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Tyler Miller
(FightingTheTide) - F

Locale: Southeast
Adding doors to MYOG Nightwing - Or just add a bivy? on 12/31/2012 19:24:53 MST Print View

I recently made a Nightwing Tarp from SMD out of sil - http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/make-your-own-gear/night-wing.html

Would full doors suffice for protection from rain if I have a down quilt? Or should I just get a bivy? Doors seem like they would be lighter, but I don't want to end up with a wet bag if the wind and rain pick up.

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Adding doors to MYOG Nightwing - Or just add a bivy? on 01/07/2013 19:47:46 MST Print View

The main problem with a tarp is sliding out from under it. Most backpacking country is verticalish. Doors don't help much with that. Some like a bivies for that reason, and they have good arguments in favor. I personally prefer to save the weight and pick camping spots more carefully. As for blowing rain, you can mitigate it by lowering the tarp's pitch