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…..

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  1. OWDBUM says:

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

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  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™‚

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  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

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  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).

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  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.

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  7. terrybnd says:

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

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  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!

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  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™‚

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  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

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic blogcam post mate, love it.
    Twigs.

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  12. terrybnd says:

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

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  13. Anonymous says:

    You know me too well mate. πŸ™‚
    Twigs

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  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.
    Cheers,
    Ben.

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  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™‚

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  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.

    Ben.

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