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    Default A new AT record !

    A thru hike with just a bivy and it could be yours. According to Dixies last video no one has ever thru hiked with just a bivy?
    Interesting a tarp yes very view like Evan but not a bivy.

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    Very few like Evan oops

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    I think I remember Lumpy saying that he thru-hiked with a bivy. Could be wrong, others on here might know better.

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    Bivy versus shower curtain ?(Grandma Gatewood)

    BTW I hauled a bivy for 3/4 of the trail but rarely if ever used it. I tended to hike off season and used shelters and hostels with some slackpacking
    Last edited by peakbagger; 08-15-2022 at 17:36.

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    Its probably been done a couple times not everyone puts their accomplishments out for the world to know. Nothing like sleeping in a coffin for a couple months.

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    I hiked with a Marmot bivy way back in 1981.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2basecamp View Post
    I hiked with a Marmot bivy way back in 1981.
    Thru hike?
    Regrets?

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    Pretty sure Earl had a piece of canvas. I seem to remember in his book a mention of it getting charred by the fire. Not at all sure plastic sheeting was a thing in the 40's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    Its probably been done a couple times not everyone puts their accomplishments out for the world to know. Nothing like sleeping in a coffin for a couple months.
    Don't you mean body bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    Its probably been done a couple times not everyone puts their accomplishments out for the world to know. Nothing like sleeping in a coffin for a couple months.
    I seem to recall hearing my nephew did a thru with a bivy. It was a light weight alternative to a tent back before things like tarp-tent became a thing.

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    In all reality my quarter dome is only 3' at the head and 2' at the feet and my sleep system always touches the sides. That's why I take my bigger tent for sections. I think the biggest difference would be head room. Not much wiggle room, and i wiggle alot when I sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    A thru hike with just a bivy and it could be yours. According to Dixies last video no one has ever thru hiked with just a bivy?
    Interesting a tarp yes very view like Evan but not a bivy.

    where can this video be found ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaduck9 View Post
    where can this video be found ?
    She's doing a series on YouTube about AT thru hiking gear. The one on shelters was 2 videos ago. The last 1 was on sleep systems.

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    They're new and she shows a statistics graph showing the percentage of what type of shelter used .

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    I'm sorry you might not be familiar she's on Homemade wonderlust/ YouTube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOW View Post
    What did Earl Shaffer hike with?
    From what I've read he was more hard core than even a bivy only thing he carried was a piece of plastic to pull over him and sleeping in piles of leaves . He also wore big leather work type boots and no socks! Yeah that's hard core for sure!

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    Yep sorry I don't know were I got plastic from according to Wikipedia he ditched his tent and slept in his poncho.

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    And to think of the high tech,light weight, big buck stuff we hike with nowadays. What hard mindsets Earl Shaffer and Grandma Gatewood had!
    Are there any shelters named after them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    And to think of the high tech,light weight, big buck stuff we hike with nowadays. What hard mindsets Earl Shaffer and Grandma Gatewood had!
    Are there any shelters named after them?
    SMD has had a Gatewood Cape for many years.
    Earl Shaffer did have the other type of shelter named after him
    https://pahistoricpreservation.com/h...affer-shelter/

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