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Offline PeakChick

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2009, 07:59:01 AM »
A cell phone, preferably with a GPS function, a pack of smokes and a small flask of your favorite libation. You can drink and smoke while you wait for emergency services to find you after you make the call for help.
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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2009, 08:37:43 AM »
I camp out but not really for hunting, I will check that sleeping bag out.. good info, thanks:) Makes me wonder if should vacuum pack everything! Naaa  I sorta like peakchicks idea I would bring a folding chair and a glass 8)

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Re: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2009, 08:18:14 AM »
Don`t know if they`re the best,  but both my sleeping bags are made with synthetic material.....Sierra Design....one for -30C and one for +10C if I remember correctly.  Down bags are lighter, more compact and maybe even warmer (The higher quality ones)......but if they get wet or damp......it`s a pain to dry them.
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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2009, 05:55:26 AM »
I vaccuum pack everything that I can in my survival kit.  Makes it small, keeps stuff clean, and keeps me from using the emergency supplies unless I really need 'em.  

That being said, dry socks, a GOOD firestarter (I have both a lighter and a magnesium match), knife, rope, and a tarp should keep you alive for days.
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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2009, 06:02:27 AM »


Quite answer Peak !



But I will hope you have a satellite phone, in case there is no reception in your area !



I would also hope that you have some shelter and water, in case the weather prevents searchers form coming after you, and flying is socked in !



Why not just take your "Tom Tom" with you and walk out ?



When you walk with Mother Nature, you better be capable of keeping up with her :-)



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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2009, 06:13:08 AM »
Bill I actually have a survival kit that is packed with a huge list of survival items. Enough in that pack for two people to survive for a week. That being said, I'd still prefer to lean against a comfy tree, drink and smoke while I wait for mountain search and rescue to show up.   8)
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Offline TCups

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RE: Your Best Sleeping Bag...
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2009, 06:36:36 AM »
Survival, and the gear needed may be independent of needing or wanting to be found.  The worst case scenario is, of course, when you desperately don't want to be found and someone is actively looking for you.  Then that GPS cell phone could become useless or worse.  A hand held GPS not tied to your registered cell phone could be a good idea.

Having given this some thought, I am preparing 3 separate survival packs -- a fanny pack, a day pack and a full back pack.  The fanny pack is aimed more at urban/suburban survival.  You can imagine it will contain items far different from the items that would be found in my woodlands day pack.  The full pack will be a combination of both and will have a tent and sleeping bag ready to go.  If all hell breaks loose, I will be grabbing all three.

BTW, if you haven't discovered Sanyo's Eneloop rechargeable batteries yet, you should look for them and have some on hand. They hold most of a full charge for over a year and perform just as well in cold temps as hot.  They have no "memory", can be short charged or fully recharged 1000 times. That's what I keep in my hand-held GPS and Fenix flashlights as well as my camera gear.  

I don't smoke, but I do think that I will store pure grain alcohol and not denatured alcohol in my back pack for use with the alcohol stove and for medicinal purposes.  Probably 2 or 3 quarts should be enough for short term survival needs.