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Forum Post: Want to make it through the cold NY winter?

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 6, 2011, 4:14 p.m. EST by MountainMan (5)
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If anyone in interested I can get my hands on a large amount of military sleep system sleeping bags. These are a waterproof Gore-tex outer bag with two layered sleeping bags inside. If you're wearing thermal undies and a ski cap these are rated to 20 below zero. These are a complete one person shelter and sleeping bag. They will keep you warm and dry in snow, rain or whatever. Anyone who has used them will vouch for that. Here is the catch, I can't donate what is not mine but I can get them in excellent condition shipped to your drop address for $190 Maybe even cheaper if I have several orders. I can also get large amounts new military issue thermal undies but I'll have to check on the price.

If interested contact me.

This is what they are right here. http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.aspx?productID=5727&TabID=548



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[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

These also kick butt when it comes to keeping your feet warm.


[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

Here is some more info on these bags, an extensive review.


[-] 1 points by Teacher (469) 12 years ago

A four season sleeping bag will be essential to anyone who wants to retain a full set of fingers and toes. Military issue are the best but not only option.

[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

I'm just trying to help, figure if I can get a bunch I'll move them to those who need them at cost plus shipping. No point in people freezing to death.

[-] 1 points by Teacher (469) 12 years ago

Anyone who hasn't slept outdoors in winter will be in for a rude awakening if they do not heed your advice.

[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

I've been the done that, ruined many expensive sleeping bags from REI that cost more than 2x as much. I've been using one of these for years camping along the TN/NC mountains in the winter, it's outlasted everything else I've had and it's been the warmist of all.

[-] 0 points by vets74 (344) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Most folks have sleeping bags.

The extra low-temperature BIVY is available for $50.


Cheap enough. Takes a 30-degree bag down to -10 degrees.

[-] 0 points by vets74 (344) from New York, NY 12 years ago

We also need to plan for getting people in doors during the day. Trying to tough it out every minute is impractical.

-- Make your way over to Winter Garden. That's to the west on a line north of the WTC site

-- Volunteer for hours spent at 52 Broadway helping out with the storage area

-- Move the food and eating areas inside such as the big brown military tents.

These kids are not used to camping. Much less to camping in the winter a stone's throw from New York Bay.

We also need to reintroduce the original rule of putting tents up on wood pallets -- get them off the ground and facilitate cleaning in winter where icing up would stop normal mop-and-bucket action.

Planning gets results.

[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago


[-] 0 points by Frankie (733) 12 years ago

You can order direct from $99 used to $149 new, plus shipping here:


[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

Get them where you can, no point in freezing, but if you have any questions about cold weather survival, don't be afraid to ask. (But I'd avoid used bags coming from the govt as uninspected surplus, if there is a hole in the outer bag it will be useless and sewing it up won't work)

[-] 0 points by Frankie (733) 12 years ago

They are good systems. My only complaint is that they're pretty dang heavy but not as important if you're not hauling them around much.

[-] 1 points by MountainMan (5) 12 years ago

Yea they are heavy to haul compared to other bags, but not that much, the toughness, warterproofness and warmth outweigh the disadvantage of the extra weight. On the plus side, they're really a one man waterproof tent as well so you save the weight of a tent when hiking/camping. Everything is a trade off.

[-] 0 points by drunkenmonkiees (18) 12 years ago


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