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  • Am I going to die tonight…..? (Bivvy content)
  • DrP
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    Hooning rain – check
    50mph gusts – check
    Sleeping under a single skin tarp – check….!

    Had a bivvy night tonight planned for a long time – my group’s last one before christmas…
    I can handle to cold, but the rain is just, well, wet..!!

    At least I’ve got this culinary delight planned for tea!!

    Roast Camembert and Breadsticks for starter.
    Sirloin, cous cous, and steamed veg for main.
    Chocolate dusted almonds as desert…

    Why eat rubbish when you’re cold and wet!

    Wish me luck!

    DrP

    fr0sty125
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    Where abouts? What bivvy bag? What sleeping bag?

    Good man!!
    Enjoy.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I do have a big bivvy urge.

    But i was going to pick my day. Best of luck

    Die, probably not. But I’d think about falling branches

    Premier Icon Mary Hinge
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    Whereabouts?

    Stoopid cold and frozen solid here in Derbyshire this morniing.

    Oh….Good Luck!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Why wait for summer, when you can be a fool in winter? Good luck!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Needs more dried shittake mushrooms.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    Concerned I see no booze in the photo.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    What’s the logic behind the plan ? Doesn’t seem like a great idea to me in all honesty.

    mcmoonter
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    Top tip, go anywhere except the summit of Benarty Hill.

    Last night, ice, snow and a howling wind. Not my picture, I was snug by the stove.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    The wild man of West Sussex waits for nights like this before he roams the South Downs looking for victims.

    You’ll probably be fine.

    Although having ridden around Stanmer in hail, rain and mud last night I don;t envy you spending a night out if it’s a repeat this evening.

    weeksy – Member
    What’s the logic behind the plan ? Doesn’t seem like a great idea to me in all honesty.

    You sound fun.

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    I’m a fun kind of guy… but i’m struggling to get sleeping under a tarp in winter

    I can do a dance for you naked apart from a Santa hat if that helps my fun factor ?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    My guess – yes, you’ll die

    Botulism

    but at least you’ll have no wrinkles

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I can do a dance for you naked apart from a Santa hat if that helps my fun factor ?

    that’s one for the gifs you could watch all day thread!

    [edit] perhaps not.

    πŸ˜‰

    DrP
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    What’s the logic behind the plan ?

    We haven’t yet bivvied in December, and one of our lot could only make tonight…
    I blame him (Tommo…) personally.

    DrP

    DrP
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    The wild man of West Sussex waits for nights like this before he roams the South Downs looking for victims.

    Shhh, you’ll scare my victims friends away..

    DrP

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Based on your Strava segments I reckon he’ll get Jimbo first if you have to start your get away with an uphill ride so make sure you camp at the bottom of a bowl πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    If M&S did bivying…. πŸ˜€

    Have fun!

    29erKeith
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    proper cold\snow\ice bivy in winter any day over a damp spring\autumn for me any time. As long as your warm enough in your bag you’ll be fine.

    Enjoy!

    maxray
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    Had intended on doing all the solstices (solsti?) this year but only managed the summer one… On my list for next year.

    Ainsley Harriott??

    It won’t kill you but it won’t be pleasant.

    faustus
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    It sounds like great fun, but i’d urge caution: let the conditions dictate when you go out, and I think they’re saying don’t bother! The weather looks pretty terrible, and although you’ll probably be fine, if you do get into trouble you’ll be in a worse position than if the weather was OK. Also, good luck keeping your stove going in 50mph winds to cook that lump of meat!

    peachos
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    DrG wrote:

    Ainsley Harriott??
    It won’t kill you but it won’t be pleasant.

    Have you tried those cous cous packets then? cheap, quick & tasty. perfect i’d say.

    good luck for tonight, you could be up for a cracker. some lovely mornings this week, though our weds night ride was well off the grim-o-meter…

    peterfile
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    I’ve just looked at the weather forecast for the South Downs…sheeesh! It’s bloody warmer than we get in spring! Lows of 10 degrees!!!!!!

    MTFU πŸ˜‰

    townydc
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    Lashed it down in Kent last night half way round our normal weekly ride, still got wet with waterproof gear on, good luck sleeping out if it rains, can’t wait to hear the report, and see some pics too?

    Have you tried those cous cous packets then? cheap, quick & tasty

    No on principal. I suspect you are right on two counts. However, the op is excused on the grounds of not having an oven this evening.

    warton
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    if you do get into trouble you’ll be in a worse position than if the weather was OK

    This. think of the worst case scenario, and then factor in the weather

    peachos
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    No on principal. I suspect you are right on two counts. However, the op is excused on the grounds of not having an oven this evening.

    give em a try, they’re not that bad!

    Some folk must have an odd definition of the word ‘fun’. In my fancy lectronic dictionary it says ‘light hearted amusement (for) enjoyment’.
    Looks more like something you’d do in an absolute dire emergency to me!

    Who do you think you are, Ranulph Fiennes?

    Still, whatever floats your boat. (& I do admire your sense of adventure btw, cos mine used to be like that, a bit.) πŸ™‚

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    Enjoy!

    Cant say wild mushroom is the best Ainsley Harriot meal, the dhal comes up better, and spicy for the cold nights.
    Dont forget dry socks, even more important than alcohol!!
    Enjoy.

    Good choice of food..
    These are my current favourites while out.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Those Look What We Found bags are all ace… Can cook them in the bag too, though, I always kind of expect that to end in disaster if I’m honest!

    Hmm, quite fancy doing a bit of bivvying myself. Can’t be jaffed at this time of year though. Looking forward to camping out with the chimp when he hits school age.

    Premier Icon pb2
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    Best of luck, nothing ventured, nothing gained.We survived (just) Stu’s ” Bear Bones Welsh Krimbo bimble) last Sat/Sun. The driving rain and very high winds did not relent until gone 20.00 and we set off at 12.30. Even in a dense pine forest trying to set up that level of wind and rain was a lesson in keeping calm & collected when your body and brain were hell bent on shutting down for the evening. Once I got under cover, changed my clothes and got the first round of hot food/liquids inside I started to come to terms with the weather. The rain provided a good supply of fresh water :-). Once in my bag, temp wise all was good but waking up at 02.00 to find a small puddle had formed around me was not my happiest recollection, ditto 09.00 Sunday wringing out drenched riding clothes (fresh base layer was the only dry item)to then put on and instantly start to chill was also a low point. To add insult to injury, Sunday started out clear but very windy, windy enough to have to pedal down hills but as the wind speed reduced the rain came back. I have never been happier to get back in my old x-trail and get the heated seats on and head for home.

    Apparently its all character building ! Enjoy and please let us know how you got on.

    fergal
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    Why? you are not trying to be the first to reach the south pole, or climb the north face of the Eiger, that’s the whole point of a bivy, it’s a means to an end, you suffer because you have to.
    I must admit the risk adverse, going to sleep behind Tescos in a field is rather amusing, a bit like children spending the night in a tent in their own backyard, bless.

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    Op, how are you cooking the meat?

    DrP
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    if you do get into trouble you’ll be in a worse position than if the weather was OK

    Well, yes, I suppose so. But that applies to car journeys, roller coaster rides, and promenade walks too….

    Why…? it’s fun going camping with friends. It’s fun testing your gear and tenacity agains nature. It’s fun making camping gear (bags, stoves etc) and using them where they ‘should’ be used….

    Really it’s grown(ish) men playing Boy Scouts with knives and fire…
    It just so happens this is the only night available we can all come out to play…..

    DrP

    Am I going to die tonight…..?

    The bloke who only brought a pot noodle may kill you for the steak

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