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Old 05-13-2013, 21:11   #1
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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).
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:39   #2
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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.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:43   #3
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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.
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Old 05-14-2013, 19:39   #4
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Poncho liner and a Catoma Bednet
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Old 05-14-2013, 20:37   #5
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Poncho liner and a Catoma Bednet
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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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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
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I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so
Me, neither. My guess, tho, is that it is the part of Florida where they think palms are actually trees.
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I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so
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.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:55   #10
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I grew up in Fla,I prefer off ground camping.Bugs/snakes,airflow ect.'08.
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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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