She escaped her field by swimming around the fence, longer grass to munch this side.
Woke up by the side of the Trent. This cow was very friendly and kept me company while I had a brew.
Trip video. Part 2 of 2.
Trip video. Part 1 of 2.
First winter wild camp completed 11th Dec 2012. Very cold but learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t. More pics to follow.
Parked up for a cuppa between Ravens Edge and Kirk Stone. 6am -3•c and the gas stove does not like it. Tea took ten minutes to brew, can see the hexy being used.
M6 seems to go on forever.
This is not to show off, in fact far from it as I know a lot of this kit is embarrassingly cheap and basic. I have not until now sat and thought about what I’ve bought, so here goes:-
-vango tempest tent £90
-euro hike down 500 bag £50
-tesco 65 + 15 litre backpack £40
-multimat adventure inflatable sleep pad. £15
-mil-com billy can set £16
-webtex warrior compact stove £14
-gas canister butane/propane £5
-British army hex stove £4
-map case and compass £4
-Peter storm neck chute £5
-anatom boots £50.
Holy crap, even buying budget stuff is expensive.
Testing out the mil-com billy can set. What better way to celebrate the end of a night shift. One look what we’ve found curry and an uncle bens rice. 1 mug of water and ten mins on the hob. Result- as good as any ready meal curry I’ve had. Not bad considering the look what we’ve found are pre cooked long life stuff (£1.50). I used the left over boiled water to make a brew which tasted normal. If I can do this on the hill with the pocket stove or hex stove I will be happy.
There was a worrying film on top of the tea which may be aluminium :( ?
Wild Camping on High Street Lake District.
This is a picture of my low budget wild camping kit. My planned date for my first wild camp is the 10th of December 2012. I would imagine that at around 2500 feet it will be around -10c and snow covered. I am mad but I can’t help but want to get up there, it’s all I can think about !