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    Posted: 15 June 2003 at 15:20

Hey guys, what kinda sleepin bags do ya got. I got a nice one that i think is EMS and is called the Cold Snap. It is rated to 20 degrees above zero. It is filled with down, and is exteremly comfortable.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 12:08
Hey Jeff hows it going? Great talking with all of you in the chat room the other day. The sleeping bag I use most is a Summit from Cabelas. It is the 4lb mummy bag. It is rated to -10 F. Its a bit warm for the summer, but really nice for trips in the early winter and early spring. Are you in the market for a bag? If so study, study, study! pick one that fits what YOU will be using it for. A little secret here. I use a fleece liner in the winter. It increases the rating between 10 and 15 degrees. That is what I use for a sleeping bag in the summer! This means you can go to a lighter bag.  Thats what we did for my oldest daughter. She has a 2 1/2lb Slumberjack that is rated to 30 F. Easy to backpack, and compresses down to almost nothing. BTW, Don't overlook a GOOD sleeping pad. It's as important as the bag itself. This I have found out over many years of having had frozen rocks stick me in the rear. Later, The other Jeff.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 13:57

Yup;

The old lady & I are in Slumberjacks, and I got 'em so they zip together.  That really does help keep things warm.  Now all I've got to do is buy another tent for the kids.  The kids are in Kelty's.  Good bags.  I'll second Sluggo's suggestion to take a Polar Fleece blanket with you.  Particularly if you are in an area with changeable weather.  Remember, an inconvienience is one thing, survival is another.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 15:16

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My wife is Samoan, born in Utulei, Tutuila. Her family moved to Hawaii in 1952 where we later met. I mentioned some of her relatives: Thompsons, Apisas, McMoores and many others. She is interested in how you're connected to Samoa and we look forward to a response from you. My e-mail is gene_dip@msn.com.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2003 at 15:26

Hey soggy, i am not in the sleeping bag hunt, i just got mine for christmas. I have a fleece blanket, so i will make sure that i bring it on whatever later season camping trips I go on. This summer i am going to build a hunting shack on some land that i can use, so comfort and warmth shouldnt be too much of a problem. I am going to cut one of those metal drums in half, and then weld a sheet of metal over so as it is a heating stove and a cooking one. I am making out some plans, and as soon as i get it finished i will post some pictures of my shack. I am going to try and bum some elk antlers of of someone so i can mount it over the door to give it a more homely look for the tired hunter.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 June 2003 at 11:06

NH I kind of figured that out when I re read your post! See this is what you have to look forward to in middle age!

somewhere around here I have some plans for converting a drum to a stove. Since it seems that you can weld, fabricating a fire box and mounting it shouldnt be a problem. Pretty simple operation. We build a stove of sorts out of the 5 gal. steel grease and paint cans. We use them when we are "plunking" for salmon and steelehead on the river in winter. Easy to do but they burn out in a couple of seasons.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 June 2003 at 18:53

My dad told me about an easier way to make a stove. You take a drum, of some size, and you weld a piece of metal ontop of it. That way you ahve more room in the stove. This design should work well. I could also go with the rectangular prism version like the cabelas packer stove. That would require welding and i think i could somehow rig up an oven on that beast too.

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