900Re: Hammock Bivy
- Mar 20, 2003Thanks for the photos Debra. Glad to hear of the success with your
hammock bivy. As you suggest, a VB bag should solve the inside
condensation problem--it will also add a few more degrees of
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Debra Weisenstein"
> I added 2 photos of the homemade hammock bivy (in this yahoo grouphave
> photo gallery). Weight of the bivy is about 20 oz. I slept in it
> last night and it definitely adds 5-10 degrees of warmth to my
> sleeping bag. Overnight temperature was 25F. I got frost on the
> outside of the bivy and frozen condensation on the inside. I'll
> to remember to use a vapor barrier inside my bag next time.and
> --- In email@example.com, "Debra Weisenstein"
> <dweisens@a...> wrote:
> > Just finished sewing a hammock-compatible bivy sack. Goretex top
> > coated ripstop bottom with half-length zipper. I made it to useeither
> > on the ground or in a hammock. Both ends have 12 inch velcro slitsend
> > through which the hammock ties can extent. I had to make the head
> > longer than necessary for ground use in order to clear the end ofthe
> > hammock. Seems to add quite a bit of warmth while in the hammock.One
> > could put insulation or extra clothes in the bottom portion underthe
> > hammock just like a Garlington Insulator. I've posted a picture on
> > Sgt. Rock's site
> > (http://hikinghq.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=528).
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