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  1. When are you doing a video on the skycrane pack? Been waiting on that video. I’ve had that pack for a few years now before I saw your video and been waiting to see how you pack it

  2. I added full zippers to 4 bags. Two of them are 1/4 lb each bugnet bags, 3×8 ft in size. The others are a 1/4 lb, $20 SOL 20person Emergency Bivvy (mylar) and a 1/2 lb, 3×8 ft, $5 bag made of wally's absorbent drop cloth. I also have a 1 lb, monofilament 7x90ft . 2" mesh hammock, which I use down to freezing temps.. When it's colder than freezing, I go to ground, with the netting wrapped around me, under my clothing, like longjohns I sit on my buttpack and lean back on my daypack. If there's no trees, I brace the dayback with the x'd trekking poles.

    There's 1/4 lb of cordage and stakes in my kit. With this set-up and office clothing, I can sleep ok at 30F. With another 2.5 lbs of "extra clothing, This includes a polypro beanie, glove liners, neck gaiter, leather gloves, longjohns and wool socks. I normally wear nylon socks and Russian foot wraps. Using this stuff, I can sleep ok at 20F. I got thru a night at 0F, by exercising in the bag and using the UCO lantern and its 9 hour beeswax candle, but it sucked. The bags must be tented over a ridgeline, or you'll not get the full benefit that they can offer you. Ditto, when you use the diaper pins to secure the net bags around you, you have to put bits of debris between the layers, so that they dont lay flat on each other. Those gaps provide a lot of insulating effect. Also, I carry a couple of drum liners. When I go to ground, it's too cold for bugs and snakes and I can then stuff the liners about 1/3rd full of debris. It can be damp debris and still work. I put the liners inside of the emptied out packs, twist the liners, then use what's left of the liners to cover the packs and tie the liners's mouths. Thus, me and the packs stay clean and dry and I still get the insulative and padding effects of the debris. In the seated reclining position, you can use the UCO candlelantern betwen your thighs, and still do knee rock backs and wave your arms inside of the bags, generating metabolic heat. In about 20 minutes, the UCO will heat up a canteen of water significantly, too. Then that warmth can go at your feet, under your kidneys, under your neck. The US army says that hostilities nearly cease at 10F degrees, so I can use a Discrete Dakota firepit to heat rocks or water, and take those heated elements inside of my sleeping/shelter gear. I added 12" of clear Peva shower curtain down one side of the dropcloth bag.This lets me open the mylar bag into a "u" shape and let in the heat from a fire or the sun. The greenhouse effect of the sun, the PEVA, the mylar and the drop cloth gets the bags 30F degrees warmer by noon than it was at dawn. So I can sleep fine without a fire from 11 am to 5pm, even tho it got down to -10F the night before. and I had to have the one way project heat of a Siberian fire lay.

  3. the non-breathable mylar will condense moisture on the inside bags so heavily as to soak them. The sea to summit is NOT worth 25F debree, either. No blanket is as heat-retentive as a bag. It's just bound to leak out more heat, come un-done as you toss and turn in your sleep. The SOL Escape Lite "breathable" mylar bivvy works nicely, but it's MUCH too small for a big man. You can't let any of it touch you, other than the part that's under you. So I bought two, cut one in half and used 100 mph tape to join it to the first Escape, making the 1.5x escape , you might say. I put it inside of the SOL 2 person "non-breathable' mylar bivvy and it wont let the condensation get to me 🙂 BOTH bivvies have to be tented over a ridgeline to get the effect of having the layer of trapped air between the two bivvies. you can sleep ok at 40F degrees in these two bags, in just cammies, if you're on a drum liner full of dry debris, a hammock or a sleeping pad. I've taken it down to 20F, by using the seated-reclining position, wrapping my torso with the one lb monofilament net hammock, my legs with the bugnet bags (1/4 lb each) inside of my cammies, then wrapping up with drum liners, and having a balaclava and a pair of polypropylene glove liners, two pairs of polypro sock liners. Out of the remaining part of the Escape, i made a drawstring hood and booties. I use the booties between the sock liners, in side of unlaced shoes. The "non-breathable' mylar was tried, too, but soaked the socks, just lying around. I have not yet tried the breathable booties while hiking, but i will do so tomorrow am. It's rarely below 30F here, so I dont get to test stuff as often as I'd like .

    The Escape and 2 person bivvies are 6 ozs each, so adding half of one bivvy to the other makes it 9 ozs, for a 15 oz total, then some paracord Total weight for the sleep/shelter system is 3.5 lbs, the "extra" clothing is 1.5 lbs, I like this system so much that I added full zippers to all 4 bags, including the bugnet bags. This lets me wear them as ponchos, or to lay them out flat, like a tarp. I carry 3 of the contractor's trash bags, cause they are so versatile. An 18" wide strip of PEVA shower curtain runs down the side of each bag. This lets me use the radiant heat of the sun or the one-way projected heat of a Siberian fire lay. Around here, I never need a fire, cause I can just exercise my way thru a 10F night ( as cold as it ever gets here and that's rare) and then the sun will warm my bags enough to let me sleep from 10-11 am to 5-6 pm. All of this clothing, netting and mylar folds and rolls up to a package smaller than a couple of gallon cans, without a compression sack. I wedge and tie it between my fannypack and my daypack, where it serves as a pack frame, None of it is effected by its getting wet, and it's all useful in hot weather, too. You can't have any air leaks in this set up when it's cold, tho, so carry repair-tape! 🙂

  4. The way I look at it, if shtf when it's cold, i'll have my heavy parka, at least in the vehicle. If' it's not yet cold, i can get by until it is, and by then, I'll have found heavy clothing or sleeping gear on or near some dead bodies. So there's no reason for me to include such stuff in my BOB. Not having to waste space in the pack for such stuff lets me use the smaller, lighter, cheaper, more versatile two-pack system, and leaves space to hide/protect the taken down autorifle, the night vision, etc.