Bivi, do you?
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?Posted 6 years agoTheBrickMember
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.Posted 6 years ago
Reckon there’s more of it goes on than you think 😉
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.Posted 6 years agoTeetosugarsSubscriber
Houns – Member
Also Bivi curious, have been buying some bits and pieces, just need to get out of the door and do it now
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 Fakes™ 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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.Posted 6 years agostanleyMember
Bivvied last night 🙂
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!Posted 6 years agostanleyMember
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!Posted 6 years ago
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