Snugpak Jungle Blanket

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  1. ACrawford36

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    Got a new jungle blanket but wanted to be able to toe it together like a woobie in warmer overnights. Gutted some 550 cord I had and sewed it on . On the foot end I made loops, tying a small piece to a loop to stay. This way it can run through all the loops tying them all together to kinda make a footbox and hopefully keep more warmth in. On the side I attached one loop and one tie in two spots. Slept in it last night seemed to stay together just fine. IMG_20180226_193920190.jpg IMG_20180226_194036064.jpg IMG_20180226_193943189.jpg
     
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    I was just looking at these. How small does it pack, and how is warmth compared to the woobie?
     
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    Haven't had it in the elements yet but I'd say comparable to a woobie. I've heard it's warmer than a woobie in the elements. Packs down to about a 6" cube. IMG_20180226_201300527_HDR.jpg
     
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    Good little blankets. Use one with as ground pad in everything above 50f.

    Nice little project there for the blanket. Thought about using one for an under quilt during summer.
     
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    Nice looking piece of kit...

    Wonder how hard it would be to put snaps around the edge like the USMC tarp... Your mods are inexpensive and quick however...

    ...what are the laundering instructions? When I talked to SNUGPACK at the SHOT Show a few years ago about laundering their sleeping bags they said they should be dry cleaned.

    I bought one of the uninsulated Eureka Hobak sleeping bags from Cabela's a few years ago before they were discontinued...this may make the perfect liner for this bag.


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    Great Job on the mod.
    Snugpak jungle blanket is warmer compared to standard issue Woobie, I put snaps on one of my Jungle blankets with no issues. I like the Snugpak stuff sacks, all Woobies should come with stuff sacks IMHO.
     
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    Nice.
    I love my jungle blanket. My wife and I have them in all our cars.
     
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    For "Aftercare" it just had some small pictograms and refers you to their website. It said not to use liquid detergent, to use a low fragrance powder. Handwash when possible. But can machine wash. I'd go cold water gentle cycle and delicate dry.
     
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    I use Sportwash for all my laundry now. Have been using it for all my Wiggy's products for years...no whiteners, brighteners or fragrance...

    Think I am going to buy one of these... Yesterday while sorting through some "stuff", I found a very small, a little bigger than an orange, stuffsack and when I pulled out what was inside, it was a EQUINOX waterproof bivy bag. The HOBAK fit perfectly inside it and I think that the Jungle Blanket slid inside the bivy and around the HOBAK would keep one warm down to the 40s at least...

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    I have a friend who bought one of these and seems to like it. I think his use is more preparedness in nature with indoor, couch use.
     
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    I'll use mine in the field for work rather than the woobie. And summer over night trips. Also figure you can slide it down the mss and use it as a liner with the summer bag if the summer bag isn't warm enough.
     
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    Really nice job on the mod. I well have to look in on them. Thanks for sharing with us. Prov 27 : 17
     
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    I haave had mine for about 2 yrs and I love it. Packs down to the size of a youth football and isnt too heavy. Iuse mine with a SOLescape bivy as a light weight sleep system.
     
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    I keep one in the cargo area in the pickup. Have not used it yet. Lucky so far.
     
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    Im on the couch right now with one. I love them. They come in XL now also.
     
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    These are slick! They seem to be more packable than an USGI woobie or even a Kifaru woobie.
     
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    They are a little bit smaller than usgi woobie, which helps with the pack size.
     

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