Saturday, 27 March 2010


Two more nights in the woods....think Tiney is getting a bit fed up with being cold and wet. First night was rainy and warm - appear for an hour at dawn when the temperature dropped really cold for about 30 minutes when I had to pull on all the clothes I'd stripped off at the start of the night. The second night started wet and was just plain cold by about midnight...nice to wake up to clear skys though. Got the camp routine pretty sorted...feed and water dog, get her settled on her bed. Then into sleeping bag and bivvy. Boil some noodles on the jet boil, chuck in a tin of sweetcorn then some sardines and tomatoe sauce...consume then turn in for the night.

Learnt my lesson after some really cold nights in February and then again in March- my old 4 season bag has had its day...just gone out an bought a army surplus arctic sleeping winter should be warmer and the central zipper makes it easy to get in and out. Its a medium lenght but its only just long enough. Hopefully some bootneck previous owner hasn't washed the insulation to nothing!