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Re: [at-l] Slumberjack bivy was a couple questions
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Slumberjack bivy was a couple questions
- From: Pat Villeneuve <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 21:20:08 -0600
- Organization: Spencer Museum of Art - University of Kansas
Are you talking about the Slumberjack summer bivy? I tried it--in my
yard only--a coupla years ago. First I pitched it and shimmied in. Weird
entrance for me. Then I tried to "deploy" the rain fly while in the
tent--something some enthusiatic copy writer somewhere had claimed
possible. I failed miserable and went inside to call the company. It
went something like this:
ME: I have some questions about your summer bivy.
THEM: Ah....there's one guy here who uses it. Let me go find him.
ME: Okay, I'm uncoordinated. How am I supposed to put on the fly from
inside the bivy?
GUY: Oh, you can't really do that. You have to get out.
ME: Okay. But how do I keep my down bag dry when getting in and out in
GUY: Oh, I wouldn't recommend using a down bag with this bivy.
ME: Okay. If I used my synthetic bag, how would I keep that dry while
getting in and out?
GUY: I have a secret. Bring a portable vestibule. It's called an
I'm much happier with my Eureka! Gossamer. 'Nuff said, other than YMMV.
Give Me Chocolate
> You know, if the weight on this is accurate, that is not a bad shelter!
> I don't know anything about Slumberjack stuff other than their bags
> are heavy. This might be really nice for those sticky July nites when
> T-Storms threaten. Says you can put the fly on while mostly inside!
> I'd have to see the fly though. With so much mesh it better be long enough
> to prevent splashback. k/\
> Stan Johnson wrote:
> > I have been looking at a bivy, summer tent that Campmor has for $60.00.
> > It has an all mesh top, is over 7 foot long, and over 3 feet wide. It
> > weighs a little over 2 pounds. It has full "side entrance" and, from the
> > advertisement, seems to be made of decent material. I was wondering if
> > anyone has any experience with this bivy and what they thought.
> > Second question: I will be on the AT this summer, (Damascus, VA to
> > Boiling Springs, Penn.) and will be in Penn. early in July. I have some
> > friends who want to hike with me for 3 or 4 days in Penn. I was wondering
> > if anyone had a favorite section in this area (between Penn state line and
> > Boiling Springs) that they could recommend.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Backtracker
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