Bivvy Bag Shelter (Emergency Shelter)
Bivvy bags are increasingly used by mountain rescue teams, outdoor centres and youth groups as emergency shelters. They create a surprisingly warm and sheltered environment for one or two people.
The bivvy bag poncho makes a cosy little nest for two people and should always be in the bottom of your pack. You can share it with a friend during lunch breaks or sudden downpours.
No need for tent poles and the like. You don't even have to make any changes from using it as a poncho. Just sit down and enjoy.
The zips open from the inside, so each of you has a little lookout opening. If it gets too rough outside, zip it closed and snuggle up inside.
The zips can be attached to those on the opposite side to create a long bivvy bag (ca. 260cm) which is open at both ends. Press studs can reduce the size of the openings. A piece of cord can be used to tie off the foot end. The tube this makes up is quite narrow with some bivvy ponchos. A summer sleeping bag fits in well and a winter bag can be squeezed in but may compress the fill a little.
Tarp or One Man Tent
Lunch stops in the middle of the day can be more convenient with trekking poles and bivvy bag poncho as a tarp. It is a bit longer than the usual military ponchos.
With a few pegs and a strings you can setup a nice tarp. Use a piece of cord to tie up the hood. Putting the pack sack over the top of a walking stick protects the bivvy bag poncho tarp.
Waterproof Hammock Cover
A bivvy bag poncho poncho makes a waterproof hammock cover that is suspended over your hammock to protect you from the rain, wind and shine.
This versatile cover can also be used as a simple shelter or for extra cover at camp as well as much more.