Watch: TACT Bivvy 6-Ounce Emergency Sleeping Bag

   10.11.16

Watch: TACT Bivvy 6-Ounce Emergency Sleeping Bag

I’d call this a modern twist on the old silver Mylar space blankets, and chances are that it’s been around for a while. But there have got to be plenty of folks out there who haven’t heard of this before.

It’s the TACT Bivvy, which is a $20 “emergency sleeping bag.” Basically it’s a tough plastic bag lined with silver Mylar, “which reflects 90% of your body heat.”

The guy in the video says, “With this bag, you can survive in extreme cold winds, rain, or snow.”

It seems like a good idea, and there have been times while hunting when I would have gladly crawled inside of a big plastic bag if I’d had one, and that’s me hunting in the southeastern USA. I can certainly see the use for it when hunting in colder climates, farther from “civilization.”

(Photo: Survival Frog)
(Photo: Survival Frog)

 

This isn’t the only one out there. There’s also a SOL Bivvy, which I’ve seen selling for all kinds of prices, from $13.29 up to $45. Heck, the SOL website prices it at a whopping $60!

(Photo: Survive Outdoors Longer)
(Photo: Survive Outdoors Longer)

If you can pick them up for the right price, these things might be very useful in a survival situation. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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