January microadventure: Start small

At the start of 2015, I pledged to take part in a year of microadventure. But sleeping outdoors in January seemed plain ridiculous and I found myself watching the weather carefully, hoping it would keep raining every night which would give me the perfect excuse to bail out. So I was mildly annoyed last week when BBC weather insisted on showing me a clear sky for the night of the 16th of January. On top of being a clear night, it was also a Friday night. I wouldn’t even have to go to work the following day.

I had pledged. And this being January it could be my only dry opportunity so I prepared myself. I packed my bag, I ate a warm meal, read for a bit and then it was time to go. But before leaving, I decided to try something new. Instead of writing about my bivvy, I would record it.

I apologise in advance for the variable quality of sound and muddled English at time – I was sleepy and cold.

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8 thoughts on “January microadventure: Start small

  1. Love this post, the audio is a lovely idea and you’re a natural at it! I was all ready for my first winter wild camp last weekend and then I came down with the flu and had to cancel, so I’m going to miss a January camp, which is annoying. I’ve plans though for a bivvy on the north Norfolk coast in Feburary, can’t wait : )

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    • Thanks.

      I felt pretty safe in my local park. I’ve crossed it and wandered around at night in it before and have always been fine. But I do know it’s not the safest place for wild camping. As the days are getting longer, I intend to travel farther away and outside of cities for my next wild camps (well except this month but I’m just staying in my garden for that one).

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