Does anyone here use a bivy bag?
I happily use a tent for my /out/ings normally, but I've been working a graveyard shift for the past couple (and next several) months which requires me to sleep a bit during the day. I haven't been spending long days /out/ because spending 5-10 minutes setting up and another 5-10 taking down my tent for a 45 minute catnap seems terribly inefficient. My tent also isn't really snow-proof and winter has finally started here in New England.
It occurred to me that I might circumvent some of these problems by getting a bivy bag. I could set it up on snow, spend 15 seconds unrolling the thing, get my power snooze and then only spend a few minutes rolling it back up before continuing on my way.
I imagine any of you who use one would be ultralightfags, which I'm not, but could see experimenting with if I got one.
So, questions for bivy owners:
How easy is your bag to set up/take down?
How weather-proof is it? Do you need to put it on a footprint to keep water/snow from coming in?
Any other thoughts? My sleeping bag is rated 18F and I've got a pad. I'm normally a stomach sleeper.
Welcome to the club, nigger.
Bivy master race here.
Best way to do it in extreme cold:
>SOL emergency sleeping bag. Reflective insulation retains 70-90% of body heat
>Sleeping bag. If you're using the army bivy, I recommend waterproofing your sleeping bag because I've heard accounts of people surplus bivvys not being watertight. I use one though and have never experienced this.
>Sleeping pad. Line the bottom of your pad with a sleeping pad.
>Bivy as the out layer.
I also recommend using an e-tool to dig yourself a body-shaped hole to keep you out of the wind.
Throwing a few handwarmers in your reflective bag is also a god-tier way to generate more heat.
anon you should just get a hammy with a cocoon. shit's cumpfier 'n horsecunts
>My sleeping bag is rated 18F and I've got a pad. I'm normally a stomach sleeper.
Are you me?
Regardless, I was thinking about getting that same bivvy. Looks easy enough for solo camping. Might make you the ultimate rape victim when caught by surprise. Also, your gear has no place to hang out in.
Sounds comfy af
Well, if you want a really good one and don't mind spending a bit check out the Outdoor Research Advanced Bivvy. Little more liveablility and comfot, better options for ventiliation, and weatherproof as fuck.
Field method is to create a paracord lattice and place your bivy directly within it.
Making your bivy hammock capable ahead of time is just a matter of reinforcing the top and bottom of the bivy with canvas patches at both ends, then installing grommets in said patches and running paracord through though.