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Old 02-07-2016, 05:29 PM   #1
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one of his ideas is great. the carrying of a couple of scarves, made of bug netting, converted into bags. They can be slipped over you, bottom and top and give you bug relief, rolled up for use as a pillow, stop the "pumping action " (his words) of your clothing, which forces your bodily-warmed air up out of your collar as you walk/work. They can be used to catch insects or seeds, as a rain-catch (sort of) used for sopping up dew or frost, as a wrap/pad for other gear. They can be stuffed with debris and sleep on one, with one over you. 1/4 lb each, that's a HELLUVA lot of utility, for very little bulk and weight.

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Old 02-07-2016, 05:32 PM   #2
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mors invented the "supershelter" This is a space blanket used as the back/roof of a low, sleeping shelter, with the sides and "front" (towards a 6 ft long fire) made of clear plastic sheeting. Radiant heat passes thru the plastic, is reflected back onto you by the space blanket. Super warm even if very cold temps but you gotta be very careful, just a low vent by your feet and one at the top, near your head. Can't have much of a draft thru your shelter, or you'll lose the effect spoken of here.
 
Old 02-07-2016, 05:33 PM   #3
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Mors has been a wilderness survival author and instructor for 50 years. He's in his 70s now and has assistants do most things. I forget if his experience is Sweden or Canada, but he's very practical. Caused me to add the sheet of thin plastic (2 ozs) to the kit, and it's a great rain catch, etc, too. :-) Need a few springclamps or better yet, tarp clamps, to assemble this. VERY nice, in that it took my temp capacity (while lying down, at least) down to as low as it need be. Of course, there's the issue of coming OuT of it to go get more wood, etc. :-) but for the addition of SO little bulk, weight and expense and the resulting protection of such a deadly enemy, BRILLIANT

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Old 02-07-2016, 05:38 PM   #4
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this set up can't handle the build up of much snow, nor high winds, nor falling limbs. But it's easy to see how it can save your life. for something you can stuff inyour pockets and weighs a total of 1/4 lb, hey! Pure genius. Now if it gets too cold for my "no-fire" set up, it's also cold enough that little hostile activity will be present.

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Old 02-07-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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Who? Sorry, never heard of him
 
Old 02-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #6
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doesn't surprise me. you never heard of Abraham lincoln.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 03:07 PM   #7
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Matter of fact I have heard of Abraham Lincoln. As a teenager my father and I camped all over Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia visiting Civil War sites for 3 consecutive summers. Also they made a movie about him a couple of years back, something about him being a "Vampire Slayer",
 
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