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Offline TexasShooter72

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Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« on: March 03, 2009, 10:30:14 AM »
Are there any die-hards out there who camp-out when hunting?  I ask because prior to my current position at the raw foods company-  I spent a decade and a half working in the outdoor industry.  I've worked at REI, Alpine Outfitters, Chick's Sporting Goods and any other number of outdoorsy camping related stores and over the years I have become a sleeping bag connoisuer!

Of the many bags that I have owned there is only ONE that has withstood the elements and tests of time...   my Wiggy's SuperLight 0 degree bag.  I have had this bag for 14 years and today I hit the order button and ordered another!  WHY?

There are quite a few bag makers out there who claim to have the latest and Greatest insulations, water-proof shell fabrics, functional zippers and self-containing pouches etc etc.  They usually have a pretty hefty price tag attached to them as well to make up for such expensive materials.  What makes the Wiggy bag a better bag?  

Underneath the seat of just about every FA-18 fighter jet you'll find a vacuum-packed Wiggy bag!

It is the only sleeping bag capable of drying itself from the inside out and I bare witness!  It is also the only bag I've ever known who's foot-box insulation doesn't thin out after 10 uses.  They are vapor-permeable(as opposed to breatheable) and simply the most functional I've ever known a bag to be.  The YKK #10 zipper is said to work flawlessly in -80 degree temperatures.  I haven't been in -80 temps so I can't vouch for that one.  Unlike other manufacturers the Wiggy's bags can be machine washed which makes them even more desireable!  All of these things for a mere $168.00 sleeping bag!

So if you've got a bag that you'd call your "go-to" or your "Tried and True"...     I wanna hear about it!  

Let er' rip!  Check em' out!   http://www.wiggys.com
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Offline DanoInTx

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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 10:40:53 AM »
Haha, one more thing my brother from another mother, I worked at REI while I was in college.  I was a bicycle assembler:)
Dan

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Dano, I see how ya'are!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 11:02:45 AM »
The parallel's are endless...
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Super Sport XL .177
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Lightning XL .22
CDT Tuned Gamo Hunter Elite .177
Big Gene Tuned, Ed(Shadow)Chocolate Chip Camo Gamo Shadow 1000 .177


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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 11:50:22 AM »
Ha Mat
What is the wieght of this 0deg. bag???

Shelby

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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2009, 11:58:25 AM »
swynn, the bag weighs 4 pounds which is a little heavier than most bags in its class.  It wouldn't be my choice for doing the Pacific Crest Trail hike by any stretch but is very functional.
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Super Sport XL .177
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Lightning XL .22
CDT Tuned Gamo Hunter Elite .177
Big Gene Tuned, Ed(Shadow)Chocolate Chip Camo Gamo Shadow 1000 .177


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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 12:20:17 PM »
Yes that is to heavy for a 20 mile day....I do alot of backpacking , here at home and on the A.T.
I had never heard of your bag...always looking for better and lighter...

Shelby

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 01:35:29 PM »
So here is a question for you gear hounds.  The premise is that I am not going to do 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail, and if I did, I wouldn't be on an air gun hunt.  Suppose instead I am heading out, on foot into the woods for an all day hun, or at most, an over night, fall/winter hunt, in moderate weather (no rain or snow in the forecast).   I will have an air rifle slung on one shoulder and a day pack, with gear.  Suppose, further, that I should pack for an "emergency" contingency, say -- survival for up to a week, in the case of unforeseen circumstances.  What should be in the day pack?

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 01:57:45 PM »


If'n yer a true Longhunter, allyou should need is a sharp knife, a bag of salt, and plenty of ammo fer yer smokepole....er, I mean airpole...



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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 02:02:49 PM »


Matt,



That's interesting about the F/A-18. I worked on them in the late 90's and the only thing under the seat on my birds "Lot 14 C"were the beacon radio and 3 rocket motors. Pretty cool idea.

Jason
A couple of Springers nothin to get excited about.

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 02:12:38 PM »
Yes.  I am intrigued by the thought of ordering one "vacuum packed" and kept in a day pack "just in case".  Maybe with a small tarp, 50 ft of paracord, a small alcohol stove & cup, a pint of absolute ethanol and a butane lighter, for starters.  Then of course a compass, my trusty Buck hunting knife, my SOG  Fusion Tomahawk, and my Sworski binocs.

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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 02:01:28 AM »
I've had a Butler Bag for 35 years, outstanding.
http://www.butlerbags.com/cms/Product_MC_Description?selectedLink=MC
Most important item in a pack is a mirror whether on water or land.

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Offline TexasShooter72

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2009, 03:39:09 AM »
TCups...     1 roll of duct tape, 1 plastic mirror, 1 gym whistle, 1 magnifying glass, 1 spool fishing line, 1 Hefty trash bag(folded small), 1 bivy sack, 1 water filter and/or iodine tablets, 1- 1oz bottle sunblock, 1 extra pair socks, 1 banadana, 1 pocket knife, 1 compass, 1 water vessel, 1 cigarette lighter, 1 pack of matches, food rations.

If done correctly ALL of these items will fit into a ruck sack or 2500-3500 cubic inch backpack.

How did I do?

David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Super Sport XL .177
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Lightning XL .22
CDT Tuned Gamo Hunter Elite .177
Big Gene Tuned, Ed(Shadow)Chocolate Chip Camo Gamo Shadow 1000 .177


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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2009, 04:36:46 AM »
Let's not forget the toilet paper
David

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2009, 04:54:12 AM »
Hey Dave just make sure it's the biodegradable kind LOL
Jason
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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2009, 05:06:57 AM »
Whining liberals...  OF COURSE the toilet paper should be bio-degradeable!  John Wayne style!
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Super Sport XL .177
David Slade Tuned, Theoben Gas Ram BSA Lightning XL .22
CDT Tuned Gamo Hunter Elite .177
Big Gene Tuned, Ed(Shadow)Chocolate Chip Camo Gamo Shadow 1000 .177