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HUNTER43
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Oct-01-13, 
01:26 PM (MST)
"Bivy shelters"

So i've been gathering gear for dome time now to start doing the backpack thing. The last peice of gear i have been holding out on is shelter. Been looking at the outdoor research highland bivy. Anyone have some input on this shelter. Or suggestions on something else in this price range thanks

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Bivy shelt...  Thunderclap...      Oct-12-13   1 
  RE: Bivy shelt...  bigbull1      Oct-14-13   2 
   RE: Bivy shelt...  HUNTER43      Oct-19-13   3 
    RE: Bivy shelt...  Thunderclap...      Oct-19-13   4 
     RE: Bivy shelt...  bowhunt      Oct-21-13   5 

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Thunderclapper
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Oct-12-13, 
08:30 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Bivy shelters"

Bivys are great under certain circumstances and OR makes a good product. I've used a bivy several times on backcountry hunts but I always feel like I'm gambling when I leave my tent at home. When you're dealing with lots of rain it's tough to keep your bag and bivy dry because you're exposed while you shed and bag wet outerwear.

If you hunt were rain is likely to be less of a problem, I would consider getting the lightest, least expensive bivy with good user reviews. Some of the nicer bivys weigh almost as much as a tent and cost $$$.

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Oct-14-13, 
10:12 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Bivy shelters"

Agree with Thunder;
I take a Bivy only when rain is not expected for the reasons he gave. I use a Tarp Tent (2 lbs) when rain is expected. North Face 3 season tent (4lbs 13 oz) when snow is forecast and a 6 oz Mont Bell Bivy for emergency along with a 5 pz Silk Tarp for everything else. I use the tarp over the head end for wind break and sideways rain as I like fresh air.
There are many new UL tents now worth considering.....
Ed

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HUNTER43
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Oct-19-13, 
08:20 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Bivy shelters"

Thanks guys. In the end i think i have decided to go with the Big Agnes Fly Creek. At only 2 lbs why go with a bivy when you can have a tent?

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Oct-19-13, 
10:47 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Bivy shelters"

Good choice.

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Oct-21-13, 
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5. "RE: Bivy shelters"

Great advice, and good choice.
I have used a hammock for a couple of pack in hunts, and they have been great. Later hunting: October and later I go with a tent.

Good choice!
Mike
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