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OEX Bush Pro Salamanda Bivi Tent for 1 Person, Compact and Lightweight 1 Man Tent, Ideal for Backpacking, Wild Camping and Fishing, Camping Equipment, Grey, One Size

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I tried it out in his hall way and after 5 minutes I felt uncomfortable, slightly claustrophobic and had to get out. An ultra-compact and lightweight shelter for single campers looking to keep their kit as streamlined as possible.

The groundsheet is made from 68D 210T Nylon PU with a 7000mm hydrostatic head, providing an extra layer of protection from damp ground conditions. The OEX Salamanda Bivi Bag is a solid choice for solo campers who value compactness and ease of use. This will not need a tarp to keep it dry, unlike gortex which will soak through during long periods of rain.

The Salamanda is very quick to pitch, more room than most, with an excellent bug net doorway giving great viability.

You might use it more than you expect, hostels can be few and far between in some areas when on foot. kg and packing down to 43 x 11 x 11 cm, the OEX Salamanda Bivi Bag is easy to carry and doesn’t take up much space in your pack. It features a 5000mm hydrostatic head flysheet and a 7000mm hydrostatic head groundsheet, providing excellent protection from rain and damp ground. However, some users have noted that it can be quite heavy for a ‘lightweight’ shelter, and there can be issues with condensation. OEX Enduro Pole - single collapsible aluminum poleLightweight aluminum pegs Fire retardant - Complies with BS EN ISO 6941:2003Pitched dimensions: 225 x 77.In fact, a quick Google suggests that the advice in the uncommon event of a Brown Bear attack is to lie down and play dead so that they stop perceiving you as a threat. The lightweight aluminium pegs and guylines provided a secure pitch, and I was ready to settle in for the night in no time. I plan to stay in hostels most of the way, however I want a backup bivvy bag which I can use if I whenever I don't complete a segment by nightfall. The bivi bag comes with lightweight aluminium pegs and guylines to help secure your pitch, ensuring a stable shelter even in windy conditions. I am sincerely hoping I never get discovered by a bear at night: that would be incredibly stressful.

Yes if a bear did find me one night and the pepper spray worked I doubt I could sleep anymore that night, I would probably pack up and find the nearest village with a park bench and sleep there instead. A sleeping, or at least prone and stationary, person seems pretty unlikely to startle them or make them feel under threat. The bivi bag provides enough space for one person, a sleeping bag, and a pack, making it a comfortable shelter for solo campers. What is the deal with very small tents (or bivvy bags with supporting poles) vs more basic bivvi bags in regards to safety from bears and dogs, including from a situational awareness perspective? I've got extended guy lines on mine, which allows me to use my second trekking pole to change the direction of pull of one end, slightly increasing headroom over one end.

Mat Stuckey is a seasoned outdoorsman with over a decade of experience in camping, hiking, and bikepacking. Used it 3 or 4 times in the last few weeks and got pissed on (not literally) on 2 of those occasions. This is a great product and I have been using this for a number of years on multiday hikes in the wild. I am actually not that experienced with how to approach airing a tent in a cramped urban hostel, maybe there is some practical advice you can give. A bivi bag can be a real joy in the right conditions but utter misery when the weather turns against you.

I am also not clear on the legal restrictions to fastening a hammock to local trees in each of the nine-plus jurisdictions I will be travelling through, how strictly this is enforced, and what the penalties are.I will be accepting lifts every now and then though if offered, which will make the journey a little shorter. However, if you’re looking for a truly lightweight shelter, there are other options on the market that may better suit your needs. Easy to put up, lots of room inside (I’m 5’9″ and a side sleeper), the poles are short enough that they’ll pack into my frame bag, meaning the bivi itself can pack smaller, or I can roll my matt into it and it’ll still fit in it’s bag.

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