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  • monet861
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    Originally posted by oly View Post
    Many many many moons ago just before we got married me and the wife went camping and her sleeping bag was rated for maybe +50 and the zipper was broke:eek:
    heres what I did
    laid out my poncho, placed the bag on it, laid a blanket on top, wrapped the poncho over and snapped it together, placed a waterproof bag at the feet.
    It was an Easter weekend and it got into the 20s that night, man that thing was warm.
    PS all of you stay out of my grandsons toys

    Shortly before Desert Storm I was in 29 Palms, Cali for desert training and at night it would get down to about 10 degrees F. We always had our poncho liners in the sleeping bag and WP bags over our feet. We also usually had whatever clothing we had on top of us too. After the first freezing night of running to the head we all kept empty quart gatorade bottles next to the cots too. Maybe to much info???

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    most of it is cheap chinese novelty crap made for the fake army surplus stores.

    Cheaperthandirt is going the same route too :(
    Agreed....people need to meak sure they're getting decent stuff....I usually call before placing my order and make someone read me all pertinent info about any item I'm going to order...if i can't get an english speaking person on the phone to do so, I shop elsewhere....

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  • Diesel
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    most of it is cheap chinese novelty crap made for the fake army surplus stores.

    Cheaperthandirt is going the same route too :(

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    Did yours come stinking like moth balls?
    Nope...actually smelled like freshly washed laundry....I'm pretty selective about what I get from SG.....some of their stuff is practically "novelty".....

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  • Diesel
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    Did yours come stinking like moth balls?

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by Diesel View Post
    those 100% wool or a blend?
    I believe they're blend...I'll have to check the tag.....extremely cozy....and huge....

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  • Diesel
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    Originally posted by Big_Saw View Post
    Looks like a good improvisation....ever tried the Swiss military wool blankets? They're about 4 times thicker and heavier than US issue...got one from SG.com and been waiting for them to get some more so I can stock up....best blanket ever for around twenty bucks....
    those 100% wool or a blend?

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  • oly
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    Swiss military wool blankets? havent heard of that before, time to google

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  • Big_Saw
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    Originally posted by oly View Post
    Many many many moons ago just before we got married me and the wife went camping and her sleeping bag was rated for maybe +50 and the zipper was broke:eek:
    heres what I did
    laid out my poncho, placed the bag on it, laid a blanket on top, wrapped the poncho over and snapped it together, placed a waterproof bag at the feet.
    It was an Easter weekend and it got into the 20s that night, man that thing was warm.
    PS all of you stay out of my grandsons toys
    Looks like a good improvisation....ever tried the Swiss military wool blankets? They're about 4 times thicker and heavier than US issue...got one from SG.com and been waiting for them to get some more so I can stock up....best blanket ever for around twenty bucks....

    Leave a comment:


  • oly
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    To cold for this sleeping bag

    Many many many moons ago just before we got married me and the wife went camping and her sleeping bag was rated for maybe +50 and the zipper was broke:eek:
    heres what I did
    laid out my poncho, placed the bag on it, laid a blanket on top, wrapped the poncho over and snapped it together, placed a waterproof bag at the feet.
    It was an Easter weekend and it got into the 20s that night, man that thing was warm.
    PS all of you stay out of my grandsons toys
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