Diy insulated fire retardant bivy bag

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  1. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    This may be old hat to some of you but I thought I'd make a vid about it. I've used this set up for the last two winters and I like it quite a bit. Just need a multicam m.e.s.t (the fire retardant one) from bushcraftoutfitters and a poncho liner.
    Hope you dig it.

    [video=youtube;lO8Ib3th3sI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO8Ib3th3sI[/video]
     
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    I dig it brotha. Thanks for sharing some new ideas. Well, new to me anyway.
     
  3. MtnManJoe

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    ... "sorta, kinda, a little bit match-up" .. LOL


    As with most everything else in 'improvised gear' : "Close Enough is Good Enough" :)
     
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    Nice set up
     
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    Well done Iz:dblthumb:
     
  6. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Thanks, guys.
     
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    Great video Iz. Haven't tried that yet, gonna have to now.
     
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    Nice work. I'll try that soon. :dblthumb:
     
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    Looks swell man -with the extra lining was the single pad enough -I believe it was freezing at night -yes?
     
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    I needed this in the Hillbilly Hilton.
     
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    Any issues with condensation or was the side open enough to disperse it.
     
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    well done!
     
  13. Iz

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    Yeah, that pad is rated pretty high so it was more than enough. It got down to between 15 and 20 degrees I'd say.

    No condensation problems but I sleep with my face out of the bag and I air the bag out every morning near the fire just in case. I can't say what kind of condensation problems you might have over long camp outs though, I've never used this set up for that.


    Thanks, guys. :dblthumb:
     
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    Very nice that is an ingenious solution to a very dangerous problem. One of my biggest fears is catching my sleeping bag on fire from popping wood.
     
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    Thanks Brother Iz for the Video.:dblthumb:
     
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    Going to try this at the next Fatwoodsman meet. Thanks.
     
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    Wow just had a thought (might be a stupid one), but one of the problems with a clear piece of plastic for a super shelter is popping embers, I wonder if there is a clear tarp material that could be fire retardant coated the same way.
    Great Idea Iz! Yet another multi-use for the BCUSA tarp.
     
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    Good stuff, Did you have enough wood for the long fire? Multi-use gear rocks.
     
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    I suspect if it was real cold, an emergency blanket with the reflective side towards the inside in place of the MEST, would be a bonus. The couple that I have are 5' x 7' and heavy enough to take the abuse. Good video IZ, thanks.

    Scott
     
  20. Iz

    Iz MEMBER of a BANNED Bushclass I Bushclass Instructor

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    Somebody had plenty of wood they didn't use....I ran out. :58:


    Thanks, Scott.:dblthumb:
     
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    That's a good technique. I used the FR MEST around my sleeping bag when OhSki and I did the cold weather camp last winter. I did it to protect my bag from the fire's embers. I wish I would have tied the tabs together like you showed It would have kept everything together better for sure.

    That FR MEST is one of my favorite pieces of kit. Dang versatile. I dig the new UL MESTs too but as often as I have it close to fire I don't want to give up the flame retardant on the FR version.
     
  22. Iz

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    I agree, man. It's a cool piece of kit.
     

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