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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-04-28 19:39:56
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This post is dedicated to 2 things. Firstly, as a display of thanks and appreciation to selfless and generous @scoteaster who hooked me up with my amazing new bivvy, for which I am forever grateful. Thank you Scot 🤜🏻🤛🏻 . . Secondly, to my review of the bivvy to hopefully help some others out if they're undecided on what to go for. The Outdoor Research Helium is 510g, half the weight of the bag I was originally going to buy (the Rab Ridge Raider). Now for a self-confessed Rab addict like myself, I was looking for reasons not to buy the Ridge Raider (as a perfect match for my Rab Neutrino Endurance 600 sleeping bag 😍) and the light weight was the main factor in the Helium catching my eye (also it's about £100 cheaper). At barely 8 & a half stone wet through, I needed something that I could easily carry on long hikes day after day. I should have started by saying I was only interested in hooped bivvy bags from the outset. As a bivvy virgin I felt I needed something as similar as possible to my trusty tent. The Helium packs up really tiny, there was a very small amount of condensation inside but nothing to be upset about, on soft grass I was very comfortable, it fit my Thermarest mat inside with ample extra space for my boots too and I had loads of head clearance under the hoop. The design means that the hood pins to the top of the bivvy rather than drops to the ground when not in use (like the Ridge Raider) - this is the one design flaw that I think Rab beat Outdoor Research on. There's only 1 little hook to pin the hood to, which means there's a fair bit of droopage. Next time I'll be taking a couple of clothes pegs with me to do a bit of nipping and tucking here and there to overcome it flapping about near my face. I left my 48l pack on the outside of the tent covered by a rain cover. I spent the majority of the night with my face open to the elements and absolutely loved waking up to a gorgeous sunrise and bird song 620metres high up a mountain. What an experience! I must add, the weather gods looked out for me because I didn't experience any rain so I can't comment as to the waterproofing but it's been an epic start to my bivvying career!

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-04-28 13:16:51
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Nice temperature contrast between waking up on the mountain summit at 0530am and two hours later down in he Glen!! @alpkit #sunrise #camping #bivvy #microadventure

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-04 11:34:10
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Last nights bed on Tryfan. Bedside stone included 🤣🤣 . . . #bivvy #campout #getoutside #adventuresonyourdoorstep

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-05-15 16:04:33
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-06-16 00:34:30
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All set up just in time before the sun goes down #carp #carpfishing #bivvylife #bivvy

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-06-28 19:30:14
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View from last night’s ‘bedroom’ #bivvy #sleepunderthestars

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-04-27 17:55:24
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So ready for this weekend! 😊🙌🏼 When you need to pack as light as possible it's amazing to realise that we don't actually need that many things. As long as there are a few good cafe/pub stops on the way which is the case...😏✌🏼️and the most prepared crew! 😝 @andymatthews @joannafdawes @katieboysen @snailer75 @melissaclairehaigh @mick_rb . . . #cyclingadventures #bivvylife #cycletouring #packlighttravelfar #bikepacking #worldbybike #cycletour #iwillneedapintortwo #friendsweekend #adventure_time #livemoreworryless #cyclinguk #ihopeicansleep #offroadnation #offroadcycling #bivvy #adventurepack #bivvying #icantwait #fingerscrosseditwontrain #bringontheweekend #bringonthepints #bringonthepizza

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 20:20:49
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 19:09:43
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A superb glittery sky lite up with stars - viewed from a very comfy spot on the side of Pen y ole Wen with a hot drink 👣 A scramble up the side of the east ridge to views over the Glyders 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿______________________________ #penyrolewen #walkinginwales #astro #starysky #underthesky #getoutdoors #landscape_capture #nikonphoto #longexposure #ukpotd #snowdoniagram #welshmountain #snowdoniapics #hillwalking #freshair #beautifulwales #bivvy #bootsandroutes #walks #trails #mountainscape #uk_greatshots #northwales #visitwales #igwales #walesphotography

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 17:28:35
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Sunset from my camping spot last night, half way along cycling south downs way #outdoors #microadventure #southdownsway #bivvy #ordnancesurvey #redskyatnight #nature #campinglife

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 16:22:23
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Overnight session...Cheeky little 20#goodtimes #firstfish #boilies #bluelias #weekend #bivvy #fishing #

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 15:41:31
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 14:29:29
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#tbt that time I was between houses and slept on the hill above town. Probably my favourite bivvy of all time. #icelandicsunset #bivvy #wildcamp

