Ultralight super shelter?

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  1. jackpine

    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter

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    Before I burn a bunch of time reinventing the wheel I figured I’d ask.

    Do you believe or have you made a super shelter from ultralight materials? I think I can fit a lw emergency blanket & an emergency poncho in my psk but not much more. Even without my main knife I could still cut and shape a wood frame from saplings with my SAK.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. John from Alberta

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    Depends what you define as UL. All you really need is some lightweight poly, a cheap Mylar blanket and a tarp. Seems pretty light to me.


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    In a pinch you probably don’t even need the tarp if you make the shelter small enough and the Mylar can be “sealed” with the poly.
     
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  4. BlueDogScout

    BlueDogScout I just want bacon that doesn’t need cold Supporter

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    How much weight are you thinking?
     
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    jackpine Fire? I don't see any fire!? Supporter

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    It’s more bulk than weight really. Ideally something that can fit in a GI grenade pouch or something slightly larger
     
  6. John from Alberta

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    If it just needs to fit you I definitely think a small section of poly and a Mylar blanket will do ya. This is easily pocket size.
     
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    Check this out, I think you will like it. Lonnie knows his stuff.

     
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  10. MrFixIt

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    I’m surprised no one has mentioned the BCO KoreTemp shelter half yet...
     
  11. BlueDogScout

    BlueDogScout I just want bacon that doesn’t need cold Supporter

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    I like that one all you would need is the plastic. I dunno how small it packs. Wish it came in orange.
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead LB#42 Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Packs to about Nalgene size.
     
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    BlueDogScout I just want bacon that doesn’t need cold Supporter

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    That’s nice. If only it was orange I would buy two lol
     
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    That's a great looking little shelter there brother. Is it as warm as it looks ?
     
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    It was warmer than outside, but it was my first super shelter, so I definitely learned a few things.

    We should’ve made it smaller, it was much larger than necessary for my buddy and I and the dog, a smaller space would’ve been easier to heat. Also we could’ve had the fire a step or two closer. But I wasn’t unhappy with it as a first attempt.
     
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    Is it like a one time use, like in an emergency? How easy is it to repack?

    GOD Bless you and your family

    Kenneth
     
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    Couple of videos on the subject




     
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