Archive for November 17th, 2010

November 17, 2010

An alternative winter wild camp weekend

by backpackingbongos

Over the last couple of months I have made a few purchases to enable me to wild camp comfortably in the depths of winter.  My Scarp1 is now fully seam sealed and hopefully waterproof.  My Exped downmat should hopefully ensure that I have a toasty and comfortable nights sleep, if I get cold I can put on the PHD Yukon pullover.  Food and hot drinks can be made easily courtesy of the Primus spider stove.  I’m all set and ready to go and encounter whatever the winter mountains may throw at me.

So a trip to the Lakes after work tomorrow, except I am going to leave all that behind and have the luxury of the Bongo instead.  I like to think of it as my ‘bothy’ on wheels.  I will find some quiet out of the way spots to bed down for the night with the luxury of books, magazines and good food to while away the long nights.  It even looks like there is the possibility of crampons being needed, it would be nice to see some snow.

I like that transition you get from finishing a busy day at work and then pulling up somewhere in the mountains at midnight…………..