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|Bivvy Camp 2024 to Support International Bivvybag Day
|Furze hill Campsite, Angmering
Time: 12:00:00 - 09:30:00
2 years ago we took part in the world record attempt for the most number of people bivvying out, and the world record was set. This year the organiser is supporting several causes, which if you want you can see by reviewing the Facebook page,
International Bivvybag Day
We will meet at Furze Hill Campsite, Dappers Lane in Angmering at 12:00 and arrange to be collected the following morning at 09:30. If you do need to arrive slightly later, please advise us, and as the evening meal is being served, between 18:30 and 19:00, arrival after 19:00 would mean you need to eat before you arrive. We will cater for all dietary needs that are advised via the parent portals before the camp, please ensure it is up to date! We anticipate hot drinks being available, with biscuits, for most of the night.
Please wear suitable clothing for the prevailing conditions, and ensure you will be warm enough when at rest. No uniform is needed.
Ensure you have waterproofs with you, top and bottoms. Do not wear any clothing that offers poor insulation, or does not perform when wet, do not wear jeans. We would anticipate you are wearing, layers, thermals (if you have them), good woolen or other warm socks, hike-style trousers, stout footwear, a woolly hat, and gloves if you like. If you need/want to bring extra clothing, then ensure this is packed in a bag that has been waterproofed, i.e. the clothing is in plastic bags inside the outer bag. Anticipate you will finish the camp in the same clothes you arrived in.
There are no tents at this event, we are outside the entire time. Please come prepared for this. We will have 1 vehicle to warm people and deal with any minor issues should the need arise.
You should also bring with you; (Keep your kit bag as small as you can)
2 seasons + sleeping bag, Fleece, or other sleeping bag liner or like if you have one ( may not be necessary if your sleeping bag is 3 seasons). If you don’t have an adequate sleeping bag from a previous camp, please let me know, and I will see what we can provide.
Some form of roll mat, or anything that can insulate you from the ground.
Flask / large camping mug, Plate/bowl, KFS.
Small flashlight or head torch.
You may wish to bring some entertainment for the evening, cards perhaps?
If you have your Survival bag( orange plastic bag big enough for you to get into) then bring it with you, but please write your name on it. We are providing survival bags, we have enough for all, but if you bring your own, there is extra to go underneath you. Of course, if you have a bivvy bag, you can bring that instead or as well. There is no need to purchase anything!
We shall be sleeping in our normal sleeping bags, with roll mats, but placed inside the survival bags. Ideally, your face/mouth will be outside of the bag as otherwise, the condensation build up in the bags will make you very damp. Consider what you may want on your head to keep you warm.
We are arranging tarps to provide some overhead shelter but within the rules of the event.
Please ensure your parent portal records are up to date, specifically with medical information, and dietary requirements, and update the record so we can see it has been confirmed. We will not ask for paper forms for this short event, so will defer to our Portal records, so please ensure they are updated.
NB – for this event, we are required to take a photo of all those participating, with a given code, and list everyone's names in the post. We have a permission system within the parent portal, however as this photo needs to be posted on a Facebook group and then passed onto another agency, I am asking for explicit information for your photo to be used. If you don’t give it, we will simply keep you out of the photo, and it will not change any other aspect of the event. Please give this permission or not when signing up for the event in the relevant column by entering the parent or guardian's consenting name.
Rules for the shelter are as follows;
Bivvying is just wrapping your sleeping bag in a waterproof bag, known as a Bivvy bag, and sleeping out in the elements.
The rules for the Bivvy itself are simple.
- Be outside in the wild (locations can be anywhere you would normally go wild camping or bivvying, woods, beaches, mountains, locations used by Scouts, etc are fine).
Do not use any poles (this is to distinguish it from camping. Tarps, hammocks, etc are allowed as long as no poles are used).