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    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    if it rains, put up tent.  Otherwise bivy usually.

    If my insulation is marginal for the temperature I’ll put up tent.  It provides about 10F of warmth.

    If there’s a lot of dew/frost I’ll sometimes put up tent.  But then it gets covered with dew/frost so I’ll have to dry something off regardless.

    I’ve measured the temperature of the ground underneath my mat, in the morning when I get up.  The ground warms up to about 50F.  If camping on snow it’s 32F.  I have to add a closed cell foam pad when camping on snow to stay warm.

    #3802587
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Dirtbag, I have done that in below freezing temps but can’t remember how low it got. Sorry for delay in response.

    #3802589
    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    Thanks!

    #3802662
    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    Did I accidentally create a solution to the foot condensation issue on my homemade bivy?

    myog bivy

    My “self-drafted” (as if I actually drafted it) myog bivy wasn’t quite long enough. I didn’t have any more of the fabric I used on the top so I used mesh to make the bivy longer.

    #3802663
    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    Ahhh.. interesting!!

    #3802701
    Dustin V
    BPL Member

    @dustinv

    Diane, I was thinking that if I had a bivy with a mesh foot, I’d use my old GoLite quilt because it has a water resistant footbox. Did you had the same thought? Either way, does your setup seem to help with condensation?

    #3802702
    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    I didn’t have any thoughts other than what can I use to make this bivy longer? I looked around and found a scrap piece of mesh that would work. Now I think I came up with something genius. And LOL I still have a Golite quilt so I will need to try them out together and see how they do. I used this bivy recently but I had no condensation the night I used it.

    #3802723
    Thom
    BPL Member

    @popcornman

    Locale: N NY

    Nice foot box and plants

    thom

    #3803933
    Tipi Walter
    BPL Member

    @tipiwalter

    Reminds me of a kid I saw years ago on a cold night in the mountains of North Carolina at 5,000 feet.  We all scurried into our tents at nightfall around 6pm to get warm and cook dinner while the kid had to stay in his “body bag” to keep warm for the next 14 hours.  Twas his only shelter.

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