The latest enthralling instalment of my preparations for Byte Night in NewcastleGateshead on October 2nd.
Tent & dry run
Somewhat embarrasingly, when I tried out the tent & sleeping bag on Friday night, I managed an hour or so and felt a bit odd, so came in to a nice warm bed. Mmm, perhaps sleeping outside is not so easy after all.. :$
I should say that I cycled around Brittany with a school friend when I was 19, and for 2 weeks that was rather pleasant – perhaps it was because it was during the Summer…
Anyway, I’ve learned that
- a pillow would be a terrific idea
- bed roll was rather good
- sleeping bag was warm enough (fingers crossed)
- it could be quite a tough gig to sleep out, especially if the weather isn’t kind :-s
- I’m not all that good at putting up tents :$
I’ve also found my own survival / bivvy bag and also a sleeping bag liner.
I think I’m beginning to get my head around it all – but it helps having the pledges so far, and also means I can hardly back out.
So, Friday night at the Baltic – here we come!
Some of my stuff – and putting up my tent.