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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Default Bug bivy & tarp

Found an OR bug bivy on sale last fall - had to buy it.

Any advice from those who have used one with tarp for shelter? Practice setting up the combo is pretty important, ground sheet of some sort a good idea?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2014, 12:52 PM
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Using one with a tarp will be fun - far less condensation than a tent!

I have no real advice except to say that I used a similar set up years ago and I liked it.

I always use a polycro groundsheet to protect from additional moisture and dirt. One for your bivy would weigh no more than maybe an ounce and a half.
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Did an early season trip a few years back where Packrat and I both used a bivy sack and sil tarp. We both just put our thermarests inside the bivy, underneath our sleeping bags. Worked great. Here's a link to our trip report.

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I'm going to have to bite the bullet and try my Siltarp 2 out this year..

I'd like to try a hammock, too, but I sleep on my stomach, so prolly wouldn't work.
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