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Micro tarp bivi on Minera Mountain – and loads of kit observations

I love sleeping outside.  The main reason I go walking is so I can sleep outside but I never seem to have enough time for proper multi-day trips.  I’ve done no camping since May and I’m conscious that the summer … Continue reading

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Minera Mountain bivi camp – and sore feet

After last week’s excessively detailed planning list, it was time to stop talking and get walking.  I threw a few things in a rucksack….. well, sort of.  I threw a few things in a rucksack on Friday night then tipped … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 2

The door to the snug opened and two huge rucksacks entered the room.  I’d had ten seconds notice of the new arrivals so it was the two young men, rather than me, who were surprised to find they had company.  … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 1

I’d known for ages that I’d have the whole Christmas and New Year period off work, so I’d had a while to plan a winter trip to mid Wales.  Snow, ice, cold …. would I need my axe and crampons?  … Continue reading

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Vaude Bivi 1P – Second night – Stars and ice

Six months ago I bought a Vaude Bivi 1P and had a midge-infested night in the rain in the Forest of Bowland.  Since then, I have been wanting to try the bivi out on a cold winter night using my … Continue reading

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Vaude Bivi 1P – First night – Midges and rain

I had three objectives for this trip: Test out my new Vaude bivi Pack everything required for an overnight camp into a 22 litre rucksack Go for a walk I just about met Objective 2, although I had to leave … Continue reading

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First impressions: Vaude Bivi 1P

I love camping.  I like the idea of sleeping out in the open and close to Nature; but sometimes I want to get closer than a tent allows.  I already have a Rab Survival Zone bivi – which is just … Continue reading

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