Bibler Winter Bivy Application.
- Bibler Winter Bivy Application:
I am an avid hiker and I hike up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire
whenever I can. I am currently working on becoming a member of the AMC's
Four Thousand Footers Club of the White Mountains. To become a member, I
must climb 48 mountains in the White Mountains that are over 4000'. I have
climbed 20 of them so far. I also have a website for hikers that are working
towards membership into the Four Thousand Footers Club. The websites name is
of the White Mountains" at http://www.4kjournals.20m.com I also started
winter hiking in the White Mountains last year and I love it.
I have hiked for over 11 years and I've backpacked a few times. I
have hiked sections of the A.T. in New York, New Jersey, and New
Hampshire. I hope someday to be able to hike the entire A.T. I also hike
with my wife and 4 year old son. My wife Jenifer carries our 9 month old
daughter on her back with a Kelty Kid Carrier. It's fun getting out with the
I plan on testing the Bibler Winter Bivy on a few planned overnights in the
White Mountains and on a solo trip on a local mountain. I may also be able
to spend 4 days at Baxter State Park in Maine this September, where I can
further test the Bibler. I am very interested in the fact that the winter
bivy is only 9 ounces and packs down so small. I am also interested in
winter camping so the Bibler Winter Bivy could make my 3 season tent into a
4 season tent. I made a plastic tarp tent last year and I would like to
test it with the Bibler Winter Bivy on my solo hike.
Weather in the White Mountains is unpredictable. It can snow any time of
the year and it rains a lot. Temperatures in the summer can dip down to the
20's and 30's. Many of the mountains rise over 4000 feet with moderate to
steep trails. Several trails are very steep with a lot of rock climbing and
boulder hoping. There are many streams and creeks with several lakes.
I have read and will fully comply with the Survival Guides Report
Requirements for the Yahoo Backpack Gear Test group.
I am currently testing the Leki Super Makalu Air Ergo PA AS trekking poles
for BGT. You can view my Initial and Field Test Reports at:
Here is the link to the Leki Ultralite trekking poles I tested for BGT last
Here is an Owners Review of the Vasque Artic Boots:
Owner Reviews: Vasque Clarion GT boots
MSR Whisperlite Internationale stove
The North Face Thunderhead 3D sleeping bag
Princeton Tec Quest headlamp
Outdoor Research Neve Windstopper Hat
PUR Voyageur Water Purifier
Tubbs Discovery 27 snowshoes
Vasque Artic Boots
Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GearPics/files/Bob%20Farrell/ if you
would like to see pictures of gear I've tested for BGT and Owners Reviews.
Happy hiking, Bob Farrell (Farmer Bob)
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