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APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:28:06 AM »
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I have a few of these, they just looked like a useful multipurpose item to keep in the trunk of your car.

And I have a few ideas about some "out of the box" uses that I plan to test next weekend at our VA/NC camp out.



    APLS Thermal Guard is a portable litter that provides maximum thermal protection during emergency transport.
    Contains up to 4.5 liters of blood and bodily fluid
   
APLS Thermo Wrap Protable Litter.
    8 padded handles allow for carrying and easy transport with bottom straps to secure
 APLS to stretchers/litters
    Leak proof nylon backing--Lightweight, rugged, strong--Supports 420 - 450 lbs. (190.51 - 204.12 kg) wet or    dry
    Weight: 6.65 lbs. dry weight --- Finished Size: 33" x 91"

$39.99 plus shipping


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« Last Edit: March 12, 2015, 08:49:12 AM by Wilderbeast »
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 07:45:36 AM »
  Reminds me of a bivy bag with some insulation. Could be handy as a light sleeping bag with maybe a wool blanket or two dependent on conditions. Sleeping bag cover too, if the size is right.


   At least that is all I thought of right off when seeing this for the first time.
:shrug:


   Looks like a handy bit of gear, though. Like said, even just for the trunk of a car, or in the E-gear bag/box.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 07:51:52 AM »
  Reminds me of a bivy bag with some insulation. Could be handy as a light sleeping bag with maybe a wool blanket or two dependent on conditions. Sleeping bag cover too, if the size is right.


   At least that is all I thought of right off when seeing this for the first time.
:shrug:


   Looks like a handy bit of gear, though. Like said, even just for the trunk of a car, or in the E-gear bag/box.
:)

Great minds think alike.  Although I have another couple of ideas I want to play with too.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 08:03:07 AM »
I wonder if you could attach rope to the 4 corners and use this as a hammock?  Looks like a good makeshift bivy of sorts to me.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 08:15:53 AM »
I wonder if you could attach rope to the 4 corners and use this as a hammock?  Looks like a good makeshift bivy of sorts to me.

I'm wondering the same thing, so an experiment is in order.  8)
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 02:18:11 PM »
Looks like a body bag to keep you warm till you die.

That is not a bad thing by the way.   >:D
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 02:41:11 PM »
 Contains up to 4.5 liters of blood and bodily fluid :puke:

Is that the insulating factor? is the bodily fluid one cheaper than the blood?


Seriously though, if they are water tight then condensation could be a problem. Is the hood part vented?

I'm thinking it would make a great under quilt for the Hammock.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 02:50:17 PM »
Looks like a body bag to keep you warm till you die.

That is not a bad thing by the way.   >:D

Yeah, that's exactly what I thought the minute he posted.  But I'm likely going camping with him again and don't really want to piss him off...  >:D
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2015, 04:34:17 PM »
Looking forward to some experiments with this. Gonna have to bring cash and trade items, I forgot a surplus store was coming to the campout. Youre gonna get me in trouble... ;)
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2015, 05:32:13 PM »
  Is this rigid, or does it roll up? (Never mind, looked it up)

EDIT: Wait.....these aren't "used", are they? :puke:
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2015, 05:48:10 PM »
  Is this rigid, or does it roll up? (Never mind, looked it up)

EDIT: Wait.....these aren't "used", are they? :puke:

They come folded and vacuum packed, so I am sure these could be rolled or re folded



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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2015, 07:33:37 PM »


EDIT: Wait.....these aren't "used", are they? :puke:

You've heard the old saying "there is no such thing as a dumb question".  I've never believed that saying to be correct.  ;)
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2015, 07:44:17 PM »
Now... There is nothing wrong with, "tried & tested", & "proven" equipment, is there?
 ;)


 'Course not... The USMC been using that type of "tried & tested" & "proven" stuff for years...
 ;)


This stuff looks new. Not like the stuff we have had to make do with for years & years...  Get the good stuff that Wilderbeast has... Best thing goin today!
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 01:01:53 PM »
  Hey, I've been thinking about these thigns a bit, and have a couple of notions about potential uses....

1. If you can slip a stout piece of wood through the handles, you could just lay it across a couple of logs and have yourself an almost instant bed

2. Upside down, you could use it with a buddy for hauling firewood quite easily, with or without the stout sticks.

3. If you don't need it as a cot as I mentioned in 1, you could throw a wool blanket or something over it and have a handy little table

4. You could stuff it with leaves and use it as a mattress

   I may be interested, but I am curious about just how warm it is. There is very little information out there about these being used as a camping/bushcraft item. Seems like a great opportunity for someone to do a unique and creative video.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 01:05:24 PM »
We should be able to answer some of those questions this coming weekend.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2015, 03:47:30 PM »
We should be able to answer some of those questions this coming weekend.

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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2015, 03:51:23 PM »
If they find me frozen like a popsicle in my tent in the morning, just put my body in one of those bags, set me by the fire for a spell, and ship me back home. Don't send me home frozen, it would be embarrassing.

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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2015, 07:26:17 PM »
If they find me frozen like a popsicle in my tent in the morning, just put my body in one of those bags, set me by the fire for a spell, and ship me back home. Don't send me home frozen, it would be embarrassing.

  No problem, we'll even stuff the bag full of styrofoam popcorn for ya. You know how those UPS guys treat large packages.
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2015, 03:11:19 PM »
If they find me frozen like a popsicle in my tent in the morning, just put my body in one of those bags, set me by the fire for a spell, and ship me back home. Don't send me home frozen, it would be embarrassing.

  No problem, we'll even stuff the bag full of styrofoam popcorn for ya. You know how those UPS guys treat large packages.

Lol, perfect!

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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2015, 08:06:15 PM »
Hey Beast,
  pack one up as small as you can get it and take a pic please :)
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 06:53:41 AM »
Hey Beast,
  pack one up as small as you can get it and take a pic please :)

These things aren't really compressible. Vacuum bagging is about as small as they are going to get. Call it 17"x17"x5"

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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2015, 08:54:33 AM »
So I guess a small stuff sack won't work then :(
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Re: APLS Thermal Guard Litter
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2015, 09:09:13 AM »
So I guess a small stuff sack won't work then :(

Nah, this is a car/trunk item.  Not a carry it with you sort of thing.
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