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Bivvy Bag Modification...
Mar 18th, 2011 at 10:49pm
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Hey lads,

I dont really like having things on my face while I sleep so my idea was to add a small pole to my ex army bivvy bag so it would be more like the old macpac alpine cocoon ones..

Anyone had any experience with this sorta thing?

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Re: Bivvy Bag Modification...
Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2011 at 11:20pm
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Yep I modified my Macpac Cocoon for the same reason years ago. It's still going strong.

Back in the day, the local Tisdalls store were the Macpac agent. So I got them to order me a pole that fitted the newer model bag that came with the pole. You should still be able to get one suitable from Bivouac or Macpac shop. Also got a length of strap and fitted some eyelets for the pole ends to fit in.
An upholsterer mate sewed a sleave for the pole to go down. Cost me around $25 all up.

I'll set it up and take some pics in the next day or so and post them up.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 19th, 2011 at 10:22am
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Righto here's some piccies

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Insect mesh closed


Disassembled


The pole is about 170cm long, the web strapping is 118cm.

It will stand up on its own but I prefer to use a bit of cord which is altered around depending on where I am set up.
  
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Re: Bivvy Bag Modification...
Reply #3 - Mar 20th, 2011 at 11:09am
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Now thats a cool idea and simple too  Cool
  

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