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 08:04:07
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Ben's bed for the night whilst on Scout Camp. He found a fallen elder tree, which had a nice arch and and branch which made a good ridge pole. #HobbitHole #Bivvy #ScoutCamp #shelterbuilding #Tarps

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-22 00:58:37
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The only thing better than falling asleep on top of a mountain is waking up there. #sheepmountain #getup #ridgehike #aplinecamping #bivvy #gethigh #juneau #alaska

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 22:19:27
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 21:43:07
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Who needs a hotel when you can sleep in a cave #bivvy #cave #peaks #couple

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 21:05:33
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 15:43:55
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Wonderful #microadventure with Em at Football Hole. Dipping, stars and campfire coffee and the warmest of nights outside #seaswimming #outdoorswimming #wildandfree #womenoutdoors #womenwhoexplore #bivvy #sleepoutside #sleepoutdoors🌙

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 11:55:42
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Breathtaking view from pic de marcelly. The most picturesque #hike I've done in a while. Can't wait to explore more in this area. Any suggestions?

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 11:11:17
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 09:27:22
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Should be doing the night on here tonight although doubt very much there will be any snow on the ground like in this pic. Hoping for sunshine so I can try bag one on the surface before setting my traps over night. Got a good feeling about this session especially after the rain last night. #carp #carpfishing #carper #karpfen #angling #fishing #banklife #fish #bivvy #totalfishingtackle #mirror #mirrorpic #reflection #photographer #photo #photography #phonephotography #amateurphotography #camping #outdoorlife #countrylife #peakdistrict #guyswithpiercings #guyswithtattoos #nature #wildlife

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 07:31:37
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Step 1. Drive until 4:30am. Step 2. Bivvy in aire for 4 hours Step 3. Head to Dijon for granite. #summerholiday #alps #bivvy #inthewoods #wildcamping #aire #france #adventure #thegreatoutdoors #climbingbuddies #climbinglife #lifeofluxury

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-21 07:10:06
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 19:06:16
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Wales time #bikeparkwales #afan #bivvy

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 18:25:06
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More pixels to welcome the weekend in the form of this #TempestLife from @mattywright24 featuring our Tempest Brolly V2 ⛺️ with dedicated insect panel, keeping those pesky critters at bay whilst retaining a full view of the lake. . ⛓ in bio: Brolly V2 Insect Panel . #Trakker #TempestLife #TempestLifer #TrakkerLife #Bivvy #BivvyLife #CarpAngling #CarpFishingUK #OutThereDoingIt #Carpy #🎣

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 18:06:03
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The @fox_international #supabrolly is basically a portable cave. It’s waterproof, frighteningly dark inside and takes 5 mins to put up in an emergency (today). Nice work. #foxinternational #foxfishing #fishing #carp #carpfishing #carpology #carpyshots #carpy #bivvy #bivvylife #rain #weather

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 17:15:57
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Our Sandstone 5 panel was primarily designed for the anglers who like something a little different to the norm. It’s a risk we’re certainly glad we took! The hat is made from a robust Nylon that’s 100% waterproof, It has 2 discreet black ventilation holes to each side and is finished with our premium woven label to the front,and flag tag to the rear. All of our unique headwear is available at www.aliencarp.com . Tight Lines and have a fantastic weekend!

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 16:58:02
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Mountains are at their most mesmerising when you bivouac in them. The dual sense of wonder and contentment I get from a summit sunrise is somehow a shot of adrenaline and a humble slap across the face at the same time. Thanks #fernie for the amazing moments and #ferniestoke. What’s been your favourite mountain bivi? . . . . . #ourplanetdaily #welivetoexplore #theglobewanderer #awesomeearth #mountainslovers #mountains🗻 #mountainsarecalling #longexposure #thetravellerssociety #olympusuk #olympustg #mountaintop #mountaineer #mountainside #mountaineers #ourwild #wilderness_addict #wilderness_places #landscape_love #landscapelover #hikingtheglobe #hiking_collective #alpinevalley #outdoorphotography #hikingtheglobe

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 15:26:54
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 14:14:10
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⛰ After an 8 hour shift and a very brief kip on the sofa yesterday, I decided to randomly throw a few warm things in a rucksack & head to the mountains. Slept under the stars last night on Pen y ole Wen. Never done it before and can defo see the attraction now 📷 - Here’s me looking out over the Glyders. A beautiful clear night! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿_________________________________ #penyolewen #glyderau #hikingadventures #ogwenvalley #stars #welshmountain #discovercymru #carneddau #walkinginwales #astrophoto #northwales #snowdoniapics #landscapecapture #nikonphoto_ #visitwales #snowdoniagram #onfoot #bivvy #sleepunderthestars #ordanancesurvey #getoutdoors #tgod #tracksandtrails #beautifulwales #igwales #bootsandroutes #explore #scramble #starscape #astro

