Three days spent walking though the great scenery of North Wales and sleeping in a bivi. Hiked the Glyderau and explored a little of Twll Du. Packing a light sleep system enables you to move with ease and not be weighed down with a large pack.Read more
Lets get something out the way first. Sleeping in a bivi does require a special type of person. Either you are very hardy and able to cope with claustrophobia. Or someone who is foolhardy enough to cope with rolling around in the dark while accidentally trapped inside their bivi because they cannot find the zip in the dark. Here is our review and field test of the Rab Ridge Raider Bivi.
The bivi experience is dark, cramped and probably a bit damp so why do I use them?
A week spent in Snowdonia wild camping. Such an amazing area with dramatic hills and upland scenery. Didn’t want to leave. It is a shame that wild camping is mostly prohibited in this country. As usual it is a small group of people who ruin it for the rest of us.Read more
The plan was to attend one of those awful ‘work training’ events. You know the ones with lots of organised fun and games. My idea of hell. After the day’s activities (and a few pints at the pub) I managed to slip off into the night and go bivouac somewhere on the hills.Read more
Back to the hills, leaving the tarmac and breathing in fresh cool air. Wild camping in The Black Mountains during winter make a perfect landscape to travel through and when you are carrying everything you need to survive on your back it is a wonderful environment to spend nights out in.Read more
Blue skies and ice tipped grass, the scene that greeted me upon waking up in the Black Mountains. I spent the night struggling to stay warm wild camping in the Brecon Beacons.Read more