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Not so big wall bivys 11-Feb-2011 At 9:37:59 PM drdeviousii
On 11/02/2011 Miguel75 wrote:
>I have yet to buy a fly for the new ledge and so am thinking it'd be good
>to get myself a bivy sack. I reckon the bivy will be worthwhile once we
>get the fly anyway to protect sleeping bags from any condensation... I've
>been reading lots about how to bivy on a ledge and have a few questions;

>4) Please share any other relevant hints you have?

Dr's #1 tip: don't plan to sleep in a bivvy if you know its going to rain

>3) I'm 6'2 and want to make sure the bag I get is long enough. Any suggestions on how long to get?

1) the longest one you can buy. any worthwhile bivy comes in a long size.

>2) Is a mesh 'window' really necessary? I'm thinking I may just make a
>DIY mesh if necessary.

Dr's #1 tip: yes. you haven't ever slept in a bivy in wet weather have you?

>1) If you don't get a bivy with a tie in point, how do you tie in if you
>think it might rain? (preventing the water wicking along the rope into
>your bag)

see Dr's #1 tip: If you can still get them, the bibler bivys with integrated tie-in points are worth their weight in gold.

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