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Offline chloe

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Bivy Sack and Bivy Shelter
« on: February 26, 2015, 03:42:20 PM »
Bivy Sack and Bivy Shelter

A bivouac sack (also known as a bivy, bivvy, or bivi) is an extremely small, lightweight, waterproof shelter, and an alternative to traditional tent systems.

a bivy sack is a thin waterproof fabric shell that is designed to slip over a sleeping bag, providing an additional 5 to 10 C of insulation and forming an effective barrier against wind chill and rain

there also exists the bivouac shelter or "bivy shelter", a compromise between a bivy sack and a single-person tent. Often employing hoops over the head and feet, a bivy shelter is held sufficiently taut to keep the fabric off the occupant inside in order to prevent condensation from soaking into bedding. This style of shelter also provides some additional breathing room around the head.

Many campers gladly accept the increased carrying weight of a bivy shelter for the perceived increase in comfort it affords.

What is a Bivy Sack

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How to choose a Bivy Sacks

The Bivy sack and/or  Bivy shelter can usually weigh between o.5 lb to 2.99 lb.

For info on how to choose this is one of several places to check

Choosing a bivy sack or shelter


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Offline magispook

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Re: Bivy Sack and Bivy Shelter
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2015, 07:13:42 PM »
Bivvy shelters have their place but I'm a dedicated hammock camper (more difficult for a snake to share your hammock compared to a bivvy).  My Clark hammock can be easily configured for ground dwelling much similar to a bivvy.  Can't beat the weight savings with a bivvy though. 

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Re: Bivy Sack and Bivy Shelter
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 09:23:22 AM »
I sure like the idea of sleeping up off the ground.

I was looking to see what was out there and found all these images.

pictures of different styles of sleeping hammocks


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