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#109885 - 10/24/07 09:43 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: MDinana]
Alan_Romania Offline

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Oh, being in a situation that requires fire shelter deployment is a BAD thing. They are simply the last level of protection, and while the new shelters are significantly better then the old version I still expect to not survive a deployment where we are burned over. Many things have gone wrong if shelters have been deployed.
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#109972 - 10/25/07 11:56 AM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: Alan_Romania]
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#109977 - 10/25/07 01:41 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: redflare]
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There is no mention of weight. Does anyone know?

Am I wrong in thinking that they would make a good survival shelter in general and if reversable a winter shelter?

Certainly looks as if one should be carried in the car if not on the person
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#109984 - 10/25/07 02:24 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: BOD]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: MINNESOTA

it weighs 2 1/2 pounds...i just put the one i posted the
photo of on my Gear Week post onto a fishing scale and
thats about what it came to in the yellow nylon case..
if you want more info i would Goggle "fire shelter"..
i got this one for show and tell when i did "how to camp"
talks..the Google links will give more than you want to
know about the "shake and bake"--it's a last ditch life
saver and if you get out of it with just 2nd degree burns
your lucky...some photos show the chared remains of a
firefighters gear around what left of a shelter that was
only half out of its bag...they are only ment for one use..
they also had photos of shelters that saved lives--they had
a scorched look and were in the middle of a open area that
had been swept over by fire..i'm sure you would not survive
in a burning forest but only in a place thats open with the
fire quickly passing over..

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#109985 - 10/25/07 02:27 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: bsmith]
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Boy are those things expensive!!!
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#109991 - 10/25/07 02:36 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: OldBaldGuy]
CANOEDOGS Offline
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OBG--yes they are $$$$$$..but thats the difference between
"real stuff" and the junky copys of police and military gear
they sell to "wanabes"


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#109993 - 10/25/07 02:40 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: CANOEDOGS]
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Yup, you usually get what you pay for...
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#110024 - 10/25/07 05:39 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Alan_Romania Offline

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The new Shelters are bigger and heavier then the old version like Canoedogs has. I don't have a scale with me, but comparing the two I would guess it weighs about 1/2 pound more.

If you really want one, you can get one for around $350 from http://www.firecache.com/prodinfo.asp?number=25.1205.
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#110026 - 10/25/07 05:49 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Yup, you usually get what you pay for...

As I often point out, not necessarily. But, almost for sure you won't get it if you don't pay for it. It's a subtle, but critical difference.
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#110066 - 10/25/07 10:57 PM Re: Emergency fire shelters [Re: Doug_Ritter]
Susan Offline
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"Yup, you usually get what you pay for..."

QUICK! The fire is moving at 40 mph straight for you and there's no shelter. How much will you pay for a shelter right now?

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