Tyvek Coverall Suits. Ultimate Survival Kit!

I wouldn’t use this as my primary intentional rain gear but for a daypack or ER kit when something ultralight is needed for an unexpected occurrence it could be useful. Makes for a great windbreak as well.


34 thoughts on “Tyvek Coverall Suits. Ultimate Survival Kit!

  1. My buddy and I went to the arctic circle on motorcycles.

    We also worked meth labs and had access to a shit ton of tyvek suits.

    We each brought two with us just in case…

    We each used one… adds so much wind resistance and dead air space when used with duct tape. The hood slips easily into a motorcycle helmet…

  2. I worked meth labs and we used the tyveks overalls.

    My buddy and I took a pair on a motorcycle trip to the arctic circle.

    We hit some really cold weather and put on the coveralls. Sealed the cuffs and the wrist with silver tape and found the hoods fit under our helmets.

    We were in thirty five degree weather and traveling on a motorcycle .

    My zipper pull thermometer on my coat read 74…

    I was a lot thinner and since coppers are notoriously chunky we had some huge coveralls to pick from!!!

  3. I carried the same set for a few years as backup clothing to wear if my clothes got soaked and I was cold. I would strip the wet clothes off and put the tyvek on. Then build a fire to dry the clothes. You looked like you had sweated. Add a Heatsheet to that too. Good Video. Good Luck, Rick

  4. I really like this survival idea. For a similar price, I believe you can get an ultra-light rain gear set of pants and jacket. It would be interesting for you to repeat this same test with such gear for a comparison. I am wondering how much difference in weight there would be, if you would prefer the jacket/pants combo to a single piece coverall, and which keeps you warmer. I would have to assume even ultralight rain gear would shed water better than the coverall which was not designed for the purpose. I have never tried this, but I have often thought a couple of old plastic bread bags would be great to go over your socks and between your shoes for a survival pack since you will probably be in wet conditions at some point in a survival situation. I also think every survival pack should have a pair of cheap work gloves as it is hard to get good rest when your hands are freezing off and there will be a lot of work most hands won't be used to, like gathering firewood, etc.

  5. Thats Tyvek is lightweight, but the stitched seams dont hold up very well. Its decent for light rain, but if you want to keep most of your body temp in, with stitched & tape seams, and booties, thatll hold up… Try a CPF3… theyre what we use for acrylonitriles and monomers, and Vinylchlorides.

    Pluuuuus, they come in a light tan. Lol

  6. Awesome cheap gear, I might try cutting it off at the pants for easier deployment, maybe add some velcro in the middle to re-attach the pants if desired, that might let it breath better too.

  7. I always like your videos, they are in-depth & informative. You never leave one stone unturned for your viewers. I've been watching you for years & I always learn something from you. Thank you for teaching us your skills on youtube.

  8. That was a good one I have been wondering the same as seeing construction and painters alike go in their booths dry and out covered in wet and dry slouch I think when I need a quick coverall that will suffice thanks for showing

  9. I used tyvek suits at work a lot and I’ve always wanted to try this but you definitely took it to the extreme on this video. On hammock forums people always talk about tyvek socks for there hammock, just having the coveralls on and getting in the hammock would be a nice extra layer in crappy weather. Or having the coveralls on while wearing your poncho in the Woods. Thanks… definitely going to throw a pair in my pack. πŸ”₯πŸ₯“

  10. Should have gathered wood and put it under tent for awhile and move the for a step away from your test. With birch bark you could have spread it out a bit and got you twigs and stuff to at lest starting to dry off. You could have stripped the wet wood down while you were waiting. The tyvex was a great idea though.

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