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    Bug Bivy Mark II

    I finally completed version 2 of a bug bivy. This thing is huge, but that is what I wanted. It is 10'4" long. The side pieces are 36" high and the bottom piece is 30" wide after seams. It has a #5 zipper along the bottom edge. I have 2 zipper pulls on it. This way I can close the opening at any point along the edge. It is also a non-seperating zipper.

    It is a little heavier than other options. It tips the scales at 12.6oz. I think I could have made it 3 or 4 oz lighter. I went with the #5 zipper since I am going to be using it a lot. I don't think the #3 is as durable. I could have also put the zipper along half the length. The full length though gives me the option of attaching the netting to the ridgeline with the zipper fully open. This way I can sleep without the netting without taking it off. I could have also saved 30% on the weight of the netting with nanoseeum. I think making one for 8oz with extra cost, smaller and shorter zipper, and less room would not be too difficult.

    It is big enough that I can adjust the sag in my hammock without worrying about it. I can also sit in it like a lounger and be protected from the bugs.

    When I am in the hammock and have am underquilt on it, there is about 8" underneath not used.





    Needless to say, I really do not like bugs.
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    Looks great, man!
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    You'll be bug-free now!!!! Nice job.
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    I don't like bugs on me either. Your bug bivvy looks good.

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    Thanks for the kind words. Onto the quilt project and a bug hammock sock for my dad to use on our canoe trip later this month.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Have you seen the ENO bivey and the campmor bivey? They have a zipper going up the middle of one side. Do you think that would help shave off a few oz? It looks really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    How difficult do you think it would be to accommodate side tie outs?
    Not too hard. Just put a GGR loop on the inside and outside of the netting. I would put a square piece of netting on first to reinforce the area.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStar View Post
    Have you seen the ENO bivey and the campmor bivey? They have a zipper going up the middle of one side. Do you think that would help shave off a few oz? It looks really nice!
    I saw that. My first one, pics in my gallery, has that option. The issue was I made the horizontal one too small. I went with this option to make a large opening. I think one vertical one with a long horizontal one would work.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Nice HE. Ain't no bugs getting through that thing. Looks great.
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    Great project man - I'll have to link to it on my bug net page.
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