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Apr 2, 2009, 10:57 PM

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Re: [garrettweaver] Bivying in a belay seat
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Yeah, spending a night in a belay seat on purpose would be my idea of smart like tractor. There are seriously better options for cheap. On the dirtbag side, sleep with your swami and leg loops on while lounging in a string hammock or a Wallmart special cot slung up on 1" webbing.
OR for more comfortable, swami only options (ie, more comfortable)... On the manufactured side check ebay for a used Fish or A5 ledge. Other options are to go for a Fish econoledge, Fish one-nite-stand, or a manufactured single point hammock (I think there was an A5 hammock on ebay recently... maybe it was a B.A.T.?).
The other option depends on your ability to call in favours, sell ideas, or is directly related to how much tallent you have in making things. Yes you can make your own ledge... a krustyledge, or something more along the line of what is commercially available. If you have the means it can be half the price of a ledge... if you don't, well it costs about the same as a ledge with 1,000,000,000,000,000 times the effort.

If you're thinking about open bivi's in a seat I'm assuming your plan is in a good weather window in a dry place... at least for your sake I hope it is.
Hey, it can be done. Guys like Billy Davidson used to sleep in slings, by choice... then again Billy was... well, lets just say that he ended up living the life of a nomad on teh west coast, paddeling a kayak, living off the land, and surviving like royalty (in a have everything your honestly "need" way) for years... basically he was tougher than all of the users of combined.
Personally, I really like ledges, or flat ground.

(This post was edited by the_climber on Apr 2, 2009, 11:25 PM)

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