when I got my cs kuk I started a thread on the old esee forum junglas vs cs kuk... lot of slack from that one, funny you find the cs kuk excels so well that you'd sell your junglas
I might have to dig mine out and touch it up....
off to go look up that field chair, I don't think you're getting old you're just used to the luxury of furniture!!
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Awesome post man. I love seeing your little camping adventures. Keep it up!
Great post. Where did you find a multi-cam poncho with fire retardant? That is all me as this is my setup which is a GI Poncho...
http://www.survival-solutions.com/O_...__Details.html. i just bought a piece of 1/2" webbing and i'll sew a tie down loop at both ends for the main ridge line so i don't have to jerry-rig it again next time.
Great post JV3…I know that takes a lot of time and effort to get that put up…much appreciated brother!
I’ve got the “Swack Shack” and really like it for what it is and I think the BCUSA tarps in Multicam are also fire retardant. I’m jealous…we have the same weather here, but not nearly the beauty! Great reviews and some great gear tests; I too am sold on a Multicam for excellent camouflage. Thanks again, I really enjoyed the read and photos...it brightens the busy work days here in A’Stan!
an update to the poncho, i added two tabs on the ends (stitched with kevlar thread) so it should be good to go as my emergency shelter. i'm very happy with it, it just needed those extra tabs from the factory to be perfect for me.
Thanks for the post, lots of good info here
Dude, you are a bad ass in my book..Your story reminded me of 1989... I lived in a tent for a month in the middle of the winter, in Korea of all places...Except there were 14 of us in the tent,and we had a big kerosene heater in the middle and a built up wooden floor...We all had cots and the best sleeping bags uncle sam owned at the time..I was 19 yrs old with two stripes on my sleve...Team Spirit 1989 what a great time.
I was also stationed at Clark AB for three years in Angeles City..Had my 19th,20th and 21st birthdays in the P.I. Kamusta
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When I was a kid we had a nice remote location that was next to a stream..We would fish, build fires, roast some dogs and just hang out like we owned the place..Someone came up with the idea of keeping two 5 gal buckets at the location with our tarps,nets and things that we didn't feel like carrying out each time..Our beer coolers were getting heavier and heavier so we had to come up with something....We painted the lids brown,,dug two holes and would just throw some dirt and leaves on the top to hide them..It worked perfectly..
You could bury a small wood stove at your location..One of the cheap DIY ones that guys posted on this site or u-tube..It looks like you could easily modify your shelter and you definately have the room...Just an idea to make your vacations a little more comfortable...
kifaru makes a sub-3 lb. folding stove in stainless steel too but it's pricey. right now i can rough it without any heat but maybe i'll pony up for one if i'm married with kids someday so they won't hate winter camping...or i win the lottery soon!
Thanks, JV3, for the great post--I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it. I'm heading out in the next week for an overnight in the Vermont woods with my wife and daughters (11 and 3). They've never been, so it'll be a lot of fun. I'll be cheating a bit and using a Eureka Assault Outfitter 4 tent and a foam pad--along with that 0-degree bag you mentioned.
I got my wife and 11 year-old Izula II's for Christmas--great knife for girls... ; )
The lighter the fabric, the better it will breathe... and the better it breathes... the easier it will be to stay dry night after night. I think the problem you experienced was due to the shelter being so small and so close to your sleeping bag. And you sweating a bit, of course. Unless it is raining or snowing, a warm enough sleeping bag will work better if not covered by anything. If your bag is too warm... you will sweat too much and end up opening it a bit to ventilate, which means cold spots and a bad nights dream. If your bag is not warm enough... well... you know what happens then! It is not easy to nail it...
I own two different down filled sleeping bags. One is good from 0ºC to 15ºC or so (Mountain Equipment Marathon 300). The other one has a confort temp of -17ºC and trust me, unless you are at -4ºC or lower, you sweat a lot in it (RAB Summit 700). I guess I just need another one.... LOL.
Great trip and great pictures by the way....
Took my 11 year-old out last night in the backyard to test the tent and bags--Mom was too smart to go. I had one candle burning and, in our 0 degree bags, we were okay until about midnight when the wind picked up and the temperature dropped rapidly to 8 degrees. By 4:30am were pretty cold and ready to head back into the house. I'm thinking I might get a propane tent heater...
Between the expense and the danger, I'm pretty reluctant to go the propane heater route. I'm leaning towards getting bivy bags to supplement my current sleeping bags instead. Thoughts?
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