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26931Re: [John Muir Trail] camp: sleep without tent

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  • ravi_jmt2013
    Feb 1, 2013
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      For those with down sleeping bags, how can we determine in the evening whether condensation will be significant enough overnight to get the outside of the bag more than a little wet? I like the idea of camping outside my tent in good weather but this issue has been in the back of my mind. I've always used a tent and find it difficult to predict when condensation will be on the tent in the morning.

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, "staehpj1" wrote:
      > On my recent trips to the Sierras I just slept on top of the bivy (no hoop). If it rains I just get inside. I generally have the pad inside the bivy already making it really quick and easy to get in. I typically have either a small tarp or poncho ready to pull over the mesh of the bivy if needed.
      > --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, John Ladd wrote:
      > >
      > > My usual practice, after a few of
      > > these, is to set up my shelter (for me, a hooped bivy) but sleep in the
      > > open nearby. If it rains, I just move into the bivy
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