am choosing between US, German or Polish. Polish and German are rain parkas and shelter halves. Has anyone had experience with this tents?
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hello All, (Just to provide a brief background so that you all can better advise me). I am in my mid twenties and live on the east coast. I've grown up hiking and camping. My dad took my brother and I on multiple trips a year growing where he taught us survival skills and general camping...
  6. 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...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Since childhood in my grandmother's house, now 80 years old,and less and less time with her.I like camping, but has not been together with Grandma, this weekend I want to take my grandmother together, hope this trip can make Grandma happy
  8. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Ok so this is going to be my first post since joining.. love the site, but just an observer so far. I'm going tent camping next weekend for the 4th of July, and there's a possibility of rain (i know its a week away) but with that said.. I wanted to get some opinions on a tarp shelter, but...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    There is so much great information that is buried in 30 or more page threads. It's impossible sometimes for newbies to catch up. Hopefully all the great information from our members can be posted again.
  10. Vendor Deals
    5col Survival Supply just dropped prices on all Snugpak tents and bivvi shelters. These are hard-use tents that perform well in nasty conditions. All five current Snugpak tents are included in this price drop: Stratosphere, Ionosphere, Scorpion II, Scorpion III, and The Bunker...
  11. Vendor Deals
    5col Survival Supply has the Snugpak Stratosphere Bivvi Shelter for $159.99 with FREE shipping. This is an extremely low profile tent in olive drab. It's a great way to stay dry, get out of the wind, and remain bug/snake-free, without pitching a giant neon-colored tent visible for miles...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Sometime this or next month I will be headin up the coast (California) to Fort Bragg, Mendocino county for a few months. I will be staying in the woods (Russian Gulch I believe). Surprisingly, I havent stayed in Mendocino before but I've stayed in Humboldt and the weather one fall knocked my...
  13. Vendor Deals
    5col Survival Supply has ultralight tent stakes, heavy duty tarp clips , and cord loks for sale, at better than Amazon prices: Paracord and Accessories Center
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Which shelter can fit the most environments (cities, woods, desert, snowy lands etc)? Any experiences and general survival tips? In other words which is most versatile
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I believe tarps and hammocks are more versatile than a tent but I was wondering others opinions. Like in summer I know it's fine, but in bad weather like Raina DNA snow etc what do you guys think? I'm also debating what color tarp to buy and what the color advantages would be. Like if I had...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    If any of you haven't seen it or heard about it before....checkout the hennessy hammock!!! That is the best tent ever!!! Weighs only a couple of pounds and its much easier to find a spot to set up and comfortable. Hennessy Hammock They are actually priced good for what you get!!! Great for...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Its simple choose one or the other in the Poll then explain why below. Granted there are many other options aside from tents so I will add "Other" to the list as well. For me I chose hammock because I like the versatility of it. I tend to backpack in the mountains more than flat-lands so a...
  18. 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/
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    If you live in the St. Louis area this is a great event. I usually go every year and it's a lot of fun. http://www.altonheritagedays.org/id28.html The main reason I thought about posting this is because I think I'd like to start getting involved with these sort of events; there are others nearby...
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