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Bear Paw Wilderness Designs

Postby Hetchy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:07 pm

Hey all Y'all! :D
It's gonna be spring soon and then the summer sun is gonna set everone loose on the trails.. and then the bugs come!
Anyhow i just found a great bug bivy tent design built right here in America. It's a small company but they have really great designs and the price for a no-see-um mesh top/ sil nylon bottom minimalist bivy with your choice of zippered entry is the best thing going at $75.
The regular minimalist is only 8 ounces.
Here is the Minimalist 1 with left zip:
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Anyhow I just wanted to spread the word. I just bought one of their minimalist bivies to use with my patrol shelter shaped tarp. It's rare to find American made stuff any more so heres the link:
http://bearpawwd.com/index.html

I will be sure to follow up with an extensive review once i get this piece of gear. I plan on using it the whole 2,175 miles on the AT first as a ground sheet, then as the bugs and ticks come out as a bug bivy.
See.. American ingenuity and manufacturing ain't dead yet! :soapbox: :rock: :partyman:
You can make more money, but you can't make more time.



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Re: Bear Paw Wilderness Designs

Postby hikerduane » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:45 pm

Thanks Hetchy, a shelter from elsewhere and you're set.

Your old stove worked great a few weeks ago snow camping.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Bear Paw Wilderness Designs

Postby Hetchy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:58 pm

I am so glad you are using that XGK! It deserved a better life than to be buried in a box in my closet.
Funny thing about those stoves.. you never forget what they sound like!

Yea this bug bivy/ground sheet is going to compliment my shaped tarp. It's also really cool to support a cottage industry American made buisiness.
It is interesting how more of them seem to be springing up these days.
Anyhow I have a surprise regarding my shelter system.. I will post it all here soon when it's ready. (he said knowingly with a grin :D )
You can make more money, but you can't make more time.
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