I just bought this bug bivy on ebay for $32. I'm going to match it up with my trekking poles and a nylon tarp if it rains. How did I do?
The ideal thing would be a tarp desinged to cover your bivy directly.
It would need a door, obviously.... And maybe we could keep some additional space protected from rain too...
I wish something like this existed on the market...
OMG! You just described my Tadpole 2, bug mesh with bathtub floor and a perfectly fitting rain fly.
Why is everyone here so fucking negative? Op. You did fine, people sleep on the ground all the time, so this should be a bit better.
Question, it looks like the bottom is water resistant. Is it?
Because he asked for opinions?
A traditional tent or hammock setup does everything this bivy + tarp does and more. Sure, if you are a fair weather 2 season camper it will work fine, but you are deluding yourself if you think is offers any advantage over a coleman tent that can be bought any day of the week at walmart.
>Question, it looks like the bottom is water resistant. Is it?
Says it's waterproof on the ad but it's all fucked up Chinese translation.
>Kindly note: our waterproof specially refer to the waterproof of the backer material. Outter curtain does not perform so well. It's wiser choice to bring together umbrella or raincoat at rainy days.
>A traditional tent or hammock setup does everything this bivy + tarp does and more.
Sure, if you have the money to shell out for a hammock that makes a bathtub floor on the ground and includes a bugnet and works for a belly sleeper.
>if you think is offers any advantage over...
You can use trekking poles instead of tent poles to save weight. You can see the stars when it's not raining. Condensation is not so much an issue. Offers same amount of protection from elements as a hammock but you can use it in the desert where there are no trees.
>tfw sc/out/s who go innadesert only make up like 2% of the boards posters
I wish we had more threads about desert hiking/trekking, everyone on the board seems to live in nice deciduous forests with streams and trees and lakes instead of living in an arid desert with creosote, sotol, and snek
To do that I need to find work and get hired
And to do that I need marketable skills, which I lack in spades
Do you want me to strap on a job helmet and jump into a job cannon and shoot myself into job land where jobs grow on jobbies?
Sounds like an excuse.
at 12 I started paper routes, 3 in AM, 2 in afternoon. Same basic route, just different papers
at 16 work in Grocery, no skills, they hire anyone, you just have to be clean and show up.
17 move to restaurants. Start as dishwasher, every kitchen job I took was promo'd within 1 week to 1 month. Simple, show up every day on time, do your job. Learn more than expected. Offer to help others.
19 was asst manager at night club. Same deal, took sandwich making job. within 2 months asst. Show up on time every day you're sched'd. Do your job correctly. Learned bartending by helping out when I was slow.
Now doing computers. Make 6 figures. Started entry level doing simple shit. Learn, learn learn. Do job, show up on time. Learn from colleagues.
Barely grad'd high school, not stupid, just was bored so didn't go most of the time.... and high.
Life isn't really that hard.
Yeah I started working when I was 13 years old too by bussing tables
But I can't get a job washing dishes at my godmothers own restaurant when she can hire a literal day laborer who crosses the bridge from Mexico to get paid $4/hr, you smarmy cuckold
>just conform to my Just World Theory brah
>if I did [x] then you can do [x] too brah
>even though there's no opportunities to do [x] anymore you're just making excuses if you point it out breh
Also I applied to Albertsons' twice and they rejected my application twice, even though I was clean and showed up. But grocery stores just hire anyone as long as you're clean and just show up right broccephus?
>If I did [x] then you can do [x] too and if not you're just making excuses you racist!
yeah to get an actual job you need to apply at more than one place. you need to apply at like 50 places, preferably not the same place that already told you to get fucked. do you even know how the world actually works? or are you 15 years old?
Some people can't get jobs and are needs forever
Some people cant get girls and are virgins forever
I've been a neet for 3 years I have no hope for a job. But I have a qt gf I Fuck a lot and sometimes side hoes.
>legitimate reasons why one can't find employment
Nice "this is why you can't have nice things" reddit meme btw, cucklet. If it wasn't for libshits like you voting for wetbacks coming in to take shitty jobs like dishwashing then maybe I wouldn't be making these excuses to offend your delicate liberal sensibilities
I don't have any of that stuff. I also "dress for success" at job interviews.
I know this board is populated with liberal progressive types who think that their life experience is a rule of thumb for everyone in this country, but some of us aren't as privileged as you Obama voting college intellectual types.
I would change my environment if I had the money to move. At this point I might as well join the PD to harass liberal cucks like the retards ITT
>can't have nice things" reddit meme
Been around since long before reddit existed so no, not meming....
It's really not difficult. I am one royally fucked up person. I'm asocial as fuck. I'm diagnosed.
Yet I succeed.
>liberal progressive types who think that their life experience is a rule of thumb
Definitely not me, in fact that would be close to a full 180 of me.
stake down that tarp well, and I think you have a winner. a 2 person tent for around.. 3 lbs once you include the tarp, and significantly less than what a commercial product with similar specs would cost.
don't listen to the naysayers, the same basic design is pretty common among ultralight shelters.
>Have you ever considered moving?
Hell no. I like it here. I'm 4-6 hours from BBNP, Albuquerque, Sipapu, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mt NP, and less than an hour from Muleshoe NWR, I own a membership to a ranch club that offers easy /out/ for casual weekends and would be there now teaching my kid how to catch bass in the winter if I wasn't feeling like shit today, I own my own home with a for-real paid-off mortgage, I have a secure job, and I can eat breakfast at home and swim in the Gulf of Mexico before dark the same day if I want to.
We get interesting rocks, insects that'll kill you or make you wish they had, sunstroke, snakes, dehydration, gila monsters, and jackrabbits. What more do you want?
>captcha: click the cactus
Not him, but get a tarp longer than the bivy and fold the ends down like a milsurp pup tent. If you can't see it mentally from that description, just imagine how you do the end of a box when you're wrapping a present.
get a tarp that doesn't rely on the "structural integrity" of the bivy