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mowerman

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Lol, I saw this article on my news feed.
I will bet that you will never see anyone with one of these bags, no matter how "fashionable" they are!
 

Damascus

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I remember back in early 80’s whilst living in Germany they sold a rucksack there which was a bivouac combined. The frame acted as the top end, a zipped sleeve was around it containing the bid I canvas which unrolled into the bivouac. Neat idea but never caught on though.
 

mousey

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I thought that most largish rucksacks were already capable of being used as an emergency sleeping bag [or what I knew as an 'elephants foot'] to at least cover your legs, and if it has an expansion draw corded bit maybe even your waist...
 
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Woody girl

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Ah but it says not to leave it out in the sun or get it wet. So ideal for armchair bushcraft.
 
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Erbswurst

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I ask myself whole the time why people discuss in most bushcraft forums 120 litres ruck sacks.

I guess I contain myself round about 93 litres, because that's my weight in kilograms.
Using a good quality, not to light 3 seasons equipment that fits easily in a 34 litres ruck sack, sometimes I think about buying a more compact real ultra light trekking equipment and such a 120 litres military rucksack...

After living "out of the ruck sack" living in the ruck sack would be the next consequent step!
 

Erbswurst

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Off course!

That's why I own a 80+10 litres Fjällräven with additional 10 litres in the side pouches, the last model made in Sweden, incredibly expensive, incredibly good.

I bought it mainly for Scandinavia 3 Seasons and winter Tours in Austria. In Tyrol or around Salzburg it's better to bring some insulation material with you, if you plan to play in the snow.
 

Erbswurst

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No, I ment, that in december in Tyrol you need several litres of sleeping bags, woolen jumpers, Fleece jackets, merino shirts, spare socks and so on...

I love the folding mat of the Bundeswehr. But that is a thin thing. In winter times sometimes I take two or need twigs under it.
It's very nice for stealth camping, that I carry it in the ruck sack. Wild camping is only tolerated but not officially allowed in Germany.

A lot of people discuss air mats in bushcraft forums. For me an air mat is a comfortable camping equipment for summer hikes and camping grounds, but no bushcraft equipment.
But really: I never carried a rolled cell foam mat on top of my ruck sack! (I only use them in the canoe.) I used most times woolen blankets or sheep skins, lol !
A bit old fashioned perhaps.