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    Emergency shelter

    What do you carry with you in the way of shelter for an unplanned night in the bush?
    The reason I ask is I did just that last night and slept not very well in my Sol emergency bivvy.
    It was way better than the tinfoil blankets, but is there anything better?

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    Need more details ofbthe evening to be able to comment please!!

    I have a kit but to be fair I leave it at home..... No gd there so may start taking it.....specially if hunting with you or your mate

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    Hopefully he does a write up. Was an interesting turn of events. But worth it
    I won't spoil it by saying to much.
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    I generally carry a silver (tinfoil type) blanket and stuff to start a fire with if needed. Always carry a set of thermals in summer too.

    Might need to update my kit.

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    Have one of those sol things, never used.... Usually have foil blankets and fire kit for starters. Often have a light weight synthetic summer bag with bivy bag or orange pack liner. This has been replaced with a one person Kathmandu tent and a quilt.... If I go out I usually have enough for he night out unless it's to a know spot with minimal chance of something going wrong, if it does its what the p.l.b. Is for

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    It's interesting as there's a she'll be right attitude until it turns to custard. I've been thinking about it for ages, but think it's time to invest in a plb.
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    I always carry my siltarp, firefighting equipment and emergency bivibag with me, was thinking about adding a black rubbish bag to use as a additional ground sheet too.

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    I have wanted to get lost in the bush and go full prepped - lean to made out of branches and fern fronds. Bed made out of dry moss or fern etc etc

    This bloke has it sorted:
    https://youtu.be/_ZXUCQc2Z78
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootm View Post
    Hopefully he does a write up. Was an interesting turn of events. But worth it
    I won't spoil it by saying to much.
    Oh, im looking forward to hearing this story!!!

    Come on don't keep us hanging! I hope you both came thru it well, no injuries i hope!!

    You need a plb mate, things can happen really really easily, and trust me it doesnt take much for you not to be able to walk out. I always have PLB, emergency kit with SOL bivi bag (better than nothing i guess), fire lighting gear, normally always have a fleece beenie in pack even in summer, and thin poly gloves, and often some spare thermals.
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    I take a SOL Escape Bivvy and thermals. The Escape Bivvy is much bigger than the SOL Emergency Bivvy, at about the size of a 500ml pump bottle. It's breathable and more durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    Oh, im looking forward to hearing this story!!!

    Come on don't keep us hanging! I hope you both came thru it well, no injuries i hope.
    @Dorkus don't leave us hanging.
    He'll put something up, all in good time grasshopper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    I take a SOL Escape Bivvy and thermals. The Escape Bivvy is much bigger than the SOL Emergency Bivvy, at about the size of a 500ml pump bottle. It's breathable and more durable.

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    Might have to look for one of them, breathable would be the go.

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    I'm in the process of doing a "quick" write up, commensurate with our quick after work hunt.

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    @Dorkus did you not have your Vaseline......... Coated balls (cotton) and matches??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    @Dorkus did you not have your Vaseline......... Coated balls (cotton) and matches??

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    Yeah, didn't bother lighting a fire. Considered it but we were in pretty tight stuff and thought it would be warmer than it was. Only got a little cold between about 0300 - 0500.
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