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#78009 - 11/26/06 02:16 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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You can buy Heatsheets Emergency bivvy sack on redflarekits.com website.



Edited by redflare (11/26/06 02:17 AM)

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#78010 - 11/26/06 02:35 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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Hey Thanks alot for the review. I have one myself in my medium kit. But I have one question: how are the survival instructions?whats it include?are they useful?

Thanks

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#78011 - 11/26/06 04:16 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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For the test I had no insulation under me, I slept on grass in my back yard. It was probably softer conditions then I would find around here, but not as soft or inuslated as I would normally try to make.

As far as I know, the Heatsheet Bivvies all come with a stuff sack but the Heatsheets themself do not. I will have to look at the instructions closer, I glossed over them. The ones included on the Heatsheet we pretty basic and not a replacement for good survival practice or instructions.

I will see if I can get some more decent pics of it in use up. There is no reason this piece of gear shouldn't be in everyones larger survival kits.
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#78012 - 11/26/06 09:21 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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I ordered 3 bivvys and sheets.
I'm going to be doing some testing too <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#78013 - 11/26/06 11:48 PM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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Well, that is what I get for opening the thing in the dark! The Bivy has no survival instructions on it, only the standard HeatSheet... no lose really.
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#78014 - 11/27/06 03:33 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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Hmmm, maybe that's what I need to increase the warmth of my sleeping bag.

Thanks for the info!

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#78015 - 11/27/06 04:35 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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Any tears or other wear to the bivy???


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#78016 - 11/27/06 02:05 PM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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I bought two of the big heat sheets and had to open one (thats why I bought 2 <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />) The survival instructions are basic. How to build a simple leanto shelter, build and start a fire, basic first aid and hypothermia tips. This is all from memory but covers most of it. Frankly it's not much help to me due to my own experience in the outdoors. The printing takes up no space so why not include? Best part about opening the blanket was how quite it is compared to a mylar blanket. I opened it in my month old daughters room while she was sleeping, no extra effort was made to keep it quiet. The next night I caught hell from my wife when I decided to conduct a control experiment and opened a mylar blanket in the room, This time I did try to keep it quiet but still woke her up.
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#78017 - 11/28/06 05:39 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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This material is rather strong, so even if it tears, you can easily repair it with a piece of duct tape or perhaps Crazy glue. (Haven't tried repairing myself)
Has anyone tried repairing Heatsheets?

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#78018 - 11/28/06 05:46 AM Re: AMK Heatsheet Review
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It looks rather small when rolled ut and packed it its bag.
It will be on my list of things to get.

Thanks

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