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Re: [at-l] Bivy Sacks and broken stuff

> From what I've been able to figure out, the four biggest problems with bivy
> sacks are:
> (1) getting into or out of them in the rain.
> (2) a zipped up bivy can turn into a sauna in warm weather.
> (3) where do you put your gear
> (4) no space to do anything
> All of these problems can be addressed by carrying a tarp.  Some people
> carry a large tarp, which lets them set up an elaborate shelter, and some
> people just carry a small one to create a small shelter at the head end of
> the bivy.

This may sound like a dumb question, but if you're going to carry a tarp why 
bother with the bivy at all? I personally would consider carrying one or the 
other, but certainly not both. BTW, Western Mountaining has a 1 lb 10 oz bivy 
that has a storage area in the top for a pack.

Michael Connick
GA->ME in 98!

E-mail: Michael_Connick@clrmnt.com
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