Category Archives: Camping

Bracken, Bivi and Benchmarks

I’d not camped, or been on anything more than a short local walk, since the TGO Challenge in May and I was looking forward to sleeping outdoors after a tiring walk.  Leaving home at 0800 it took me two and … Continue reading

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TGOC2018 – Shiel Bridge to Peterhead – A summary report

My previous ten TGO Challenge crossings have all started from different places and this year it was the turn of Shiel Bridge which is, I believe, always the most popular start point …. so way down my preference list (what … Continue reading

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Bivvying for softies in the Carneddau (or somewhere near there)

What I needed for this trip was no rain.  My Paramo Velez smock’s pocket zip is broken so I was wearing my Montane smock for this trip and it is not waterproof.  Saturday’s forecast looked drier than Friday’s so I … Continue reading

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Mobile Solar Chargers 6W Compact USB 5V/1A folding solar panel charger – First look

I go into the mountains to get away from the daily humdrum of work, decisions, and technology.  What could be more relaxing than camping under the stars miles from civilisation? When I first starting wild camping, I remember a mild … Continue reading

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A snowy tarp camp in the Peak District

I do like camping in cold weather.  With the right clothes, gear and shelter a wintry camp is very refreshing and much more pleasant than camping in the damp weather we get so much of in the later months of … Continue reading

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Minera / Esclusham bivi

When considering how to open this blog post, I had a quick look back at a previous post and realised I was going to say exactly the same thing: love sleeping outside ….. very busy …. no time for long … Continue reading

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Pre-TGOC Daunder 2017 – Part 2

In the morning, as usual, I felt the inside of my flysheet for condensation so that I could dry it off before I packed up.  Hm? That’s odd ….. no condensation.  The wind had dropped, so there should be some.  … Continue reading

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