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OEX Bush Pro Salamanda Bivi Tent for 1 Person, Compact and Lightweight 1 Man Tent, Ideal for Backpacking, Wild Camping and Fishing, Camping Equipment, Grey, One Size

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Perfect for fast packers and wild campers, the waterproof bag protects you from the elements and comes with aluminium pegs and guylines to help secure your pitch. I am actually not that experienced with how to approach airing a tent in a cramped urban hostel, maybe there is some practical advice you can give. Google Earth is the best tool for planning IMO, you can draw on routes to export to a mapping app on your phone (I use OSMand with downloaded contours for hiking and MAPS. I could be wrong as I have never actually been there, but my impression is there will be extended stretches without suitably spaced pairs of trees at all.

Turkey is huge and has innumerable sights worth visiting so it depends on your interests, the Lycian Way is a popular trail. I found that leaving a small gap in the zip opening helped reduce condensation without letting in any unwanted drafts or insects. Used in -5deg with windchill on top and blocked that completely, where my normal basha wouldn't have. With the front rain cover open and the mozzy net zipper down, there was a nice breeze flowing through.It packs down to a compact size of 43 x 11 x 11 cm, making it easy to carry in your backpack without taking up too much space. If the hostel is in an urban centre, it may not have a garden to air the bivvi or small tent outdoors. The Salamanda is very quick to pitch, more room than most, with an excellent bug net doorway giving great viability. With a 5000mm HH flysheet and a 7000mm HH groundsheet, the bivi bag offers excellent protection from rain and damp ground. The bivi bag provides enough space for one person, a sleeping bag, and a pack, making it a comfortable shelter for solo campers.

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I would recommend this or some other UL trekking pole tent (Durston X Mid gets good reviews, but there are many options). I think a lot of it depends on your route, if you aren't going to remote places you can usually find guesthouses. His love for the great outdoors began at a young age, and over the years, he's traversed some of the most challenging terrains and scenic trails around the world.

It’s a balance between allowing enough air in to reduce condensation, but not so much that it lets in drafts or insects. Mat Stuckey is a seasoned outdoorsman with over a decade of experience in camping, hiking, and bikepacking. In that case I think having my head peeping out of the Oex Bush Pro would give me better situational awareness/readiness to use the pepper spray, and in this regard I suppose the Oex Bush Pro would be safer. Thanks for the replies, think i’m going to go with my original choice of the Alpkit Elan, definitely want a hooped bivi rather than tent, even if there are some half decent 1 man tents for a reasonable amount of money. If they do get aggressive, the best thing is to stand your ground, pick up a stone and raise your arm as if to throw it.My friend swears by this and I've read about a cycle tourer finding one invaluable/life saving in Turkey. A bivi bag can be a real joy in the right conditions but utter misery when the weather turns against you. If a bear did happen to encounter a sleeping person, I'd wager the most likely outcome is that the bear notices the person and goes elsewhere long before the person has much chance of even being woken by the bear, let alone attacked. kg and packing down to 43 x 11 x 11 cm, the OEX Salamanda Bivi Bag is easy to carry and doesn’t take up much space in your pack. However, some users have noted that it can be quite heavy for a ‘lightweight’ shelter, and there can be issues with condensation.

Cooking in the vestibule is possible in dry weather with door tied back and sleeping with mesh zipped round was great overnight (no rain) plenty length ,rucksack went at feet with no problem ,I’m 5 ft 9. Please note that the ratings and reviews are based on user experiences and may not reflect your own experience with the product. I am sincerely hoping I never get discovered by a bear at night: that would be incredibly stressful. the OP mentioned ‘stealth’ which is where a hooped bivi wins over a tarp or a tent in having a more minimal presence than either of them, very useful if you’re riding then cheeky camping wherever you can find. The groundsheet is made from 68D 210T Nylon PU with a 7000mm hydrostatic head, providing an extra layer of protection from damp ground conditions.Thing is, shelters like the Jupiter Lite and OR Helium are a different fish to the Elan and Stratosphere – more difficult to get in and out of, for one thing, due to the lack of side zip. Snugpak have a very similar one that I believe is slightly heavier but slightly tougher and slightly bigger and slightly more expensive.

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