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Thoughts on the Trekmates Mountain Pod Emergency Shelter?

Posted 01-10-2023 at 07:54 PM by jdhpa

Originally Posted by Threerun View Post
I would not choose something that large, and I would want something more substantial. Just by the looks of it, and my experience that would literally blow away in a Montana wind, especially in the winter.

I have 2 Sierra Designs Solo Assault bivys. Originally designed and produced in low numbers for US Military cold weather. Pretty much bombproof. I've slept in high winds and snow and it literally doesn't move. It is designed for one (hence the name), but you could squeeze two in a pinch.

I have a very lightweight insulated pad, and I bought a used North Face Inferno subzero down bag bag for extreme cold weather trekking. When I go on road trips (solo) in the winter the combo fits in my Rubicon pack and weighs less than 9lbs. Small price to pay for bomb proof, dry and incredibly warm sleeping.

That was on the continental divide in Montana in January a few years ago.

I would stick with items that are proven in the environments you encounter. What is presented would be completely out of the question in my environment.
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