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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I think I've come up with a "reasonable" compromise of coin & weight for a 3 Season Kit: 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 $500. Specs: 10.5 lbs Complete Weight...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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: MSS IFAK E-Tool Poncho Dry Bag Mess Kit Machete Compass ALICE Pack FAK Dry Box What U.S.G.I. Gear do you have? What...
  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
    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...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  8. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    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
  9. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    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+...
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