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Old 01-29-2020, 02:09 PM   #1
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just did 5 hours, no absorbent bag,

35F-41F, 70+% humidity, 10+mph winds. Discovered that the hammock, folded 4x and laid atop me, snags badly on the bugnet bags when they are wrapped outside of my pants. had to redo that. I got a bit of condensation, but the 6x5 muslin sheet wasn't damp, much less causing me any problems under the net hammock. the hammock is 50x-10 ft of 2" mesh. Fold it 4x and the effect is 1/8" mesh, which of course, you can't get, uniformely, but it gives you an idea of how much bulk is between me and the sheet. The sheet would not be dripping for at least 8 hours. I just used the shemaugh to dry off the droplets, fluffed the bag a couple of times to get rid of the damp air. It was warm again inside of the bag after about a minute of exercise I had the breathable mylar hood around the balaclava, two sets of Russian winter foot wraps, around the normal socks. The leather gloves and spare boxers went down the small of my back, since that's an area that tends to chill out first. Wore two sets of milsurp longjohn pants. one longjohn upper, the T shirt and the cammies. If shtf, the kevlar will replace the upper shirt. It is VITAL to not have your head inside of the bags, to have them tented over a ridgeline and to have no holes in the mylar or clear PEVAbags. For max protection, tape the zippers. Also, have one of the footwraps around your neck, sealing off all possible air leaks, and put that foot in an unlaced shoe, This will suffice easily to 30F, in rain and wind, if you use the seated reclining in position. Either or hot rocks/water, the UCO and beeswax candler or exercise will take it down to 10F. The latter two, of course, offer no sleep. There's only 2 of the 9 hour candles in the BOB and of course, exercise burns calories. Even at "just' 20F, which only happens at night here, the odds of anyone giving me any crap about having a Siberian fire lay are quite low and at 10F and less, non-existent. I'd be moving at night, wearing this stuff as ponchos, so the rare such cold night would be no issue for me, in this area. Since I can open up the bags to the sun or a fire, the clear PEVA letting in the radiant heat. I'd only have to use the heated stuff or the UCO for the early morning hours. If it's overcase or raining, nobody will notice the small amount of smoke from the Dakota fire pit. Only dummies like Garand stay where it's colder. The sheet and the shemaugh can be dried out with hot rocks, if need be. So I got rid of the fire and soaking-risk of the absorbent bag, as well as the bulk and weight. That wasn't much, about the same as the UCO and the extended base and reflector. You can set up the reflector as a really stable base for the lantern and the beeswax just goes out if you knock it over. Now that I have no flammable interior bag, the UCO use is more feasible. the two packs, wrapped in the contractor bags, (if all the debris is soaked) offer a fair amount of insulation, as does half of the net-hammock, if I have to move some of it under me. I still have to do more testing of what can be done in the hammock. I want to be able to sleep at 33F, in the wind and rain. I dont want to go to ground until the ground is frozen, getting rid of the mud bug and snake aspect of things. The foot wraps, plugging the air-entrance' at the small of my back, and the mylar hood were major aids. Small things can make or break you, changing the comfort zone a few F degrees with each thing. If even 10% of your body is chilling, your body sends so much blood there, in an attempt to stave off frostbite, that all of your body cools down. It's a very insidious thing. You think' oh, i"m ok for now", but then in a couple of hours, you'll be just effed if you dont fix that one thing. You'll be shivering too much to help yourself.. I"ve had it so bad, one night while living in the van, that I could not get a key in a car door or zip up a sleeping bag. It's no joke.
 
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Old 01-29-2020, 02:37 PM   #2
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More of the same nonsense.

The shakes are most likely withdrawal for all the meds an drugs.

Somebody is really going to get a laugh when they pick up your dead body with all that trash wrapped around you.

Quit the drugs an krap an use the money to rent a sleeping room in a flophouse.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:21 PM   #3
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I might have missed something since these seems to be one post posted across many of the forums. What is the "absorbent bag"? Is he talking about a diaper?
 
 
Old 01-29-2020, 05:39 PM   #4
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I might have missed something since these seems to be one post posted across many of the forums. What is the "absorbent bag"? Is he talking about a diaper?
I commented on the same thing. I think he has maybe thirty threads by now on the same topic - blown across so its almost impossible to follow.

They say he gets some kind of feeling of accomplishment by the number of threads he starts. I don’t get it, but if true, then it’s pretty sad.

I’d still like to see photos, because it sounds ridiculous.

A good bag, weighing far less than his supposed set up would be warmer and more durable.

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Old 01-29-2020, 06:00 PM   #5
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In all the years I have never seen him go on this long about a subject. An incredibly stupid one at that. I wonder what is really going on with him. Except for the swipe at Garand, it almost like he's copying this from somewhere. Who goes on and on about this useless stuff?
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Old 01-29-2020, 06:14 PM   #6
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99.9% of his stuff is something he either read somewhere or seen it in the nightmares.
 
Old 01-29-2020, 07:08 PM   #7
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Can you just picture old Mel moving around at night wearing that trash! What a laugh!

Wonder where "Wifey" is during all this?
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Old 01-30-2020, 08:09 AM   #8
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it looks almost like he pasted the text into his post, or he doesn't know how to break up a wall of text so it's readable.

That was painful to try and read, let alone figure out which threads it is a continuation of.
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Old 01-30-2020, 09:55 AM   #9
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I would love to see Melvin in this "outfit" at "0 Dark 30", when he needs to take a piss!


ROFLMAO!
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Old 01-30-2020, 01:03 PM   #10
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I would love to see Melvin in this "outfit" at "0 Dark 30", when he needs to take a piss!


ROFLMAO!
I think he is going to use one of his water bottles for that. I hope he keeps them separated and doesn't get them confused...
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:02 PM   #11
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ROFLMAO! I'm starting to think that Melvin is a reincarnate of Mel Tappan. I bet you if you asked him for his recommendations for a couple, he would give you a list of 47 guns covering 15 different calibers like Tappan did!.
 
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They make 47 types of airsoft?
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Old 01-30-2020, 05:43 PM   #13
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ROFLMAO! I'm starting to think that Melvin is a reincarnate of Mel Tappan. I bet you if you asked him for his recommendations for a couple, he would give you a list of 47 guns covering 15 different calibers like Tappan did!.
That's insane. One can easily cover everything with 4 guns, 3 if you are willing to spend the $ and choose wisely.
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Old 01-31-2020, 08:55 AM   #14
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That's insane. One can easily cover everything with 4 guns, 3 if you are willing to spend the $ and choose wisely.
Yep, you just gotta read that book.
 
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