/ Bothy bag and the single walker

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Flinticus 29 Nov 2019

It seems all bothy bags sold are for 2+ people.

Does it work as a concept for the lone walker? I'm wondering how you get a structure to it. It seems to rely on opposing individuals bodies pulling the fabric 'tight'

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PaulJepson 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

In a survival situation it will be fine.

For a brew you can make do with your pack as your +1 if it's big enough. Stick your feet up against it.

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Flinticus 29 Nov 2019
In reply to PaulJepson:

Thanks!

And now to add a real combination!

With a dog?? Anyone try it?

I should probably give it a few test runs.

Post edited at 15:39
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ScottTalbot 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

Maybe chuck one end over a rock.

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Stefan Jacobsen 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

Let the dog sit ‘on the floor’ and the backpack ‘on the seat’ next to you. Brew on the floor between your legs. Hope the dog isn’t too big

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Mal Grey 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

As above, use your bag in the other end, unless your pup is extremely well trained to sit perfectly still in a flapping bag. Even feet stretched outwards should hold down the opposite end. Can be a handful to get sorted if its really windy...and it always is when you want to use it.

My Rab 2 person one is pretty tight for two. That would be an advantage in a survival situation, less space to warm up, but its not really comfy for two as a lunch shelter. Unless you're very friendly and don't mind limbs intertwined!

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marsbar 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

Sounds like something to try in advance with the dog in the garden and with a few treats to get full cooperation. 

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Basemetal 29 Nov 2019
In reply to Flinticus:

Or  use poles, or just your legs stretched. As a single walker you get more of groundsheet to sit on.  Works fine!

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