Author Topic: Bivvying Tonight?  (Read 4752 times)

Oscar's dad

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2020, 11:41:46 am »
A little bored I am which has led me to spend 30ish quid on an eBay tarp, a couple of poles and a bit more paracord.  I already have a Hunka bivvy bag, mat and sleeping bag.

I'm thinking a back garden bivvy might be fun.  Anyone else up for it?  If so perhaps we can agree on a date in the foreseeable and do it together in a not together kinda way.

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2020, 11:53:11 am »
I might go hammock. I don't own a bivvy bag, borrowed thr one for our Mersea trip and I'm a bit put off as know there's a few rats about in my garden currently.... They're being dealt with shall we say

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2020, 12:01:42 pm »
I might go hammock. I don't own a bivvy bag, borrowed thr one for our Mersea trip and I'm a bit put off as know there's a few rats about in my garden currently.... They're being dealt with shall we say

Sounds good  :thumbsup:  We try to agree a date, why not join the virtual MEMWNS this evening so we can discuss?

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2020, 12:14:13 pm »
MEN With No Shame ?

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2020, 12:17:58 pm »
MEN With No Shame ?

You're not a million miles from the truth but actually this.  And we do have female participants too  :thumbsup:

bludger

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2020, 12:31:45 pm »
I did the NHS garden camp-out a few weeks ago - I slept on a hard standing as everything else is uneven. it was pretty fun!
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2020, 12:37:41 pm »
I did the NHS garden camp-out a few weeks ago - I slept on a hard standing as everything else is uneven. it was pretty fun!

I missed that, time to catch up!

Pedal Castro

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2020, 09:10:31 pm »
I did a virtual ride in Flanders this afternoon, now camping in the garden with Rochefort 10 and Westveleteren 12  ;D

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2020, 03:22:48 pm »
I did the NHS garden camp-out a few weeks ago - I slept on a hard standing as everything else is uneven. it was pretty fun!

I missed that, time to catch up!

It's quite a big deal. Running again on May Bank holiday. I did the Easter one and tried out my new carcamping tesnt. Very pleased with the Robens Pioneer EX3. Very well put together and acres of room. If I ever go cycletouring in the winter I might just consider taking it at 2.8 kg.
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2020, 03:25:21 pm »
I did the NHS garden camp-out a few weeks ago - I slept on a hard standing as everything else is uneven. it was pretty fun!

I missed that, time to catch up!

It's quite a big deal. Running again on May Bank holiday. I did the Easter one and tried out my new carcamping tesnt. Very pleased with the Robens Pioneer EX3. Very well put together and acres of room. If I ever go cycletouring in the winter I might just consider taking it at 2.8 kg.

May Bank Holiday might work!

Regulator

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2020, 04:18:42 pm »
A little bored I am which has led me to spend 30ish quid on an eBay tarp, a couple of poles and a bit more paracord.  I already have a Hunka bivvy bag, mat and sleeping bag.

I'm thinking a back garden bivvy might be fun.  Anyone else up for it?  If so perhaps we can agree on a date in the foreseeable and do it together in a not together kinda way.

Ooh - I might be up for this, if it were a weekend night...  :thumbsup:
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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2020, 05:04:19 pm »
A little bored I am which has led me to spend 30ish quid on an eBay tarp, a couple of poles and a bit more paracord.  I already have a Hunka bivvy bag, mat and sleeping bag.

I'm thinking a back garden bivvy might be fun.  Anyone else up for it?  If so perhaps we can agree on a date in the foreseeable and do it together in a not together kinda way.

Ooh - I might be up for this, if it were a weekend night...  :thumbsup:

Gulp.  And you know where I live. Remember social distancing  ;D :-*

Regulator

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2020, 07:25:51 am »
A little bored I am which has led me to spend 30ish quid on an eBay tarp, a couple of poles and a bit more paracord.  I already have a Hunka bivvy bag, mat and sleeping bag.

I'm thinking a back garden bivvy might be fun.  Anyone else up for it?  If so perhaps we can agree on a date in the foreseeable and do it together in a not together kinda way.

