Bivy Sacks

Posted on June 23, 2011

When heading out on a long back pack trip where keeping weight to a minimum is essential, we have found great luck with waterproof bivy sacks.  They weigh in at a couple of pounds and fit into a very small stuff sack.  You won’t have the joy of sharing a tent together, but they are easy to unroll and climb  into.  The main thing is getting use to the feeling of being inside what amounts to a body bag.  I find that on clear nights, I get over the creepy, claustrophobic feelings by sleeping on top of it, or by sleeping with the head portion unzipped and pulled down around my chest.  Happy sleeping!

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