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Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« on: October 06, 2010 »

All being well will be doing a quick overnighter on binnian this thursday night.. Going up with one other so he can put the ghost of his previous overnighter on binnian to bed and to try out his new hunka bivvy bag . All welcome
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010 »

Looks like lovely weather for it too. Better than last time anyways!

You bivvying or tenting?
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010 »

It has to be the bivvy . Never done a bivvy till I came onto this site and I have caught the bivvy bug ..can't put my finger on it but there is just something special about it
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010 »

Can't recommend it highly enough, nothing better than waking up looking at the sky. Just make sure you know a few tarp setups for if it's windy. It all looks dead easy when you're reading about it on the internet but when it's blowing 40 on the side of a mountain and the suns going down confidence can drop a bit :D

It has to be the bivvy . Never done a bivvy till I came onto this site and I have caught the bivvy bug ..can't put my finger on it but there is just something special about it
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010 »

Have been practicing my tarps any chance I can but after the last bivvy I have a big rip in it so the duct tape is in use ..as for the wind the stronger the better  ;D
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010 »

Or ditch the tarp altogether and just bivvy under the stars :)  I felt a lot better after I packed away my tarp on Binnian and just slept out in the open... no worrying about it blowing away during the night etc.
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010 »

Wish I could make it but during the week is a no no for me sorry.
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010 »

Or ditch the tarp altogether and just bivvy under the stars :)  I felt a lot better after I packed away my tarp on Binnian and just slept out in the open... no worrying about it blowing away during the night etc.

That's what I am planning tarps are for big girls  :o
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2010 »

You do realise you can sleep under it, you don't actually have to make a dress out of it :P

I still like a tarp, head under, rest of you out plus plenty of space tp store gear / cook in the rain. If it's nice you can still elect to not sleep under it.

That's what I am planning tarps are for big girls  :o
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2010 »

Points taken I will go stand in corner  :'(

I always bring my tarp with me as it can be a nice pillow and the cooking under shelter will always win hands down if it's pouring . When you made your dress I take it duct tape was used for hem line instead of safety pins  :-*
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2010 »

Tarp and duct tape is all the rage on the Paris catwalks and this years autumn colour will be DPM green. Ponchos are soooo last year.


Points taken I will go stand in corner  :'(

I always bring my tarp with me as it can be a nice pillow and the cooking under shelter will always win hands down if it's pouring . When you made your dress I take it duct tape was used for hem line instead of safety pins  :-*
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2010 »

Can't stay over but I would be up for a bit of a night hike. What time and where are you start out from?

(erm...you see the wind forecast  ;D )

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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2010 »

Can't stay over but I would be up for a bit of a night hike. What time and where are you start out from?

(erm...you see the wind forecast  ;D )

I did see the wind and so did my mate and he is 50/50 if he wants to do it now  :-\ after last time he was grumpy due to lack of sleep ..

If he don't do it I might head up from Carrick little around 6 and rough it out on lamagan . Windy but not that cold will no better 2mor what is happening and I will send you txt when I get up (nightshift at the mo)
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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2010 »

k, catch you later. Will prob not get there until 7ish.

Looks like the wind is going to be blowing straight up the Annalong Valley from the sea...bring pegs....lots of pegs  ;D

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Re: Bivvy 7th oct Binnian
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010 »

k, catch you later. Will prob not get there until 7ish.

Looks like the wind is going to be blowing straight up the Annalong Valley from the sea...bring pegs....lots of pegs  ;D

No prob I will see what I can do  ;)

No tarp just my bivvy so no pegs needed hopefully
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