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#292744 - 07/10/19 05:17 PM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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...I think a jacket and a fabric tarp would cover most situations.

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#293461 - 09/17/19 09:48 PM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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One of the new, lightweight tars might fit the bill

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#293480 - 09/18/19 02:51 PM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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Registered: 03/01/11
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Loc: eastern Oregon & west TX
for 20 years i've carried a Land-Shark as my emergency bivi bag

https://www.land-shark.com/how-it-works#features

their description:

"The Land Shark is constructed of a micro-thin layer of aluminized film laminated to a resilient, composite reinforced, ripstop material. The aluminized coating reflects up to 80% of radiated body heat. The tightly-woven ripstop reinforcing seam construction resists tears and punctures, even from boots and sticks. The Land Shark is completely windproof, waterproof and acts as a vapor barrier. The Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter measures only 6 x 8 x 1 and weighs a mere 22 oz. (0.623 kg.). When needed, it opens to a windproof, waterproof, heat-retaining and roomy 38 x 80 (96.52 cm x 203.2 cm)."

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#294281 - 11/26/19 12:26 AM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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A simple poncho and cord would suffice

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#294413 - 12/18/19 10:25 PM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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WalMart has a cheap light 5x7 tarp

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#294421 - 12/19/19 03:31 AM Re: Shelter options for backcountry day hikes [Re: GoatMan]
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A light weight bivvy sack would be very handy for an impromptu overnighter. Something like:

https://www.surviveoutdoorslonger.com/shelters/survive-outdoors-longer-emergency-bivvy.html

This same company has additional bivys, somewhat warmer and more expensive, and others produce similar products. In mild conditions, with a bit of extra clothing, this is all you need.
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