Monthly Archives: November 2011


I tested out the Asylum Bivy from The North Face the other night. Overall, I was pretty impressed. Temps were in the mid-20s with a stiff wind. Easy to setup for the first time, even in the dark with gloves on. It held up great in the wind and was pretty roomy around my face. I’ll have a full review coming later this winter once we put the bivy through the ringer.


There have been some amazing colors in the morning sky this week. With the clocks pushed back, the sun is coming up an hour earlier. It makes getting out of bed much easier and also means that winter is coming!