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bivy sack or shelters ideals

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by noway, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. noway

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    Anybody used a bivy sack for over night sleeps over? I need something that would keep me dry, protected from grounds items ( ants, snakes, mosquitos, etc ) and then warm. ( in this order or priority ).

    I remember seeing some special OPs guys at Hulburt Field ( FLA ) doing some type of field training with bivy sacks over a few decades back, but I never thought up the ideal of using one for camping in the field over a tent.
     
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    Yes, I've used one, US Army issue. No place to keep your gear/pack dry. However, for personal use, I prefer one-man tents.
     

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    I'm in a one man tent now, ( Eureka Solitare ) and was hoping to use something else, As far as gear being wet, I can away place it under a roll or garbage bag. I 'm more concern with ME getting wet :supergrin:
     
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    I've used bed rolls on the ground and one man tents and the best thing I have ever slept in while camping is a hammock.

    Get one of the models with a mosquito screen and put a tarp over it.

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    I've replaced the blue poly tarp with a nylon one from Sportsmans Guide.

    Cool weather you need a foam pad under you for insulation. Real cold weather guys use an under quilt.
     
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    Trees are sparse and far and not near as an option for the most part in my woods.