- Am I going to die tonight…..? (Bivvy content)
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!
DrPPosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years agofaustusSubscriber
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!Posted 4 years agopeachosMemberDrG wrote:
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…Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
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.) 🙂Posted 4 years agopb2Subscriber
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.Posted 4 years agofergalMember
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.Posted 4 years ago
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.
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…..
DrPPosted 4 years ago
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