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Do you have opinion of Bag vs Quilt for BOB?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Bolster, May 13, 2013.

  1. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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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).
     
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  2. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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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.
     


  3. the monk

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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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  4. Aceman

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  5. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    this......
     
  6. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I'm not sure what part of Florida you are in.... but if you say so :wavey:
     
  8. Donn57

    Donn57 Just me

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

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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    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.
     
  10. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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

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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