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I've never had a bivy and I'm wondering...

I've never had a bivy and I'm wondering where I would keep my pack. Outside? What if it rains? Will a simple rain cover do the trick?

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Find a natural canopy under the trees to store your pack and keep it dry....A rain cover is a good idea,but then you will have to carry extra weight....

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Mike makes a good point, but a wet pack and gear weighs more than any rain cover I've ever carried.

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Use a trash compactor bag as a packliner instead of using a pack cover. Ultralight and effective.

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I'm useing a rain proof pack now
In the past in hevy rain I put the pack inside the bivi