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    Default Spike Camp, Bivy, or Siwash...

    When your Backpack'in (and/or) away from base camp, what do you use to keep the chill/rain off?

    I've got a small Bivy shelter just big enough for me and my gear weighs just about 2lbs and packs smaller than a loaf of bread...never let me down yet (5yrs and counting).
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    Gs, traded up from a one man bivy tent with fiberglass poles,I don"t trust them had two brake on me, to a Golite hut 1 tarp with titanium stakes. This is the first year that I hope to use it, 15 oz. minus stakes. Bill
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    I carry bivies for emergency use, but for planned spikes I much prefer a 2-man Flashlight. Simply a lot more room, but still only 3 pounds. Bivies just don't cut it for me when weather confines you to a tent for several days in a row.

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    Default Coleman Peak 1

    Quote Originally Posted by LongHunter7 View Post
    Gs, traded up from a one man bivy tent with fiberglass poles,I don"t trust them had two brake on me, to a Golite hut 1 tarp with titanium stakes. This is the first year that I hope to use it, 15 oz. minus stakes. Bill
    LH, I'm assuming that the poles broke on you? Bought mine a few years back for a one time backpack trip accross of of the Great Northern Trail in Michigan. My tent is just a little bigger than my cabela's one man bivy. I guess its rated for 2 according to the manufacturer, but no way I'd sleep 2 in it unless it was an emergency. It's rain fly is oversize enough that it has a small vestibule on either side big enough for a pack, dual entry, and one aluminum pole. All that pack into a smaller bag than my Cabela's bivy. It's a Coleman Peak 1, not the top of the line but I tell ya...it's got some miles and use out of it. Well worth the $90 I paid for it 5yrs ago!
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    Gshepherd;

    I use a 3 season 3 man north face tent for back packing and hunting it's kinda heavy and big but I like the extra room and it's no fun being stuck in one of those little bitty 1 or 2 man tents for a week while it rains cats and dogs outside.Besides I normally have the wife or at least one of the dogs with me. The guy's who can sleep 2 in a 2 man tent are alot smaller than me 6'3" and 210lbs.Or alot freindlier with there tent mate than I'd care too be.

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    is for when I don't make it to my iddy biddy 2 man spike camp tent. My bivy weighs only 10oz. but always leaves camp with me in the am....'cause you never know how the day will play out...

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    Gs, you guessed right! the glass poles broke. The first time it was cold 7-10 f thought I put to much stress on one side, the next time mid 30"s, and I could find no replacment. I was forced to use a small sapling as a temp. repair. My cousin had a bivy, slumberjack?? He had no trouble with his on the same trip. Bill.
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    Default Slumberjack

    Quote Originally Posted by LongHunter7 View Post
    Gs, you guessed right! the glass poles broke. The first time it was cold 7-10 f thought I put to much stress on one side, the next time mid 30"s, and I could find no replacment. I was forced to use a small sapling as a temp. repair. My cousin had a bivy, slumberjack?? He had no trouble with his on the same trip. Bill.
    I've heard good things about Slumberjack! I've got a buddy bought a small 2man and a bag from them 3yrs ago....no problems....says it's the best gear he's owned. FYI
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    Default Bivy

    If I am sheep or goat hunting I put a small two man tent up at the laniding strip then we backpack hunt. I use a OR bivy sack and have used it for the last 10 years. I just purchased the Marmot EQ sleeping bag that is waterproof, but I will still take my bivy.

    If I am on a Moose hunt I don't take it. I will only hunt within a mile or so from camp. Learned the hard way and had to pack a moose 5 miles once and will never ever do that again.

    What kind of bivy sack do you have that would weigh 2lbs?

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