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a sleeping bag will soak up an entire 5 gallon bucket of water. 40 lbs

This is a discussion on a sleeping bag will soak up an entire 5 gallon bucket of water. 40 lbs within the Survival Gear Reviews and Questions forums, part of the Survival Gear Reviews, Questions, Sell, Swap category; I almost got killed over not knowing that fact, once, long ago. I have detested regular sleeping bags ever since. They are ok inside of ...

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    a sleeping bag will soak up an entire 5 gallon bucket of water. 40 lbs

    I almost got killed over not knowing that fact, once, long ago. I have detested regular sleeping bags ever since. They are ok inside of a tent, with a floor, or in a hammock, under a proper tarp, but man, under likely shtf conditions, they are going to get wet and then they are worse than worthless. I once had occasion to live in a van for 3 years, and had numerous sleeping bag zippers jam badly, break, come-part and not go back together (in the cold and dark) Even without being out in the rain, wind, etc. HATE em! It rarely gets below 20f here, almost never below 0F, and only a few nights a year to 20F, so I don't get much occasion to test much below freezing, but I've come up with some "bags inside bags' sort of system that seems to work fine at the temps here, given decent clothing. Dead air is what insulates you, and impermeable membranes let you put debris in between them that aint completely dry and it still helps keep you warm. None of my shelter/sleep system is effected by getting wet, and it uses strips of muslin sheet all around, sewn on one edge only and snaps, no zippers. All of it is useful in warm weather, too, and lots of variations can be set up, depending upon conditions. If I add a UCO candle lantern, or hot rocks and water bottles, it's ok to 10F, given debris between the layers and between the layers of my clothing. The army says that at 10F, hostile activity nearly ceases.. All of it can be worn as a poncho, so I could generate metabolic heat and be ok to 0F, or a bit colder, for as long as I could keep moving. Mors Korchanski says to stay active during the coldest hours and sleep from 11 am to 5 pm, while it's warmest. The sleep-shelter system weighs 4.5 lbs, including the gilllnet-hammock (minus the lead weights, of course) The "extra' clothing, beyond office wear, weighs 3.5 lbs, not including the 3 lbs of kevlar vest, which helps quite a bit. So does the 10mg timed release Ambien.

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    Damnit, boy! Use freaking PARAGRAPHS!!!! Many of us will not try to read that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    Damnit, boy! Use freaking PARAGRAPHS!!!! Many of us will not try to read that!

    You do have a space bar, right?
    I didn't even bother to try to read it.
    Evidently they don't teach basic English skills in school any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rice paddy daddy View Post
    I didn't even bother to try to read it.
    Evidently they don't teach basic English skills in school any more.
    Trust me; they don't. My son has no idea why I get angry. Cursive? Forget about it.

    It is my opinion this is a part of the destruction of our culture.

    Not to get off topic, whatever it is.
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    I once had occasion to live in a van for 3 years

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    Furthermore, GET OFF MY LAWN!
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    Notice he is avoiding me like the plague. Maybe I smell or sumpthin maybe its time for a bath?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Notice he is avoiding me like the plague. Maybe I smell or sumpthin maybe its time for a bath?
    He ignores me too, though I am trying to help him.
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    I'm used to that. My boss ignores me, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawgrider View Post
    Notice he is avoiding me like the plague. Maybe I smell or sumpthin maybe its time for a bath?
    Tomorrow is Saturday. It can wait.
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