Ben Ward sent some nice pictures. I have the tent to patch some small holes and then they are off for more hiking.
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Keeps wind, bugs, dirt off you and off of your nice down sleeping bag.
Protects your inflatable sleeping pad and you from the damp ground.
Super breathable top of 1.1 oz ripstop nylon.
Waterproof bottom of silicone coated 1.1 oz ripstop nylon.
Nice blend in silver/grey color.
Drawcord closure at top.
About 7 ounces in weight.
Photos to follow.
Great for Scout troops and schools, light, simple, inexpensive.
I got a deal on fabric, so they are priced at under $60 with shipping.
Order them soon at bivysack.com.
For ground sheets, emergency shelters, and first aid kits. Cheap! Cheap! Only $29.00.
A sump screen can be a lightweight help in reducing your environmental impact
on the wild places you love. By straining the food particles from your dishwater,
you dissuade animals from digging up the soil where your dishwater is drained,
and help keep them wild and unaccustomed to humans. This is especially important
on popular trails and camping areas. Help keep the chipmunks, marmots, jays, raccoons, skunks, coyotes, deer, and bear safe and out of other users gear.
I like a square panel of noseeum netting leftover from tents and bivysack manufacture.
I will send a piece with each order from Oware if you will note you want one in the comment
section of the order.
Use stuffsacks to organize and protect your gear.
1. Line a large stuffsack with sleeping pad and plastic trash bag.
2. Stuff sleeping bag inside plastic trash bag.
3. Add night time gear, extra clothes etc.
4. Twist top of trash bag closed and drawcord closed the stuffsack. This Tan
stuffsack is made of heavy duty 400 denier pack cloth and is to be strapped to the outside bottom of a frame pack.
5. This blue lightweight 30 denier stuffsack is to be stuffed into the bottom of an internal frame pack.
6. Insert the stuffsack vertically into the pack.
7. Grab top and bottom of stuffsack and simultaneously push and pull till the
stuffsack is horizontal and squished into the bottom corners of the pack.
8. Smaller gear needed during the day can be in color coded stuffsacks placed on top of the sleeping gear.
I bought this aluminum shovel, True Temper Brand, from the Truckee Hardware Store. With
a very sturdy blade and handle, (more so than the majority of avalanche specific shovels)
it can be used to chop ice, push with your feet and lever out blocks. Things that break
plastic and the thinner versions of metal shovels.
To make it transportable in a pack, I drilled out the rivet holding the blade to the shovel and replaced it with a removable pin.
Old school mountaineers used metal nails, hobnails, in the leather soles of their boots for
added traction on ice.
Here is a method to do something similar with your running or hiking shoes. You could even
carry this lightweight kit with you into the backcountry for icy trails.
1. Small 1/4″ bit driver. The one shown is mostly plastic and the rest aluminum so
weighs very little. Some multi-tools have this on them as well. A tiny wrench could work.
Chuck one in a drill for quick at home attachments.
2. 1/4″ hex head sheet metal screws. Use the shortest ones you can buy so it won’t go
through the sole to your feet.
Just twist them in. You can remove them for the summer season or when you need to walk
across someone’s hardwood floor.
Found these growing on The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
Take a pyramid tarp, cut it in half and add an A Frame door and you have the Alphamid TM. Half Pyramid floorless shelter 4×8 by 5′ feet tall. 30d silnylon Weighs 13.5 oz A floorless tarp which is quick to set up, light and inexpensive. A favorite for winter campers, it can be set up over a snow pit for extra roominess. It includes a stuff sack. Use your ski probe poles, hang it from a tree limb or order the separate shock corded pole to set it up. Just clip the buckle at the bottom of the door, zip up the zipper, stake out the four corners evenly and put up the pole. Additional tie outs are on the center seams. The apex is reinforced , the zipper is a #5 coil. The taller steeper pitch sheds snow and rain much better than the competitors shelters as well a providing more headroom. Includes 1 oz. pole connector (3 webbing straps) so you can use two trekking or ski poles to make a height adjustable pole. Fabric is not flame retardant and will burn and melt when in contact with high heat or flame. Keep away from camp stoves, gas lanterns, campfires etc.
Great shelter for Search and Rescue-very light and you can set it up over a prone victom without
moving them. Current color is grey.