MSS Bivy mod?

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  1. Katdaddy

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    I have found that I really, really don't like having something laying right on my face when sleeping. Has anyone tried to mod the bivy to add a pole or some such to hold the head section up?


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    Wear a baseball cap... Make a frame with coat hangars... I really dunno, it's never bothered me that much.
     
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    A buddy of mine makes a button with a rock or whatever is laying around and ties it to a branch or something to keep it off his face. I have never tried it, but swears by it.

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    Now that had never occurred to me! I would have never tried anything that simple.


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    My bivy hammock has a grosgrain loop with a section of 7/64" shock cord and a small quilt hook that can attach to a ridgeline or anything else to hold it up.

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    Easy to rig a tripod out of three sticks and paracord
     
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    My Bibler Hooped bivy has a small channel sewn into it that a piece of copper wire slides into. It creates a half circle and keeps the mesh off of your face. Should be easy to add to your existing bivy.
     
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    This is along the lines of what I was thinking.


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    try inserting heavy duty zip ties in the rim, should give it some structur without permanently changing anything.
     
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    I used my MSS bivy for the first time last weekend and at first I was worried about the feeling of it on my face. It turns out that as a side sleeper it didn't bother me at all.
    But if I wasn't I think I would try adding a couple small loops to hold a piece of tent pole or something along those lines.

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    I just got an excellent condition USGI Bivy in the mail today, which I scored for $20 bucks. I am not sure about sleeping in the rain without additional shelter, but it seems like a great way to protect my sleeping bag from filth and moisture.
     

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