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The Book of the Bivvy
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A guide to bivvybag skills and expeditions, The Book of The Bivvy is a half-and-half mix of how to do it and why to do it (or how not to do it, and why not to do it). Accounts of expeditions, both nice and nasty, alternate with practical chapters about the technicalities of the breathable membrane, how little kit you really can get away with and the secrets of lightweight long distance. The book closes with a selection of bivvybag expeditions to initiate the unwary into the secrets. Ronald's informed, humorous, instructive, wry look at the world of the bivouac is certainly the first, and perhaps the last, word on this unexplored territory. Along the way Ronald shows that 1900 to 1969 was the dark age of the bivouac, how Diogenes (the Cynic) bivvied under timber, and that the Eiger was climbed only through improved bivvying technique.
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Table of Contents

FOREWORD by Julian Miles INTRODUCTION 1 BASIC BIVVY Peigne and suffering Problems of the polybag Plastic bag for pleasure purposes Polybag facts 2 BIVVY HISTORY 3 THE BREATHABLE BAG Five nights in green plastic 1 Overnight Ochils 2 Wet Wooler in November 3 Hoover bag 4 Man management 5 Saddle bag Time, things and Miguel 4 MIDLEVEL BAGGERY Cave behaviour Fallback bag Shopping for bags 5 BUT WHAT IF IT RAINS? Wet under thorns in Belfast Further suffering What if it rains? Look after your bivvy and your bivvy will look after you The ideal site 6 ACROSS SCOTLAND BY BAG Wetness and weight Acharacle to Aberdeenshire 7 THE ART OF LIGHTWEIGHT LONG-DISTANCE Bag and baggage Comparative luxury The fuel on the hill Mountains under the moon 8 BAG PLANS 1 Bivvybagging the Wainwrights 2 Bag and camera 3 Corbett bagging 9 BIVVYBAG ROUTES 1 Sleeping on Skiddaw 2 Bruce's Crown 10 ANOTHER PENNINE JOURNEY Re-enacting Wainwright on a walk to the Roman Wall 11 SUDDEN DEATH AND SHEEP-STEALING A crossing of Pumlumon Fawr AFTERWORD: SHELTERED HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLYMANUFACTURERS AND SUPPLIERS INDEX

About the Author

Ronald Turnbull was one of the first people to walk the Southern Upland Way. He is a runner as well as a walker, and in 1986 was awarded the Long Distance Trophy of the Fell Running Association for a non-stop journey over the 148 hills of Southern Scotland. Outside the Southern Uplands he walks, climbs and runs in the Highlands and sometimes in England.

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Winner: Outdoor Writer's Guild Awards for Excellence: Best Outdoor Book 2001Quirky. Entertaining. Funny. Heart warming. Very well researched and stunningly presented. (OWG Award judges)Thank you for writing The Book of the Bivvy. I bivvied out on Friday night near Capel Curig, alone in an ex-British Army bivvy bag bought for GBP12 from an army surplus store. Even though it was August Bank Holiday I saw no-one between 6pm Friday and 10:30am on Saturday and had no trouble finding accommodation. I hope to do this often - my only regret is not trying it sooner (Anthony Walmsley, via email)This book by a very well respected outdoors' author, is both a joy and an inspiration, sure to make you want to take off and seek out the wild places, ten-less at that! At least those of us who enjoy camping outwith just a bivvy bag have found a guide to the hobby that we can recommend to beginners.Ronald Turnbull's book is a gallimaufry of good things; full of sound advice, such as choosing a bivvy bag - from basic polybag to state-of-the-art expensive shelter, what to do if it rains, long-distance bivvying, all related in a humorous and informative style - making this an ideal bedside book even if you just read it in the comfort of your home...Ten out of ten, Mr Turnbull, but please come and bivvy on Dartmoor...Rating *****(John Bainbridge, Dartmoor News Sept/Oct 2002)'Turnbull is ultimately worth reading, not just because of the clever quirkiness of his thoughts and phrases but because his night yomps and his high bivvies and his off-beat, off-beaten-track jaunts show that he retains that most basic of outdoor-writer essentials: a simple love of being out there, somewhere, on the surface of the planet.(The Angry Corrie, 1999)'

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