Bivvying in this weather? What kit?
^ what alfabus said.Posted 4 years ago
Cheap £3.99 builders tarp will do. Beg/borrow a bag and mat of someone.
Plan a ride so that you do down to cafe in the morning – easy in the Peak.
Depending on how ‘regular’ you are, take a trowel and couple of sheets.
I also prefer to change out of sweaty kit – shorts particularly – so take some spare grots to sleep in.binnersSubscriber
Sleeping mat, sleeping bag, Hip flask and a short walk to the pub.
It’s great bivvying in this weather. We kipped under the stars, in just sleeping bags, at the bottom of Snowdon. It was fantastic to wake up to glorious sunshine, roll a sleeping bag up, then pick your bike up and head off riding.Posted 4 years agoSTATOMember
Disposable BBQ, some tinnies, and a few of those Chinese lantern things.
Given the recent fire started by a Chinese lantern i think it might be wiser not to bother, especially since everywhere is so dry and since your bivvying its likely you’ll be out int he countryside, be nice if you didnt set it on fire 😆Posted 4 years agopostierichSubscriber
Just done my first Bivi and ride Rob and it was great perfect conditions mind!Posted 4 years ago
Alpkit do some really good kit and well priced
What ever the weather your kit will get damp unless you cover!
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My chest,bivi and Orrin Reservoir. Kit never got damp on this but my synth down jacket was fine enough drying out draped over the bike after the ride up to the reservoir. The sleeping bag wasn’t really needed. It dropped to about 7c and I’d have been fine on the self inflating mat inside the bivi alone.Posted 4 years ago
Orrin bike fish bivi 26 5 13martinxyzMember
I like how it makes me go to sleep at the right time.. and wake up at the right time. If you get a comfy spot and can afford to leave the bag open enough to not suffocate, you get a great nights sleep (with the all important earplugs) As you can see, I’m not bivi’ing tonight!Posted 4 years ago
glad you had a good trip Rob. I ended wild camping of a sorts as I drove all the way to Glenridding to find the campsite I had intended to stay at was full. I ended up camping in the corner of a car park hoping someone wouldn’t come and tell me to move on in the middle of the night. I cycled up Helvellyn and the weather was fantastic, as was the ride.Posted 4 years ago
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