Richard Bucker

too hot and humid

Posted at — Aug 18, 2018

Last night I thought I would try my setup. I was in the bivy(net tent) for 30 minutes before I had to give up. It was simply too hot and not having my gear with me meant I could not really get comfortable.The configuration was in my backyard which is not very big but has hedges which limit any sort of breeze. I do not know what the DPI is, however, keep in mind that net tents do restrict airflow. The bivy is considered a wide bivy, however, its still kinda small and depending on my position I was touching one side or the other so I was going to get pit had there been bugs.But there was a lot to learn:Black tarps dry quickly even in the early morning, however, it get’s hot… very hotthis is a 6' wide tarp so at 3' high I get good rain coverage… the rain in FL does not exclusively rain down… there is plenty of sideways rain.If I had put the tarp at 4' then I might have received a better breeze but then I would have been a little more exposed.wet from the rain or wet from sweat… which one? Wet gear?