[pct-l] ALERT......... hiker suffecates in bivy sack

Reinhold Metzger reinholdmetzger at cox.net
Tue Sep 26 19:47:25 CDT 2006

Lindy wrote.........what is the best way to prevent this, not cover your
face with the bivy?
That is one way.  Many bivy's have a small canopy that allow you to not
fully zip the bivy and still be covered. If the bivy is made from none
breathable material without a vent, install a vent and a small
canopy..........  IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.
If you wrap up in a none breathable tarp make sure you put your pack,
boots,rock or any object that will keep one end open for ventilation.

JMT Reinhold

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