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6/5/2017 1:34 AM
 
Hey Ken, very nice post. thanks a lot for sharing.

Only one question, what is the kind of top cover you have for the sleeping set (the tan thing under the HPG silnylon stuff sack). looks like cordura. Is it as I think to protect the fragile stuff from piercing branches and spiky bushed?

Thanks in advance!
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Matt
 
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6/5/2017 6:51 AM
 
matthbart wrote:
Hey Ken, very nice post. thanks a lot for sharing.

Only one question, what is the kind of top cover you have for the sleeping set (the tan thing under the HPG silnylon stuff sack). looks like cordura. Is it as I think to protect the fragile stuff from piercing branches and spiky bushed?

Thanks in advance!
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Matt
 
It is a DIY Protective Compression Shroud that I made out of Hypalon.  The one in the photos you saw is the "Dot-2" version.  I made another one before that, as well.  Yep....that is exactly what it's for...to protect the contents of my stuff sack from thorns and spikey trees.  Here is a link to the thread I made about it: https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/...ope/posts#19959

 


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9/27/2017 7:45 AM
 
Hey, Ken.

How have you liked using that Solo Stove? I've had my eye on it for a little while. It would be my first backpacking stove. I like the simplicity of it and the ability to burn wood or alcohol. I've seen your other GSI kit and homemade pot stand with thermos top. So it seems you like those types over a Jetboil type stove.

Thanks,
Freddy
 
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5/24/2018 2:00 PM
 
Your Green canteens with the wide mouth. Who is the manufacture and where can I get some of those? I have been looking for years for the USMC arctic ones, but have had no luck. Well, that's not entirely true, i found one for $150+ once.

Thanks,

Alan
 
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5/24/2018 10:16 PM
 
They are "Ranger Canteens" and they are not being sold. One of his ODA buddies is trying to secure a manufacturer but so far he has been unsuccesful.  
 
 
 
alw357 wrote:
Your Green canteens with the wide mouth. Who is the manufacture and where can I get some of those? I have been looking for years for the USMC arctic ones, but have had no luck. Well, that's not entirely true, i found one for $150+ once.

Thanks,

Alan

 

 
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7/6/2018 10:58 AM
 
Thank you for posting this thread. It was useful encouragement when I took my first trip to jungle to use an Umlindi. We packed for a couple of nights only, and my load did spill over to a PALS type pocket, an M2016 in lid position, and a belt kit a lot like the one described on these forums by Stewart. Pack carried very well. :D

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Umlindi on left. Compressed down Ute on right. Both carrying very similar quantities of gear.

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Camp, sorry for lack of sharpness, jungle is a whole lot harder to take good pictures in than anywhere I have been before! Umlindi and accessories hung from tree while gear hammock used as a seat. Pack was zipped into gear hammock for the night, to keep anything from crawling in.

ATB

Chris
 
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