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Bolster 05-13-2013 21:11

Do you have opinion of Bag vs Quilt for BOB?
 
Sleeping bag or ultralight backpacking quilt for your BOB? (If you're not familiar with the latest survival quilts, check out Jacks R Better or GoLite among many others).

UneasyRider 05-14-2013 05:39

I am on board with a backpacking tent for one. Here in Florida sleeping on the ground is pretty dicey given the fire ants that abound so a small tent beats anything but a hammock and you can never count on finding two trees where you need them. In the summer we don't need anything to keep warm...

A good solo tent can be had for less than $50 that weighs about 3 pounds.

the monk 05-14-2013 05:43

To save on weight and size I went with a 40 degree bag from REI and a surplus gore-tex bivy. If its super cold I can make up for it as I swap out clothing depending on the seasons. Also keep and ultralight hammock in there.

Aceman 05-14-2013 19:39

Poncho liner and a Catoma Bednet

FireForged 05-14-2013 20:37

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Originally Posted by Aceman (Post 20292677)
Poncho liner and a Catoma Bednet

this......

syntaxerrorsix 05-15-2013 11:20

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Originally Posted by Bolster (Post 20290046)
Sleeping bag or ultralight backpacking quilt for your BOB? (If you're not familiar with the latest survival quilts, check out Jacks R Better or GoLite among many others).

The JRB quilts are very specialized pieces of equipment for the most part. Not many people are going to shell out ~$250 (low end) for what is essential an Army poncho liner unless they have the systems they are generally intended for.

I love my JRB Nest but if I didn't own a Hennessy there is NO way in hell you would get me to drop that kind of loot for BOB snivel gear.

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syntaxerrorsix 05-15-2013 11:22

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Originally Posted by UneasyRider (Post 20290570)
I am on board with a backpacking tent for one. Here in Florida sleeping on the ground is pretty dicey given the fire ants that abound so a small tent beats anything but a hammock and you can never count on finding two trees where you need them. In the summer we don't need anything to keep warm...

A good solo tent can be had for less than $50 that weighs about 3 pounds.

I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so :wavey:

Donn57 05-15-2013 16:59

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Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix (Post 20294140)
I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so :wavey:

Me, neither. My guess, tho, is that it is the part of Florida where they think palms are actually trees.

UneasyRider 05-15-2013 19:14

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Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix (Post 20294140)
I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so :wavey:

My error, I'm sure that I will be able to find a pair of trees where I need them to be.

Maybe I am just more comfortable in the tent.

kirgi08 05-16-2013 01:55

I grew up in Fla,I prefer off ground camping.Bugs/snakes,airflow ect.'08.

Aceman 05-16-2013 04:59

You can usually set up those kind of hammocks using poles, sticks etc as a ground shelter.

And the fire ants are not that prolific. Just gotta use you eyes a little before bedding down. But I agree - I'd LOVE to have a killer Hennessy


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