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by Dragon80
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

Great post! You're certainly not the only one suffering due to poor pack ventilation design. Personally, I think this is a major design flaw, in a modern pack, but it sounds like you are sacrificing poor ventilation for excellent comfort. Obviously that's a trade-off which is purely a personal pref...
by Dragon80
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

RonnyRonin wrote:Found one:
https://backpackinglight.com/camp_flash_anorak_review/

I don't know if that one is still made, but shoe company Altra is coming out with a very similar jacket this year. Probably only in electric neon colors though...
You are the man!!!
by Dragon80
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

I know it doesnt help, but the only thing that helped me in the back sweating department was a switch to a medium Alice pack, due to the fact that it has all that air space. Anything else and Im sweating terribly depending on the weather. I wish you luck Thanks but that would have me going back fro...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: Packable Tinder

Not available for purchase, but char cloth is the most amazing tinder I've ever used. If you can open a tuna can and at least occasionally have a campfire, char cloth is easy to make. But I can't open a tuna can......... Haha just kidding. I have tried it before and failed using an Altoids can so t...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Re: Packable Tinder

I've looked around and not finding exactly what I have in mind so here I am. Maybe we could create a sticky for those of us who don't bushcraft much or none at all to use as a resource. Me for example, I currently take Wetfire and vaseline soaked cotton balls in my fire kit. I would like a few othe...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleep system...can I get away without buying a new bag?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Sleep system...can I get away without buying a new bag?

I have another option for you to try. Take both of your bags, put your 55 degree bag inside of your 30 and see how it is at lower temps (maybe not 0 but whatever is convenient). Adding a fleece blanket won't hurt you, but volume + weight aren't going to compare to an equal volume/weight sleeping bag...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1938

Packable Tinder

I've looked around and not finding exactly what I have in mind so here I am. Maybe we could create a sticky for those of us who don't bushcraft much or none at all to use as a resource. Me for example, I currently take Wetfire and vaseline soaked cotton balls in my fire kit. I would like a few other...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

The condor summit isn't probably as breathable as a lot of other non-waterproof wind shells, I believe is has a membrane and non-taped seams (worst of both worlds) it is a fantastic bargain and a perfect chore coat though. I recently moved to a colder location and am still dialing in my clothing. I...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

Thanks for the post. Wind, with cold, will suck the fun out of anything in a very short time... An Olicamp or GSI cup will fit on the bottom of your Kleen Kanteen bottle . I use the GSI and they now have a larger cup - 24 oz. Consider making a cosy, steel cups lose heat quickly. Alternatively, a US...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: WMBO Cold and Windy!

I agree the Kifaru woobie is surprisingly warm for its size and weight; it is my default sleeping kit and goes on every trip. Good value for money. I hear you about the sweat from the march, especially on the back. I have been trying different base layers. I am now using under an armour mock neck, ...
by Dragon80
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO Cold and Windy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

WMBO Cold and Windy!

So I was going to do much more for this WMBO, but the weather was bad enough that my phone stopped working. The temp when I started was 4 Fahrenheit and about 12 when I finished. Winds were higher early sustaining at around 15 MPH gusting over 20, and lessened later in the day with higher gusting. T...
by Dragon80
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Restless Dead
Replies: 1145
Views: 183679

Re: The Restless Dead

Thumbs up!
by Dragon80
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Restless Dead
Replies: 1145
Views: 183679

Re: The Restless Dead

Nice!
by Dragon80
Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

Honeycutt wrote:I'll pick some up and lunch and give it a shot. Thanks for the tip fellas.
Make sure to note the cooking temps on coconut oil, virgin and extra virgin aren't the same. You'll see it on the back of the label normally.
by Dragon80
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

Check your PM's, I sent you a link to the pad you're looking for now.
by Dragon80
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

snip I really like your loadout. You've actually put a lot of time and thought into it. So it's no surprise it's turned out well. You've also done a good job of pointing out your AO and it's requirements. Most don't do that. So I applaud you on that. I'd say go glock. And a set of small parts shoul...
by Dragon80
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

I agree with Moab on the sleeping bag. Go with a Dri-Down filled bag and save a TON of weight and volume. I have the Kuhl convertible pants, they're decent but I wear the Kuhl Radykl vented pants way more often. They're the most comfortable pants I've ever owned. I have Mammut soft shell pants for c...
by Dragon80
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Tobias05 wrote:Conveniently it is winter once again, any chance of a WMBO #2 this season?
Yes, we have some crappy weather coming this weekend, but I'm off next weekend and hope to get out for at least an overnighter whether it's a WMBO entry or not.
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

I'll be sure to keep tabs on those sites. I love a good deal as much as the next guy. My truck does very well in the snow, I have meaty tires, and diesel trucks are heavy, ice on the other hand, well that's a toss up. My reason behind wanting one is because of their reliabilty, and lack of electron...
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

Lots of info, but now I see why you asked about the Exped Downmat sleeping pad, you need one! That's the main missing bit I see, the Ridgerest SOL are nice, but only give so much insulation from the ground. You might go the cheap/lightweight direction of a Reflectix pad in addition to it and be oka...
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Since the thread has already been bumped, I actually have a question too. Seeing as this thread is about a year old, how has the Exped Down Mat help up? I like to be warm as well, so I'm curious. On another not, my Nova get fairly good gas mileage for what it is, but my truck gets almost 30 on the ...
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoyment
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Re: Honeycutt's Bug Out Bag, for your criticism and enjoymen

Lots of info, but now I see why you asked about the Exped Downmat sleeping pad, you need one! That's the main missing bit I see, the Ridgerest SOL are nice, but only give so much insulation from the ground. You might go the cheap/lightweight direction of a Reflectix pad in addition to it and be okay...
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Great trip! Had a question about that tarp? How has it held up? How do you like it? Thanks, I can't wait to get back out in the cold again believe it or not. The tarp has been on every trip with me since I bought it, used in VERY heavy rains, and also sustained wind and rain and is still perfect. I...
by Dragon80
Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2453

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Since the thread has already been bumped, I actually have a question too. Seeing as this thread is about a year old, how has the Exped Down Mat help up? I like to be warm as well, so I'm curious. On another not, my Nova get fairly good gas mileage for what it is, but my truck gets almost 30 on the ...

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