Ooh - I might be up for this, if it were a weekend night...  :thumbsup:

Gulp.  And you know where I live. Remember social distancing  ;D :-*

We could do remote back garden bivvying.   The WiFi reaches into our garden.
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I completely agree with Reg.

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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2020, 07:31:47 am »
Reg, after much deliberation it’s been decided you can take part but you have to dress up as The Mad Monk again!

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2020, 10:00:14 am »
It's my daughters birthday next week & she's asked to celebrate with garden camping.  She's a little nervous of it but has agreed that she & I will bivy/tarp whilst the wife (who is not up for the idea at all) and youngest will go in one of the tents  :thumbsup:

Will be the first use of my 'new' bivy, not quite the circumstances planned, but a nice way to get some use of it all the same. 

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2020, 05:47:25 pm »
I slept out last night my excuse was to try out a new bike parking system and my newly arrived sea to summit sleeping pad and it is great to vary routine a bit.  The new pad the ultralight insulated with pump was fine.  I had not read anywhere about the "pillow lock" system.  It was too late to put the sticky stuff on last night so I did it today.  Being a picky sort with pillows I have one of the approved sea to summit pillows, issues with balance make me picky.  The stuff you stick on does not seem very sticky but the pillow definitely "sticks" to the pads.  So one up for sea to summit.

iddu

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2020, 02:57:05 pm »
Off to try the (new) Elan tonight - could be a baptism of fire for it, better make sure I'm well anchored / sheltered ;D
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2020, 03:04:03 pm »
Off to try the (new) Elan tonight - could be a baptism of fire for it, better make sure I'm well anchored / sheltered ;D

Yes, fill you pockets with rocks or your bivvy might turn into some sort of airship!

iddu

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2020, 11:11:42 pm »
‘tis fine; on the Wansdyke above Pewsey, but lovely flat space surrounded by trees, so it’s like the eye of the storm.

Night John boy....
I'd offer you some moral support - but I have questionable morals.

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2020, 07:23:38 am »
‘tis fine; on the Wansdyke above Pewsey, but lovely flat space surrounded by trees, so it’s like the eye of the storm.

Night John boy....

How’s it this morning?  Did you get blown away?  ;D

Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #45 on: August 22, 2020, 01:55:04 pm »
‘tis fine; on the Wansdyke above Pewsey, but lovely flat space surrounded by trees, so it’s like the eye of the storm.

Night John boy....

How’s it this morning?  Did you get blown away?  ;D
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iddu

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2020, 09:54:10 pm »
No, It's fine; didn't notice anything overnight at all.

Being a side sleeper though the Elan wa s a bit tight at the sholders (in vertical plane), but that's probably due to using the Exped 9cm mat; I'll try it with a 5cm.
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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2020, 07:00:19 am »
No, It's fine; didn't notice anything overnight at all.

Being a side sleeper though the Elan wa s a bit tight at the sholders (in vertical plane), but that's probably due to using the Exped 9cm mat; I'll try it with a 5cm.

May I ask how wide you are at the shoulders? My Elan is on its way and I side sleep.
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iddu

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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2020, 09:53:50 am »
Scapula-Scapula: 18cm
Outside edges: ~49cm

It was a thick mat (Exped 9cm) thobut, normally it’d be the Soloist tent (for colder times), which has more room - I’ll see what a Cloudbase (5cm) fits/feels like when it turns up...bivvy somewhere on the way to Peak District end Sept.
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Re: Bivvying Tonight?
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2020, 01:30:39 pm »
Scapula-Scapula: 18cm
Outside edges: ~49cm

It was a thick mat (Exped 9cm) thobut, normally it’d be the Soloist tent (for colder times), which has more room - I’ll see what a Cloudbase (5cm) fits/feels like when it turns up...bivvy somewhere on the way to Peak District end Sept.

I'm only 47cm and my NeoAir is 6.5cm so it should be ok. I like the look of the Cloudbase. The shape seems good for comfortable sleeping.
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