What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

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Yorkshire Andy
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:21 pm
Cheap, Light, Durable........ Pick two
Used to have similar in the mountain biking world

Light , strong , cheap, pick 2......

Arzosah
What don't you get on with re the sleeping bag? If it's the confinement?.
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Arzosah » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am

Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Arzosah
What don't you get on with re the sleeping bag? If it's the confinement?.
Exactly, Andy, it was never pleasant, but I couldn't bear it nowadays. I'll never go camping again for pleasure or even as a cheap way of getting around, so literally the only use I'd ever have out of a tent and a sleeping bag would be in a bugout situation, where things are so bad that my sister couldn't drive to my house and fetch me (10 miles distance). As a refocussing of the preps, realistically, and making my house a better place to live in, not only should I get rid of that sleeping bag, I shouldn't buy a replacement. If I find one of those pop up tents for £20 on Amazon, I might use some vouchers on that, they take up so little room. If that journey had to be done on foot, a space blanket and a single duvet would be good enough. I think. I'm still mulling. Thoughts?
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:12 am

Arzosah wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Arzosah
What don't you get on with re the sleeping bag? If it's the confinement?.
Exactly, Andy, it was never pleasant, but I couldn't bear it nowadays. I'll never go camping again for pleasure or even as a cheap way of getting around, so literally the only use I'd ever have out of a tent and a sleeping bag would be in a bugout situation, where things are so bad that my sister couldn't drive to my house and fetch me (10 miles distance). As a refocussing of the preps, realistically, and making my house a better place to live in, not only should I get rid of that sleeping bag, I shouldn't buy a replacement. If I find one of those pop up tents for £20 on Amazon, I might use some vouchers on that, they take up so little room. If that journey had to be done on foot, a space blanket and a single duvet would be good enough. I think. I'm still mulling. Thoughts?
Seen these
https://m.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-snoo ... od-p286207
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by ForgeCorvus » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:32 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:38 am
Yorkshire Andy wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Arzosah
What don't you get on with re the sleeping bag? If it's the confinement?.
Exactly, Andy, it was never pleasant, but I couldn't bear it nowadays. I'll never go camping again for pleasure or even as a cheap way of getting around, so literally the only use I'd ever have out of a tent and a sleeping bag would be in a bugout situation, where things are so bad that my sister couldn't drive to my house and fetch me (10 miles distance). As a refocussing of the preps, realistically, and making my house a better place to live in, not only should I get rid of that sleeping bag, I shouldn't buy a replacement. If I find one of those pop up tents for £20 on Amazon, I might use some vouchers on that, they take up so little room. If that journey had to be done on foot, a space blanket and a single duvet would be good enough. I think. I'm still mulling. Thoughts?
I'm not big on mummy bags either and the extreme technical type are even worse. I've managed quite well with a greatcoat and a blanket (bush camps and re-enactment Period camps) on frosty nights as long as I have a decent sleeping pad .
The latest thing in the UL world are quilts (more here).... A budget friendly option could be made up from a supermarket duvet.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Arzosah » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Thank you both! I've bookmarked both of those to have a think about, and come back to. It's amazing what you find when you've been out of the market for so long. Like the radiators that Jansman had installed - when he had the pipework taken out?

I already have a roll of flexible insulation, like this https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Thermal ... m/p/210022
as well as quite a lot of neoprene left over from my camping mat (I cut it to provide a kneeler for the garden :oops: )
I also have half a dozen quilts (two beds, different weights of duvet) that could be used. And space blankets in the prep kits. To have any chance of relaxing during a stop, I'd need a tent to crawl into - even if it got wet, it would be bug and vermin proof, thats what would otherwise keep me awake :oops: I can be a bit precious when I set my mind to it, sorry :shock:

I really like this! It's very unlikely I'd ever need to do it, but if I *did* need to (or my alter ego that I write about needed to) it literally could be a lifesaver.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Arzosah » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:13 pm

Present day prepping: I've been having a little bonfire this afternoon, getting rid of twigs and branches from the garden. I experimented with half dry hazel twigs (okaaaay, but not great) and half dry cherry laurel twigs - which were terrible, but better once I cut the leaves off). Lots of nice woodash for the garden next spring.
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Deeps » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:29 pm

Arzosah, you can open up a mummy sleeping bag and use it as a quilt if that helps. As long as you've got your insulation underneath you'll be fine. I do it all the time unless its really cold. You can also get sleeping bags like this....

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Although I have a 'softie suit' that I wear in my (2 season down) bag.

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That's not me by the way, just a random phot.

There are a lot of options out there, you just need to figure out what works for you although as you say, its not likely to be an issue for you.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by jansman » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:33 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Thank you both! I've bookmarked both of those to have a think about, and come back to. It's amazing what you find when you've been out of the market for so long. Like the radiators that Jansman had installed - when he had the pipework taken out?

I already have a roll of flexible insulation, like this https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Thermal ... m/p/210022
as well as quite a lot of neoprene left over from my camping mat (I cut it to provide a kneeler for the garden :oops: )
I also have half a dozen quilts (two beds, different weights of duvet) that could be used. And space blankets in the prep kits. To have any chance of relaxing during a stop, I'd need a tent to crawl into - even if it got wet, it would be bug and vermin proof, thats what would otherwise keep me awake :oops: I can be a bit precious when I set my mind to it, sorry :shock:

I really like this! It's very unlikely I'd ever need to do it, but if I *did* need to (or my alter ego that I write about needed to) it literally could be a lifesaver.
Stuff changes.When I first realised I was a prepper,Maglight was the dogs doodahs of torches.Now it is LED. My whole house is now LED.I am playing with solar,now it is more affordable.Things like batteries,and emergency power packs are so small and efficient.I cannot comment on sleeping bags though,as I dont like roughing it! :lol:
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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by pseudonym » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:13 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:32 pm
The latest thing in the UL world are quilts.
That's what I've moved over to. That and hammocking. I sleep better and no struggling to get up off the floor :lol:
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: What Preps are you doing this week? Part 5.

Post by Arzosah » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:47 pm

jansman wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:33 pm
Stuff changes.When I first realised I was a prepper,Maglight was the dogs doodahs of torches.Now it is LED. My whole house is now LED.I am playing with solar,now it is more affordable.Things like batteries,and emergency power packs are so small and efficient.I cannot comment on sleeping bags though,as I dont like roughing it! :lol:
Stuff really does change, doesn't it :mrgreen: My ambition currently is to get all the hedges cut back, and the garden weeded, and the bare walls in the house painted so that I can play in the way you describe :)
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