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Choosing Bivy Sacks

A bivy sack is a low-profile, waterproof barrier for your sleeping bag that offers an ultra-lightweight alternative to traditional tents. Originally used by climbers who needed lightweight, compact shelters for multi-day ascents, they are also popular among backcountry minimalists who want to shave weight. They don't offer room to move, but they're easy to pack.

Structured Bivy Sacks
Structured bivy sacks, called bivy shelters, have small suspension systems that expand the head area to provide some room to sit up in. This makes the confined space more comfortable fit.
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Bivy Openings
The most basic bivy sacks have an opening at the head to let you breathe and allow moisture to escape. More advanced models use mesh panels to keep bugs out.
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Bivy Fabrics
Most bivy sacks use two different fabrics to balance protection and weight. The bottom fabric is heavier for durability. The upper fabric is usually lighter and features a waterproof/breathable laminate.
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Creature Comforts for Camping

Camp Furniture Basics

There's nothing quite like kicking back by the fire in a comfy chair after a long day of hiking, ski touring, or mountain biking. Although a chair or a table might not seem like a necessity when you're making the check list for your next camping trip, there are plenty of people who would beg to differ. Camp furniture ranges from inflatable pads that offer backpackers a brief respite from the ground to hammocks and chairs with cupholders that allow you to live a life of relative luxury in the outdoors.

Chairs:

After a long day on the trail, you deserve a better seat than the cold, hard ground. Whether you're backpacking or car camping, there's a camp chair that suits your needs.

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Hammocks/Cots:

Try a hammock or a cot if you're tired of sleeping on the ground. Hammocks are a lightweight backpacking option, while cots offer bed-like comfort on car-camping trips.

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Tables:

When you have the extra space, a table can be an invaluable piece of camping gear. They are ideal for preparing, storing, and serving food when car camping.

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