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Old 12-30-2019, 10:06 PM   #1
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the bags need to be 5x7 ft, if

you want to use them to make a Korchanski supershelter. Also the extra width helps if you use the UCO inside of the bags (beeswax only and only in the seated-reclining position. The lantern is worth at least 10F degrees. , even tho you do have to leave the top of the bag mostly open so as to vent the smoke/fumes, I have to test the theory, but I bet that the candle-lantern will help inside of a supershelter, too, by being suspended and having a canteen suspended above it. With 4 water containers, you can rotate them out, half an hour each being needed per qt, to get the water hot enough to be any help.

I cut the outside plastic bag and the SOL 2 person emergency bivvy to a 4 ft width, from its original 5 ft width, so that they matched the width of the absorbent bag from Lowes, but I forgot that I'd be adding the 1 ft wide strip of PEVA clear plastic. When you use the UCO inside of the bags, you badly need to put a stick or a trekking pole alongside of the ridgeline, or else suspend the center of the ridgeline ,from something, so that the drape of the abssorbent bag does not let said bag get down on the UCO. and catch fire. A 4 ft wide bag contacts your knees when you curl up to conserve body heat. if you dont position everything just right. I flop around in my sleep a lot, so the extra space is a requirement. You can't let the bags touch each other or touch you, or you lose that vital dead air space between them.

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Old 12-30-2019, 10:10 PM   #2
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using a fire at 20F or colder, is not much of a risk, if you're not on flat open land. Get down in a gully, thick brush and a low spot, amongst some boulders and keep the firs small, just enough to heat some rocks and/or canteens of water. Just keep moving until you've found such a sheltered spot. You need to be out of the wind anyway. There's very little risk of flooding at such temps, so being in a gully is not the risk that it is in summertime.

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Old 12-31-2019, 06:35 AM   #3
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Sleeping in a gully, van get towed off?
 
 
Old 12-31-2019, 06:35 AM   #4
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Flexibility, Durability, and Reliability, have nothing to do with this plan and do nothing but waste the time you could use for real preparation. Prove me wrong Melvin!
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:10 AM   #5
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Is this who inspired him with design methodology?
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:34 AM   #6
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Even the homeless would not use Mel's "Supershelter" they would be laughed off the streets!
 
Old 01-01-2020, 06:46 AM   #7
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Melvin, give us some incite to your current preparations, not including firearms.
 
Old 01-02-2020, 01:49 PM   #8
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A decent bag, and tent / shelter, with a ground pad keeps you warmer, weighs less, packs up smaller, and is more durable.

I still would like to see actual photo of this set up. I'm sure that he or his wife have a cell phone with a camera. Wouldn't take much to get a few pictures and post them.
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