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#204171 - 07/01/10 10:54 PM Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout?
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3078

I will be practicing bugging out up in the Jocks Road area for 3 days next week. Do I take a lightweight single man tent (Lightwave zr0 cylq) which weighs 1.3kg or a Goretex Bivi (British Army) and Goretex Basha sheet which together weighs 1.6kg. Happy camper or hardened bushcrafter? wink

#204173 - 07/02/10 12:04 AM Re: Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout? [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Teslinhiker Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1385
I would think that either of your choices would be fine. I myself would go the hardened bushcrafter route.

BTW, that is some great country in the video link. Although I live in some of the best pacific rain forest / coastal mountain areas of the PNW, I still much prefer the wide open low mountain countryside like what is seen in the video.

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock

#204176 - 07/02/10 12:56 AM Re: Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout? [Re: Teslinhiker]
roberttheiii Offline

Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 326
Loc: Connecticut, USA
I feel like in a bugout situation the bivvy would be better.

#204187 - 07/02/10 06:33 AM Re: Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout? [Re: roberttheiii]
TheSock Offline

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 471
Loc: London England
Why carry more weight to be less comfortable? bring the tent.
The Sock
The world is in haste and nears its end – Wulfstan II Archbishop of York 1014.

#204194 - 07/02/10 10:53 AM Re: Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout? [Re: TheSock]
chickenlittle Offline

Registered: 06/06/10
Posts: 102
Loc: Canada
One advantage of a tent is it protects you from bugs.
Another advantage is modern tents come with their own poles and set up very easily.

#204209 - 07/02/10 03:09 PM Re: Tent or Basha and Goretex Bivi for Bugout? [Re: chickenlittle]
JBMat Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
I don't think you have to train to be miserable, that sorta happens depending on circumstances.

Go with the tent.


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