Has anyone successfully used the blackbird/superfly as a bivy?
you know, having to sleep on the freakin' ground?!
edit/update: Yes! I think this is going to work!
I'm in the process of acquiring fabrics, materials, equipment
in order to make my new mods.
This will end up being the ULTIMATE blackbird!!
I got some trips planned ......
On my Colorado River Kayak trip I start out in the land of trees, but as I make my way to the coast and follow the ICW (the bay) south back home to south padre island, well, nothing to hang from, so I got to hit the ground.
I could carry a tent, but then I'd have to buy one and that just doesn't seem right. I also had my crazy idea of a bug bivy that could be my bug net on my hammock but also convert to my ground based bug bivy but I haven't worked out all the details on that either.
I've looked at the tarp tent setups, but the details of it all I can't see. like how do the support poles hold up the tarp section?
I've got my superfly tarp setup in my living room to help me work out the details. I got some aluminum poles that I'm using that might work out for this. using carabiners on my tree straps I clipped it to the top of the pole and took in the slack so the hammock ends were up some but that gave me much slack in the ridge line so I put a couple of loops in the ridge line and clipped them together so that the ridge line was sorta tightened up and would keep the bug net up.
this system seems to want to work out but I got more details to work out, including some backyard testing before I use this on my kayak expeditions.
On my rio grande river/ big bend trip there's nothing to hang from so I got to be on the ground the whole time. Unless I can somehow hang from the rocks .....