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 10:23:13
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-20 09:10:22
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 22:13:20
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Had myself a little adventure up to glacier blanc; walked up the valley in the evening and then built a small windbreak and bivvied out overnight. In the morning I had a refreshing dip in a nearby pool, and hitched back to town for lunch! #bivvy #adventure #ecrins #lonewolf #skinnydipping #mountains #climbing

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 18:54:59
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 18:54:37
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 18:52:54
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夜勤明けは未開の地ふもとっぱらへ。 #ふもとっぱら #バックパックキャンプ #bivvy #backpackcamping #遠征キャンプ #静岡へ

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 17:00:45
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Fishtec's Luke Davies recently bagged his target carp on Lamby Lake with the help of the TF_Gear Airbomb baiting device. At 32lb 8oz, the mirror is one of the largest fish in the lake. Great angling 🎣👍 #Fishtec #Carp #CarpFishing #CarpFishingUK #TFGear #Fishing #Lake #Mainlinebaits #DaveLane #Bivvy #Banklife #Carpangling #Airflobivvy #Airbomb

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 09:55:46
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Trakker SLX V2 Bivvy for sale! Find New & Used Fishing Tackle for sale in your area today! #slingyourhook #trakker #bivvy #bivvylife #bivvytramp #carpfishing #carpy #fishinggear #fishingtackle

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 08:56:20
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Adventures to be planned! My last two bivvy adventures have definitely given me the bug! Can’t wait to get out again soon! #wildcampinguk #bivvy #adventuretime

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-19 05:57:02
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 20:12:14
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Have you listened to this week’s podcast yet? 📷⛺️💻🎧 . Episode 259 is now LIVE! www.theactivephotographer.com . This week: I’m talking about my trip to this year’s Outdoor Trade Show 🚌👨🏻‍💻📷🎒⛺️ . Once again, I recently headed off to this yearly event which gives me a great opportunity to see many of the latest developments in the outdoors world and catch up with colleagues. . As ever, I had a great, productive time – and in this episode, I’m talking about how the new venue fared, the logistics of my trip, the conversations I had with manufacturers and lots more besides. . #GetOutside #outdoors #walking #camping #wildcamping #tarplife #bivvy #bivvi #feature #editorial #magazine #hiking #travel #microadventure #adventure #camping #freelance #writing #photography #writer #photographer #business #podcast #audio #photographypodcast #outdoorspodcast #outdoortradeshow #ots #manchester #tradeshow

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 18:03:19
#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 16:22:45
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Sleeping out in the fresh air Sunday evening .... #bivvy #outdoorliving #sleepinginthepeakdistrict #edgeland #endoftheday #outdoorcity #liminal

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 08:00:22
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Stunning Tempest Life sunsets courtesy of our Italian team member @roberto0parigi . . ⛺️:Tempest V2 Bivvy . . ⛓ in bio: Tempest V2 Bivvy . . #Trakker #TempestLife #TempestLifer #TrakkerLife #Bivvy #BivvyLife #CarpAngling #CarpFishingUK #OutThereDoingIt #Carpy #🎣

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 05:35:55
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5-9 adventure challenge. On a school night, find some woods, bivvy, campfire, up with the dawn chorus, wildswim, back to the office. All solo. Decided on last night as it felt like the weather was turning. A very curious fox spent a long time sussing me out. Swim in the morning the usual reward of super-refreshing following a brief battle of willpower! For the next one want to get up high to a hilltop - Box Hill maybe? The Downs? @al_humphreys

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-18 04:10:37
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A good nights sleep in a #redwoods grove. 🏕 The redwood #forests always give me Jurassic park vibes. 🦖 looking at picking up a #bivvy or #ultralight tent - any favorites of yours ?

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-17 15:58:40
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The beacons in b/w, few stills from our weekend in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #breconbeacons #wales #hiking #penyfan #cribyn #mountain #886m #bivvy

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#bivvy Shared publicly - 2018-07-17 14:02:33
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*** TACKLE TUESDAY *** This week we take a look at the hugely popular @Trakker_Carp SLX V3 Bivvy. An awesome mid-priced bivvy with customary Trakker quality stamped all over it. Read all about it on the #ADBlog #AnglingDirect #SeriousAboutYourFishing #Angling #Fishing #Trakker #Bivvy #Shelter #MidPrice #ReadAllAboutIt

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