terrybndBLOGCAM – A bivouac in the Chiltern Hills

Quick post this – just got back from a fab trip in the Chiltern Hills filming for a client and back out to the Peak District for a few days shooting more video. Really enjoyed my bivvy in this scenic corner of southern England. Hopefully, I’ll be heading back that way soon…..


16 Comments Add yours

  1. OWDBUM says:

    slightly squiffy there old son…but still making absolute sense…great vid, not sure about the bivvi though….


  2. Carl says:

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  3. Carl says:

    Looks like your having a good time there mate, that's what it is all about πŸ™‚


  4. chris sumner says:

    I have lived under a bivvy for years when i was in the army, in the desert, arctic, jungle ETC
    i am in the same boat as you Terry, I prefer a tent as then you have the option of both ways of sleeping


  5. terrybnd says:

    @OWDBUM – I wasn't that bad! LOL

    @Carl – Couldn't agree more, mate. Was a fab bivvy. Perfect.

    @chris sumner – I know what you mean. Bivvy's have a place and I enjoy using them. But a tent in the UK is much more flexible and comfortable, for sure. Just my thoughts – not slagging off bivvying (why would I? I chose to do it on this trip).


  6. Warthog says:

    boozed up bivvying, my idea of fun. i'm a tarp and hammock man,great fun trying to get in your hammock after a few beers.


  7. terrybnd says:

    @Warthog – I wasn't that bad ya know LOL Was a good bivy though πŸ˜‰


  8. I'll admit, I am more of a fair weather bivvier… but it is a blast. Is that the Jupiter Terry? Nice bit of kit but I reckon it's a bit snug for me. I can also recommend a few drinks before hitting the sack!


  9. Willowisp says:

    Im a self confessed bivvier although have never tried the hooped bivi.

    I just love the freedom of laying down when ever and where ever I fancy and with such a small footprint and no need for pegs you have lots of options.

    Looks like you found yourself a fine option there πŸ™‚


  10. terrybnd says:

    @Northern Walker – Well, it's just common sense etc aint it. The bivvy is a Rab Ridge Raider, mate. I await your drink recommendations with a drooling mouth πŸ˜‰

    @Willowisp – Thanks. I prefer the hooped bivvies now πŸ™‚ Helps keep the damp or condensation at bay by moving the air around inside. I used a summer down bag for this trip. All was well. Plus, it's eVENT fabric – which is very breathable for a waterproof membrane fabric


  11. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic blogcam post mate, love it.


  12. terrybnd says:

    Ought with beer in it and camping and you love it, Twigs LOL πŸ˜‰


  13. Anonymous says:

    You know me too well mate. πŸ™‚


  14. bsdowling says:

    Hi Terry,

    Great vid, got a laugh from me.
    I am interested in the Rab ridge raider and was wondering what you think of it? Any issues with condensation?
    I climbed in one the other day and found it fairly spacious.


  15. terrybnd says:

    @bsdowling – Sorry for the late reply. Been away for a few days (as usual). I really like it, Ben. Not had one condensation issue yet. I think the eVent fabric helps and the fact it's a single looped bivvy. Helps circulate the air etc.

    I have some niggles but that's for a review due in the next few weeks.

    Otherwise, as I said – I love it so far! πŸ™‚


  16. bsdowling says:

    Cheers for getting back to me. After looking at various bivi's and climbing in a few I found this one best. And once again your recommendation has sealed the deal!
    I like rab products generally and after your review of the alpine 600 I bought that and loved it. So hopefully this will live up to the billing.
    I will be using it next week on a multi day trip.
    Look forward to your review.



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