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    playing with a G.I. bivvy sack for winter

    now this is not a light weight set up by any stretch but it had me cooking in mid 20-30 degree last night . had to keep peeling clothing off in about 27 degree night. now i am not very tall only about 5`7 so i had plenty of room just a bit tight however, i was laying on an over sized bass pro shop bag and covering with both of the G.I. bags snapped together i had no cold spots under me... and no condensation for a change. the bivy is gore tex and worked well i made a slit inline with the zipper and put velcro on the edges so i can also use it on the ground if needed

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    lol



    Is that the hammer you always take winter hike camping . . . ? ? ?

    Where does a guy find a bivvy sac like that ? ? ?
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    I like it.

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    You could also just use the bivy like a normal bivy, just inside the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post


    Is that the hammer you always take winter hike camping . . . ? ? ?

    Where does a guy find a bivvy sac like that ? ? ?
    Try this website.

    http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...cover-4900.cfm
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    That's a lot of gortex for just 80 bucks.

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    lol, no it was just the closest hammer at the time...Jeff my son had his sleeping system in his hammock on a thermarest pad and he was comfortable as well,, its a shame they weigh so much the sytem really works. its rated to -50 on the tag when all pcs. are used together..

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    I'm going to be using the GI Modular system tomorrow in about 12 degree weather. I had never considered using the bivvy on the OUTSIDE of my hammock.
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    I have the Wiggys version of the modular system...it's awesome for what it's designed for, which is decidedly not lightweight hiking. I have the 0F bag, the 30F overbag, and the non-breathable (!) bivy. I started out hiking with the overbag, and that's usually what I take when I deploy.

    On my first sub-freezing hammock night, I had the Nest+NS doubled up as underquilts and the 0F bag inside the hammock...dern toasty!

    Great system, even for hammocks...just heavier than other options.
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    Nice post! My MSS should arrive this week. Can't wait to try this out.

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