suspended bivouac shelter

Bivouac shelters date back to Napoleon Wars, referring to a guard on night watch duty, inside any kind of improvised shelter.

Charlie Hailey in Camps, his guide to 21st-century space, refers to two examples of vertical camping working as single shelters: suspended tents used in long-last mountaineering and children tree hammocks for summer camps. These hybrids of hammocks and tents make “tree camping and cliff camping reorient the grounding of camp’s spaces, to harness, poetically and technically, the tensile nature of tent camping.” [HAILEY, C.: Camps. The MIT Press 2009]

[image1> Wall camp at the Arctic Circle via victoria.blogware] [image2> children tree camp in barres, France from Charlie Hailey’s Camps]

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