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light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy?
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rexx john
(psychbeat) - F

Locale: SF CA
light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy? on 08/16/2010 00:20:42 MDT Print View

Hey guys- Ive got a large
montbell bag cover I use as
a bivy here n there - I added
some Noseum mesh with duct tape to
the inside to cover the breathing
hole and was wondering if you had
any ideas on some light plastic or
other material I could use to keep it
up off my face a bit.
any ideas would be greatly appreciated

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy? on 08/16/2010 00:22:03 MDT Print View


Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy? on 08/16/2010 01:25:55 MDT Print View

Half of a plastic hula hoop?


Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: Re: light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy? on 08/16/2010 07:34:52 MDT Print View

two A framed sticks?

Derek Goffin

Locale: North of England
light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy?" on 08/16/2010 08:57:01 MDT Print View

one of those long balloons they make animals from?
Several strips of closed cell mat foam glued together?

Troy Ammons
(tammons) - F - MLife
light "hoop" for bag cover/bivy? on 08/16/2010 09:16:49 MDT Print View

Couple of carbon fiber arrow shafts or carbon fiber tent poles.

2 Stadium ballons.
They are long mylar baloons.

rexx john
(psychbeat) - F

Locale: SF CA
thanks! on 08/16/2010 10:35:09 MDT Print View

I have a couple of old aluminum tent pole
sections but only two and theyre kinda hard to

Ill look for a hula hoop n cut a piece off of that

I know a good curved stick or two would probably be
around many stealth sites - if i dont come up with
anything Im satisfied with Ill try sum stix!


tyler marlow

Locale: UTAH
Kite spars on 08/16/2010 13:08:11 MDT Print View

Look on kite buildng websites at kite spars, read the material descriptions and you can find out which ones will bend and how much. They are extremely light and cheap except shipping is expensive.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Kite spars on 08/16/2010 13:50:16 MDT Print View

How about criss crossing your hiking poles over head and attach a guyline or do the same with sticks?

rexx john
(psychbeat) - F

Locale: SF CA
no guyz allowed! on 08/17/2010 00:22:07 MDT Print View

i dont use poles and guy lines are a little
too involved if I just wanna plop down in
tha dirt ;)

Im keeping an eye out for some kind of plastic
or something like a car antenna maybe.

I also need to glue a couple loops inside for a

Ill update if my solution isnt too wonky or
embarrassingly ghetto


Joseph Reeves

Locale: Southeast Alaska
Re: no guyz allowed! on 08/17/2010 00:26:13 MDT Print View

You might want to try some flexible tubing -- look at the plumbing supplies in the hardware store. I have used it for constructing a "neck ring" for my dry suit, and have attached a length to an Oware bivy to see if it would work. Decided against it because the tubing weighs more than the bivy and that seems to defeat the purpose.