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  • Premier Icon santacoops
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    I’m into it, although need to rethink my kit as its heavier than the moon at the moment.

    MrSparkle
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    Like you Rocketdog – bivvi curious. I have got a plastic spork though…

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    I have got a plastic spork though

    πŸ˜€

    is there a bivi equivalent of Glamping? i like my comforts

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Did loads of it as part of my old job.

    And yeah, love it.

    Just been buying new kit to start again..

    Can’t wait.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    I was thinking when I read the article that it’s probably not something you can do if you’re stuck in the SE – IMO it’d be like camping in the back garden when you were a kid. Surely down here you can’t get far enough away from civilisation to make it worthwhile – you need access to “proper countryside” to do that. Or are there really legions of people out bivvying in the Chilterns & Surrey Hills?

    Mounty_73
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    I like the idea of doing a bivi….I’m very curious…..and I hope I get around to actually doing a bivi trip πŸ˜‰

    I dont usually read the stw mag, but I will be getting this months… πŸ˜‰

    matthewlhome
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    yes, but only a couple of times. Being a bit scaredy cat is the main stopper for me πŸ™‚

    kevj
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    Used to bivi loads before the wife and kids. Still got all the kit mind. Might try to get away one night this summer.

    EDIT:

    Urban bivi-ing in France a few years back;

    yunki
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    always used to bivi when fishing.. or travelling.. sometimes for weeks or months at a time.. but it was a different set of kit designed to be moved by car and wheelbarrow..

    I’m bivi curious but don’t have the lightweight kit..

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    looking at the contents of the latest mag, there’s yet another Bivi article

    how many of you bivi, are thinking of bivving or have no interest at all?

    i’d say i was bivi curious

    TheBrick
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    thepurist – Member
    I was thinking when I read the article that it’s probably not something you can do if you’re stuck in the SE – IMO it’d be like camping in the back garden when you were a kid. Surely down here you can’t get far enough away from civilisation to make it worthwhile – you need access to “proper countryside” to do that. Or are there really legions of people out bivvying in the Chilterns & Surrey Hills?

    Plenty of good places in the SE, south downs is my favourite, the ridgeway looks like it has some good possibility but only ever ridden that on a short rides never bivied there. Even the north downs can be good with care. It’s about choosing your spot carefully so it feels remote, remember even if you camped in a really busy spot at 9 pm at night and 6:30 on the morning it will not be busy! Unless you go into deepest Wales or Scotland you will never be that remote anyway. Just look at a map find a good place to camp and set a route around it.

    cynic-al
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    Bivvi’d a lot on my recent trip to Europe.

    Am wanting to do more.

    UrbanHiker
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    Perhaps we should organize a bivi for virgins trip 😈

    Reckon there’s more of it goes on than you think πŸ˜‰

    http://www.bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/

    In it’s purist form it can be a touch marmite but add a few refinements and it’s great. A trip doesn’t need to be days on end either. Out after work into the hills and back for breakfast is just as valid IMO.

    Houns
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    Also Bivi curious, have been buying some bits and pieces, just need to get out of the door and do it now

    Premier Icon Teetosugars
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    Houns – Member
    Also Bivi curious, have been buying some bits and pieces, just need to get out of the door and do it now

    Right.

    Let’s get something squared away then… Either in Cannock or Delamere..

    Or better still, the Lakes/Peak.

    Gimmie some dates youre free..

    And don’t be getting teh Fakesβ„’ πŸ™‚

    Mounty_73
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    I am slowly building up some half decent kit, then perhaps I will get around to giving it a go.

    Any good bivi spots around Worcestershire ? πŸ˜‰

    TandemJeremy
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    Tent for me. I have bivvyed and its a been a cold wet and miserable experience. You don’t save significant weight over taking a tent.

    Perhaps its because I go into remote corners of Scotland where there is no pub 20 mins away if it rains.

    I have an unused bivvy bag to sell if anyone wants it.

    willard
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    Bivi when I have to, or when I feel like travelling light, tent when I have other people with me.

    Actually, I really like biviing. It feels freer than having a tent.

    thomthumb
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    not as much as i’d like. due to time constraints.

    grantyboy
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    I’ve been buying up the kit this season, intend on getting out and giving it a blast in the next few weeks

    Dave
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    Predictable TJ, predictable ;o)

    We’re heading abroad for our next bivvy adventure, we’re going Alpine :o)

    You missed out tedious πŸ˜‰

    stanley
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    Bivvied last night πŸ™‚

    Just got back home and enjoying my first coffee.

    On top of Mount Famine- Peak District.
    Went up quite late, watched the sun go down whilst enjoying some port and two different cheeses.

    Was a bit windy so I snuggled right up to a dry-stone wall. It was great!

    A farmer appeared first thing on his quad bike; looking for sheep (shearing today)- don’t know who was most surprised to see somebody else!

    gusamc
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    I’ve tarpaulined, which was ok.
    As an alternative I think the Travelodge Β£19 bivi has a lot going for it.

    TandemJeremy
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    RD asked the question – I gave my answer.

    I bet I have bivvyed more nights than most of you. But because my experiences with the downsides have led me away from bivvying I must not comment?

    Ecky-Thump
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    what cheese for bivi-curious?

    stanley
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    As much as I love bivvying, I agree with TJ to some degree. My lightweight tent is only a few grams heavier than the bag, can sit up in it, cook in it, get changed in it, etc. If I was out for more than one night I’d take the tent.

    For me the bivvy shines as it does feel more ‘earthy’. It is quick to set up and leave, it ain’t going to blow down, and it doesn’t need a tent size area to squeeze into!

    UrbanHiker
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    Stanley: Morning, are you shearing?
    Farmer: No, get your own.

    I bet I have bivvyed more nights than most of you. But because my experiences with the downsides have led me away from bivvying I must not comment?

    Oh do stop waving it about will you πŸ˜›

    qwerty
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    I’m bivy curious, I’ve brought a very small tent which needs the door left open so the condensation doesn’t rain down on me, does that count ?

    Yea tent can count, as long as it’s either, small and cramped, very expensive or crap πŸ˜‰

    Bigface0_0
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    I’ve got both tent (gelert Solo) and Bivi (old MOD one), still not really used them I keep buying stuff but never manage to get out…..! its going to happen for sure in a couple of weeks as the SDW keeps calling for me…

    franki
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    I’ve not bivvied, but I’d like to give it a go one day.

    I’m starting to wonder if a ‘virgin’ bivvy trip could be in order like UrbanHiker says πŸ˜‰

    Are all the ‘virgins’ based in the same sort of area?

    Premier Icon miketually
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    I’m bivy-curious, also. I need to Just Do It.

    TandemJeremy
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    so does anyone want a cheap unused bivvybag then?

    kevj
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    TandemJeremy – Member

    so does anyone want a cheap unused bivvybag then?

    Yes, I’ll start the bidding at a pound.

    Bigface0_0
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    Stu, I’m based in Southampton but can travel If a ‘Virgin’ trip is on. After not making it to WRT maybe wales could be the place of choice for a mass bivi fest?

    Tandem J, What Bag is on offer?

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