Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

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jBay
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Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

Post by jBay » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:49 pm

Has anyone added a side zip, hoop or hood?
Or even added an extra strip of material to increase the volume to get a mat inside?

Looking for ideas or examples, thanks

benp1
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Re: Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

Post by benp1 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm

Added more to get the mat inside?!

Mine is huge, I could have a party in there. OK, slight exaggeration, I can get me, mat and bag inside with loads of room to spare. I'm 6'3 with a large mat and a long bag/quilt

jBay
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Re: Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

Post by jBay » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:52 pm

Too tight with a LW Exped UL7 Mat for me and my big feet :)

Cheddar Man
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Re: Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

Post by Cheddar Man » Mon May 06, 2019 11:08 am

benp1 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Added more to get the mat inside?!

Mine is huge, I could have a party in there. OK, slight exaggeration, I can get me, mat and bag inside with loads of room to spare. I'm 6'3 with a large mat and a long bag/quilt
I'm the same, I would rather take a bit out of mine, it's brilliant and bombproof, but flippin eck, I reckon at a squeeze I could get my bike in as well!

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Re: Modifying an Army Bivi Bag

Post by jBay » Fri May 10, 2019 6:36 pm

Phase 1
draw cord replaced with shock cord
Adjust with cord locks in three places - original and both shoulder .
So it can be tight round you, but the hood remains lose like a flap.

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