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Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:12pm
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Just wondering if a liteweight tent like the msr hubba hubba would be better than a bivvy bag and fly? Would seem to me if the weather turned real nasty the tent would be a better option. What are you guys using out there?  Huh Brand choices?
  
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Reply #1 - Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:18pm
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Camping on the tops at all?
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:19pm
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I have one of each for different situations, weather, terrain, weight and amount of time away ect.

Some places a tent isn't practical and others a fly isn't.
  

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My opinion on this is pretty well known.  Use a Bivvy bag and fly most times.

I use a MacPac cocoon and a small batwing type fly. 

You can go lighter still with a Siltarp fly(which I've seen) but just looks a bit light for my liking if it was blowing heaps as well.  I'm using a homemade ripstop fly.  Several of the ultralight gang at Outward Bound are using the terra Nova tarp shelter (its really tiny and light as well which would do well for most things cept a major blow right out on the tops)

Advantage of a tent is you can choose to just take the tent outer with poles for a lightweight trip.  tents require a bigger footprint and thats why I like to just hunt with my gear right til I'm done and then just bed down wherever I am.
  

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Reply #4 - Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:40pm
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primer wrote on Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:18pm:
Camping on the tops at all?


Possibly, just trying to see if there is a good all rounder out there. Most of my gear is like 20yrs old and not in good shape anymore. Embarrassed
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 15th, 2010 at 9:31am
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I've never used a biv, and as most (well, all) of my camping under fabric has been in tents, I've decided to get a cocoon type single man tent. I ordered one online yesterday after doing some investigation.

1.1 kg, low profile, waterproof. I plan on giving it a try this weekend. If it works out, I'll post details. If it doesn't ... I'll post a warning!

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Reply #6 - Sep 15th, 2010 at 9:42am
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Have used mainly tent flys of varying sizes.

I would hate to spend a couple of days stuck in a bivvy bag. Dont think the dog would be impressed being outside in the rian for a few days either. Grin
  
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Reply #7 - Sep 15th, 2010 at 9:43am
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Look forward to your post and the pics of the trip, wish I was going but didnt see the post in time plus need to get my gear together. Best of luck on the shoot.  Cheesy
  
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Reply #8 - Sep 15th, 2010 at 7:12pm
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Huntec bivy has done me proud, get a ground sheet or cut one out yourself,
  
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Reply #9 - Sep 15th, 2010 at 7:32pm
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I looked into this and went for a bivibag as most of my hunting is done solo, and its lighter.
  

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Reply #10 - Sep 16th, 2010 at 8:05am
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And a light fly about. 1,85 m x 2,95 m
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 16th, 2010 at 8:12am
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creed wrote on Sep 14th, 2010 at 7:24pm:
My opinion on this is pretty well known.  Use a Bivvy bag and fly most times.

I use a MacPac cocoon and a small batwing type fly.  

You can go lighter still with a Siltarp fly(which I've seen) but just looks a bit light for my liking if it was blowing heaps as well.  I'm using a homemade ripstop fly.  Several of the ultralight gang at Outward Bound are using the terra Nova tarp shelter (its really tiny and light as well which would do well for most things cept a major blow right out on the tops)

Advantage of a tent is you can choose to just take the tent outer with poles for a lightweight trip.  tents require a bigger footprint and thats why I like to just hunt with my gear right til I'm done and then just bed down wherever I am.


creed, do you use that set up in fiordland or would you recomend a tent down there?
  
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Re: Tent or Bivvy Bag
Reply #12 - Sep 18th, 2010 at 7:53am
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Hi Chris - We use a tent in Fiordland (MacPac 4 person for base) and a fly with bivvy bags for outrips and if the weather is settled we'll go even further out with just our bivvy bags for overnighters.

Last trip (two of us, 10days in Feb) we just took a fly and bivvy bags. Found big rocks for when weather bombed.
  

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Reply #13 - Sep 18th, 2010 at 7:58am
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thanks creed Cool
  
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