I think I've come up with a "reasonable" compromise of coin & weight for a 3 Season Kit:
270. Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 (inc. lid) 3.43 lbs
155. Eureka Backcountry 1 3.88 lbs
..30. USGI Patrol Bag 2.31 lbs
..45. Thermarest Z Lite SOL Pad .88 lbs
10.5 lbs Complete Weight...
I got real lucky. Like I did with my MSS set, I managed to get in on the bidding of an ILBE at the
last minute in the wee hours of the morning and scored this one in new condition with a new lid,
no stains, no tears, no wear, no names written on it. It's in absolutely great condition in/out...
I'm going to get a trowel for digging & earth moving tasks.
I got to thinking that an E-Tool would best be suited for a
vehicle kit, for a substantial campsite build-up, for Winter
use and for a GOOD scenario. But for general tasks, I'm
thinking I can see significant weight savings by going...
There are some things that I had to get USGI because of their
reputation and proven track records under hostile conditions.
So far, off the top of my head, I have USGI:
FAK Dry Box
What U.S.G.I. Gear do you have?
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.
Yes, I've read through all the ponch threads already.
Just looking for the most up to date info.
I'm set on getting a USGI Poncho after having weighed the pros & cons.
What's a good price for a used example in decent shape with no tears, holes, etc...?
I know that the older ones were...
This is going to be my "Kits" thread.
Tonight, I rounded up all my gear and came across redundancies upon redundancies
of survival bits that I've been stocking up on (including signal mirrors, fresnel lenses,
magnesium bars, ferro rods, knives, first aid gear, etc...).
So far, I have my...
Ok, i have had 2 canteen cups so far and one thee handle broke off and they are not Chinese made crap and the other one the inner wire on the handle came off how many of you have had this happen to you
I hadn't shopped for a sleeping bag in years so I didn't know what a bivy bag was or that bags were temperature rated. I just knew that I needed one.
After searching locally and on online I finally decided on the USGI system. The system comes with a base black bag which is rated for 30+...