by cagatay » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:43 pm
by Scott » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:04 pm
I set the bivy in my room and shockingly realized it only allows me, sleeping pad and sleeping bag.
by cagatay » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:22 pm
Scott wrote:I set the bivy in my room and shockingly realized it only allows me, sleeping pad and sleeping bag.
I thought that was the whole point of a bivi sack. Otherwise, you go with a tent.
by mrchad9 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:47 pm
by JHH60 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:33 pm
by cagatay » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:50 pm
Also if going light as possible you use a short sleeping pad. Then your backpack is used as an extension of the pad to rest your legs on. So it fits inside by default.
by JHH60 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:06 pm
by WillP » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 am
by JB99 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:16 am
by cagatay » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:16 pm
by cagatay » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:43 pm
JHH60 wrote:I doubt you can safely use a stove inside a bivy sack like the one you have, since there isn't much space and you'd risk carbon monoxide poisoning, and fire if you dropped the stove. I have climbed with someone who brought a bivy like yours, and they used the stove outside the bivy sack. You can crawl inside and keep the hoop open and reach out to manipulate the stove if it's raining or snowing. Note stove, pack, etc. outside bivy (though we stowed the climbing stuff you see in the photo in his bivy and in the vestibule of my tent before going to bed).
If conditions were bad enough that your stove wasn't usable then you could (and probably should) find a sheltered spot to place your bivy (under trees or a rock ledge) or if you are in an open, wind-exposed area build a snow wall around your campsite to shelter from wind, and/or dig a cooking pit for your stove. Note that if snow is really coming down you're going to have to get out of the bivy every so often and dig out the bivy to avoid being buried in the snow - in those cases you'd probably be better off in a good 4 season tent or a snow cave.
by mfox79 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:56 pm
by JHH60 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:58 pm
JB99 wrote:Assuming this isn't an April Fool's post, though it should be, the OP should return his bivy and replace it with a Black Diamond Firstlight or similar tent.
by cagatay » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:04 pm
JHH60 wrote:JB99 wrote:Assuming this isn't an April Fool's post, though it should be, the OP should return his bivy and replace it with a Black Diamond Firstlight or similar tent.
JB99 has a good point. You could go even lighter than the Firstlight and get a BD Hilight - at only 1.18 kg it's just a little heavier than your bivy tent, and gives you a lot more room inside. You can even squeeze two people in though it's "cozy." It's durable enough for serious mountaineering use and small enough to fit in tight spots. Here's one at Thumb Rock on Rainier's Liberty Ridge (3300m):
by WillP » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:05 am
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