BIVY LIFE IS NOT FOR EVERYONE. However, if you're going to spend your nights on the Trail in a Shelter most of the time, it's ideal. Especially if you sleep on your back and you like to snuggle into your covers. In a bivy, you are protected from dirt, shelter mice, and bugs.
- Bivy ... REI Minimalist ... 15 ounces
- Tyvek groundcloth, cut to size ... 2 ounces
- Uberlite Closed Cell Torso Pad [no longer made] ... 4 ounces
- Sylnylon Poncho-Tarp ... 9.5 ounces
- MSR mini-groundhog stakes  ... 2 ounces
- MSR snow stake [use as trowel] ... 1 ounce
- Spectra Cord ... 0.2 ounces
- Zpack Trekking Pole cups  ... 0.2 ounces
- REI Flash Women's 35* sleeping bag ... 28 ounces
- Cocoon Silk Liner ... 4.7 ounces
- Sea to Summit Reactor Plus Thermal Liner ... 9.3 ounces
OR 71.2 ounces or 4 pounds 7.2 ounces
My pack goes under my legs for insulation or I could add a 10 ounce 'blue foam' sleeping pad which I have already cut to size.
My clothing is part of my sleep system. I'll list those weights after I've gathered everything together.
Wearing my clothing and using the heavier liner, I can sleep through any Three-Season Weather on the Appalachian Trail.