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post #11 of (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 11:50 PM
monNom
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Another option between a full-on tent and a tarp is one of these 'bothy bags', which is essentially a large orange plastic bag. http://www.mec.ca/AST/ShopMEC/Tents/...on-shelter.jsp

They weigh about the same as a tarp, but offer full enclosure from the wind/rain without requiring guy outs. Add a couple of guy lines and or treking poles and you basically have a small floorless tent. An emergency candle/lantern should do a good job of supplementing your insulation.

here's a video to give you an idea of the set up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGJM9...eature=related
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