Saturday, March 24, 2012
Building your Bug Out Bag: Shelter
I pack a camouflage heavy duty poncho. It can be used to form an tent-shelter, tarp canopy for the hammock, or it can be tied to the poncho liner to make a waterproof/windproof sleeping bag. (I'll demonstrate these in future articles or videos).
The hammock is a Grand Trunk ultralight hammock. I pack it because its comfortable, keeps me off the ground, or could be used as a light weight blanket.
One of my favorite items is my poncho liner. I've used one for years and they are lightweight and comfortable. They can be used as a blanket or tied into a sleeping bag.
I do suggest carrying a few emergency blankets due to their compact size and heat reflecting ability. I have 2 in my Bug Out Bag. One is OD green (because if I'm "bugging out" I probably don't want to be seen) and a bright orange HeatSheets Survival Blanket. They are super tough and it can be used for signaling.