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Bivi of Summer - North Wales 2018/09/30

Managed to grab three days and spend it 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.

I used a bivi, ‘woobie’ and the back panel made of foam that comes in my Osprey Mutant as my roll mat. These proved to be more than adequate in the hills with the warm weather. However one night with a clear sky the temperature dropped low and I felt the chill of the approaching night.

A ‘woobie’ is slang for a Poncho Liner. This is basically a synthetic filled blanket with tie points around the edge so you can turn it into a square sleeping bag. It is incredibly lightweight and versatile.

Also trying to experiment a little with different wild camping cooking ideas. Bringing some fresh veg along I managed to steam it above some noodles. The addition of a little soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic really helped add depth.

-Sunny

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