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Unread 09-17-2013, 11:53 PM
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Raining in the Bivy Sack

Had to weather a night of heavy rain in my bivy sack the other day. It kept the rain out, but the condensation inside from breathing was enough to make the whole hood of my sleeping bag damp.

What are ya'll doing to combat this?

I was thinking about bringing a small shammy next time and just mopping the hood area throughout the night.
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    Unread 09-18-2013, 01:47 AM
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    Re: Raining in the Bivy Sack

    If I had to use a bivy it would be something like a integral designs nester, its made of event and breaths very well. You can run it with only the top hoop to lighten it up, But if Im going solo I run a copper spur UL1 at only 2lbs 6 oz its hard to beat. The only down side compared to a bivy is it takes up more room in the pack.
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    Re: Raining in the Bivy Sack

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    If I had to use a bivy it would be something like a integral designs nester, its made of event and breaths very well. You can run it with only the top hoop to lighten it up, But if Im going solo I run a copper spur UL1 at only 2lbs 6 oz its hard to beat. The only down side compared to a bivy is it takes up more room in the pack.
    I use the Fly Creek UL1 here in very wet Oregon when solo. It does a great job of keeping the condensation and rain off....and very light too.
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    Unread 09-21-2013, 05:23 PM
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    Re: Raining in the Bivy Sack

    Are you under a tarp with the hood partially open? I was exposed with the hood zipped fully.
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    Re: Raining in the Bivy Sack

    dont where cloths in the bag strip down to your draws or less
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    dont where cloths in the bag strip down to your draws or less
    ...BVD's

    +10. The more you have on (with the fly zipped) the wetter you get. I sleep in a bivy all the time in the summer when I motorcycle camp on my ADV bike. It's paramount to sleep as close to naked as you can get, the more layers of clothing, the more moisture you give off that collects in the inside of the bivy sack.

    I always try to sleep with the fly opened up and if no bad weather, the fly off entirely.

    By design, they all sweat a little. You perspire and the bivy material is cooler so it condenses.
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    ...BVD's

    +10. The more you have on (with the fly zipped) the wetter you get. I sleep in a bivy all the time in the summer when I motorcycle camp on my ADV bike. It's paramount to sleep as close to naked as you can get, the more layers of clothing, the more moisture you give off that collects in the inside of the bivy sack.

    I always try to sleep with the fly opened up and if no bad weather, the fly off entirely.

    By design, they all sweat a little. You perspire and the bivy material is cooler so it condenses.
    Very first thing they teach at cold weather survival training
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