posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 11:10 PM
I have a mil-surp 2bag+bivy that is supposed to go to -10 naked or -50 if wearing all your cold weather gear. I keep that strapped onto my BOB, which
is supplemented by an action packer with a tent and tools for constructing permanent structure in an INCH situation (or if I feel like not so roughing
it one weekend).
I love that bivy in cold dry weather, but if it gets wet outside, you really don't want to have to get out of your bag to get some gear(and then
getting back into your bag with wet boots sucks), so really the question of preference comes down to the weather and length of stay in the
Personally, most of my camping is now done in the low desert, so I usually take a hammock and a mosquito net or sometimes just a tarp and sleep in my
clothes without a sleeping bag even, but I always have my bivy in case god decides to play games.