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David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 15:44:32 MDT Print View

Wasn't there a tent a while back that had blow-up sections instead of tent poles. I would like to know what they used to accomplish this. I would like to make a blow-up section on a bivy to keep the bug netting off of my face. It seems easier than having to stake it out. OF course, it depends on how much this system weighs.

Just pondering,

Dave

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 15:54:23 MDT Print View

Bill Fornshell (I believe), on this site, did a thread on just what you are describing. Don't have time to search for it at the moment, though...gotta run.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 16:04:49 MDT Print View

Bill made his blow up bivy poles out of cheer sticks (for the inner tube) and cuben sleeves.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
Thanks on 09/23/2011 16:17:12 MDT Print View

Awesome. Thanks. I search for Bill's creation

Dave

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 16:48:28 MDT Print View

Nemo might be the tent maker your thinking of. They have air bladders inside Xpac on some models.

Ryan

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 18:18:11 MDT Print View

Yes. Look at the Nemo GoGO and Moto bivy/tents.
http://www.nemoequipment.com/airsupported_technology
If your bivvy is to be used under a tarp , then you don't need as much support.
Franco

Edited by Franco on 09/23/2011 18:20:09 MDT.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: blow-up tent poles on 09/23/2011 20:54:59 MDT Print View

Correction, Bill used elongated party balloons for his bivy hoop. You can find everything he has made on his blog: http://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/

The particular post about his Cuben Fiber - Pertex Quantum Bivy with balloon hoop is here:
http://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot.com/2005/09/cuben-connection.html

Scroll down to near the bottom to the section about "Cuben Fiber - Pertex Quantum Bivy
Made - 09/07/2006 "

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
thenks for the links on 09/24/2011 17:12:50 MDT Print View

wow, thanks guys. there is some serious cuben there. That is exactly what I remembered. I'm going to put that idea to good use.

Dave