Saturday 5th February 2022
Took delivery of some more camping / outdoorsy equipment today: some gaiters, a lightweight bivvy bag, a piezo lighter and some titanium tent pegs.
London February 2022
A parcel from Alpkit which arrived today - looked more like takeaway food packaging than camping equipment.
The items I purchased from Alpkit - some gaiters (hoping in combination with my new walking boots I can finally solve the problem of wet feet from morning dew on day two of two day hikes), a new lighter weight bivvy bag, a piezo lighter, and some titanium tent pegs.
Tried out the new bivvy bag - the "Kloke" from Alpkit. It's a bit better than the previous one because it's lighter weight (285g vs 500g), more compact and a more stealthy colour.
My "winter" camping gear: sleeping bag, mat, bivvy bag and pillow. Pretty much all I need for sleeping outdoors - no tent required - with the sleeping bag having a comfort rating of 0 degrees, or a low rating of -5. In total this comes to about 2kg, and would just about fit in a supermarket carrier bag.
The summer version, with my lightweight quilt, which comes to around 1.3kg.
Trying on the gaiters.
Spring crocuses on the way to the heath.
In the woods.
The top of Parliament Hill.
Slightly mood sky over the London skyline.