Bivi chat – who's chomping at the bit?
for food you want army rat packs, 24 hour pack, all precooked so just needs heating if you want it hot and you can still use the water for a brew. about 4k calories in one small box so good for a couple of days at least with a couple of energy bars thrown in. lots of menus and the spotted dick and custard is lovely after after a long hard day 😀
water wise just take some iodine tablets/netralisers and coffer filter papers to remove any sediment and you can happily get water form any source in the wilds no problems at all. You should easily be able to get 2-3 days of kit into a 30 litre rucksack including all your sleeping gear or you just haven't got the nack. 😉Posted 7 years ago
no worries mike_check, I'm one of those odd types that's been biviying for years so have all sorts of tips learned for experience in crappy weather up bloomin big mountains. Army choccy pud in a bag is still good soul food even when eaten cold, zipped up fully in a bag in a thunderstorm sitting on a small ledge 😯Posted 7 years agopauleMember
Good food tip I've used is to take packs of flavoured cous-cous. You can pour boiling water into the pack, leave it for a few minutes and then it's ready to eat…. only utensil needed is a plastic chippy fork or teaspoon and there's no washing up.
If you don't mind the extra bulk, a jetboil is awesome for hot water/drinksPosted 7 years agotrail_ratMember
tyvek makes a good tarp too 😉
i got an eyelet reinforcing kit from the ironmongers and turned some tyvek into a nice tarp
im in the duvet jacket and light bag camp.
i was too warm when i car bivyed (that is bivying outside the car because theres **** all room for a tent)up at strathpuffer -10 comfort synthetic bag , rab bivy bag , thermarest and a ATG 650 fill down jacket – great nights sleep though
summer time i use a ajungaluk tundra combined with a pair of altura winter cruizers and a down 650 fill vest if its a cold night – no thermarest. the vest also makes a good pillow if stuffed into a dry bag and the dry bag is covered with a buff – stops face sticking to itPosted 7 years agoTandemJeremyMember
tazzymtb How heavy? I have eaten ration packs years ago – they were very heavy for the amount of calories as nothing was dehydrated. Lots of packaging in that lot as well. I could put you together 4000 calories of tasty food that is all dehydrated – thats what I use when light camping. 4000 calories is hardly a days worth if you are cyclingPosted 7 years ago
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