Sometimes you have to take evasive action when weather becomes dangerous. Hammock camping in lightning is not recommended!
There are some beautiful stealth camping spots in your area if you look closely. In this camp I find a freshly mown flat grass area behind a busy road behind a hedge to camp for a sneaky mid-week overnight adventure. It was great to be out and get to see a beautiful sunset and sunrise to break up a busy work week.Very chilled despite the road noise enjoying simple camping food watching the sunset and also waking up to sunrise in the morning one of the best things about stealth camping,
Stealth Camping in the Rain - How do you stay dry? In this video I go out deliberately in the heavy rain to test my wet weather gear and prepare for up coming long distance thru- hikes and other wild camping adventures.
I test my new waterproof and breathable Rab Meridian jacket, DD Tarp MC 3 by 3, Osprey AG Aether rain cover, One Tigris Tipinova tent.
I also try my Rab Ascent Bivi although this test was cut short. Every outing you learn something new and prepare for the next adventure.
Why not try the Overnight Bivvy Challenge? This is when you head out your front door with a sleeping bag and Bivvy bag and you hike 5 miles in any direction. Find a safe camp spot, camp in your Bivvy bag enjoying the outdoors, then hike back early next morning. Great to break up your week and daily grind. There are adventures not far from your doorstep if you only dare set off for the night into the unknown. Who dares join me and do the Overnight Bivvy Challenge?
Dartmoor Circular Walk Dartmoor Sheeptor
My first trip to Dartmoor. Torrential rain, then sunshine, then driving wind and rain. Will I make it to top of Sheeptor? And will I make it through the bog back before dark. What an adventure. Loved every moment in the real wild country. Can’t wait until next time.
After 10 weeks I return to continue where I abandoned the South West Coast Path last time. This time fitter and more prepared for the challenge I hike through Durdle Door and through amazing views of Portland and the moored cruise ships. I even meet a thru-hiker who had completed 600 miles of the path in 6 weeks. I find the perfect wild camp place in a completely deserted beach and watch an incredible sunset. What a day and night. So satisfying to overcome fears and succeed where I previously struggled. I celebrated with the Day Tripper breakfast in Weymouth. I hope this encourages you to try this long distance footpath, but please listen to my advice at the end before you attempt it.