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Offline Mad Fi

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Bivy Bag Wanted
« on: December 11, 2007, 07:47:10 am »
 :)Hi all I would like to get hold of a bivy bag .If anyone has one tucked away that are not using anymore please let me know .
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2007, 01:41:01 pm »
You mean as in a Goretex type jobby not the plastic ones?
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 04:40:08 pm »

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 05:22:56 pm »
Followed your link; scrolled down and clicked on New Dutch Army goretex bivvy bag and then clicked on "View larger picture". Laughed my coffee into my lap.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 09:37:46 pm »
You are clearly very easily amused  ;)
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 09:53:33 pm »
Yes.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 10:36:25 pm »
Try your local army surplus shop - I got one for £30, never been used, goretex etc. Makes you look like a giant cammo condom. luuush!
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2007, 07:38:07 am »
I've got an unused one, which has an optional front loop pole.

You can have it cheap - PM me if interested.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007, 03:42:35 pm »
 :bounce: Hi Pitlamp  Yes  Yes Please I have sent you a PM with my contact number  I wold be very interested in it .
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 06:36:36 am »
Failed to get you on the phone - see second PM I've sent.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2007, 07:05:59 am »
I've discussed the above with Fiona now and the bivi bag I have here is probably too good for what she wants to use one for. In case anyone else wants one, it's as new, with an optional small hooped pole at shoulder level (i.e. for really lightweight trips you leave the pole behind). It's plain green (not army camo) and I'll sell it for £50, which is a LOT less than I paid for it. If interested, just PM me to sort out getting it to you.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2007, 04:41:25 pm »
fi
dont know what your intending to use the bag for so not sure what you need but have you considered using an orange survival bag they get a bit sweaty but only cost a couple of quid and keep the rain out should be able to get one at bat products id of thought. 

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2007, 05:36:54 pm »
Ian - I've corresponded with Fi (as I know her anyway) and the bag I have here is too good a quality for what she wants. I reckon she'd end up wetter in a poly bag than without one since she wants to kip in a dry underground camp. Turns out that her main concern is staying warm rather than staying dry - really she wants an extra layer to keep heat in. So I've suggested that she scrounges an old cotton flysheet (e.g. off a Vango Force 10 tent or similar) and rolls up in that (inside her normal sleeping bag of course) or even sews up a purpose made bag from the old flysheet. If she treats it with a proofer it should "breathe" enough to stop her waking up soaked but also keep some heat in. Hopefully it'd also be a low or even zero cost option!

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2007, 05:57:24 pm »
Years ago I scrounged a huge bagful of offcut nylon from Cameron Balloons in Bristol. From this I made several useful bits n bobs including a lightweight bivvy bag (proofed, like the above suggestion, with spray -on something).
I dont know if Cameron still do this but ripstop nylon is probably quite cheap these days from a market stall.....?
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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2007, 07:03:27 pm »
Didn't know you were a dab hand at sewing, Burtmeister? A dark horse with hidden talents, eh?

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2007, 07:20:12 pm »
only posible problem with that would be that force ten canvas doesnt like being left in the damp being a bit prone to mold so youd have to take it in and out every trip id of thought and it aint light either youd probably be better of with ripstop i s'pect though not sure how breathable/durable it would be   

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2007, 06:54:06 am »
That's a fair comment Ian.

Anyway, she's now found a cheap non goretex (I think) bivi bag, so she's sorted.

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2007, 10:49:12 am »
Blizzard bags are very good, website.  Slept in one at Camp One of the Berger when I couldn't find the (elusive) spare sleeping bag.  Only cost £25.  Might not be hard wearing enough though?

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Re: Bivy Bag Wanted
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2007, 12:40:09 pm »
but didn't your girlfriend kick you out for making too much noise?