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Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:31 pm

i've just floated this idea with the Chilterns Boners and we reckon it's a goer.

As a collective, shall we all get together for a virtual BAM on Saturday 4 April, which is the "traditional" week for the Chilterns Spring Thing (which no one came to last year by the way, you fuckers ...)

i'm no techie, but I suspect someone one here can help with suggestions of how we can gather online on an agreed night and have a bit of banter.

Who's in?
I'm just stepping outside ...

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by RIP » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:32 pm

Absolutely cracking idea Tim - all 1883 Boners should be in!

Snappy title?

Special rule for those who only have a window box to bivvy on rather than a garden? (assuming you're including a bivvy as part of the jape?)

Theme Tune: Up The Garden Path by Toy Dolls
?

To keep Rich3rd happy and emulate a proper Chilterns Bivvy, every contestant has to choose their favourite Profanisaurus entry and bring it 'along'?

You also need to bring some outrageously overpriced and pretentious food to simulate a Chilterns Xmas outing too?

I'm going out right now with a rotavator, hosepipe and sack of horse manure to ensure the garden has the requisite Chilterns Bivvy 'ambience' on the day.
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Post by htrider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 pm

Great, always fancied the Chilterns bivvy as it looks a right laugh but couldn't be bothered driving down all that way. So now I get to do it from my own back garden!

Video conferencing?

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Post by MuddyPete » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 pm

Genius!

Back Yard Boners :shock:
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by MuddyPete » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 pm

htrider wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Video conferencing?
Perfect! With guaranteed broadband the Live Bivi In Action will light up the internet :lol:

Back yard raving/strobes/fireworks too? \:d/
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Post by RIP » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:49 pm

BDS could you get some new wheels sorted for the occasion? :grin:
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Post by RIP » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm

Could even do red nose day style of thing and everyone bungs a tenner to some suitable C19 appeal...

Once the usual Boner creativity gets going this could go viral (noooo-o-o-o, sorry sorry, BAD word choice X_X X_X :oops: :oops:, but well meant).
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:02 pm

(which no one came to last year by the way, you fuckers ...)

Sorry Tim I was lead astray :-bd
An evening in the garden drinking beer in a tent sounds like a great idea at the moment, although a temporary divorce proceedings truce is in sway I could do with a night out.

I do however feel we might need some rules, if some are going to Bivvy in gardens... actually would it be wrong to nip out late and cycle a mile to the local woods? Although not not essential I could pop out late and be in the local woods without seeing a soul, technically sound but feels morally wrong for now.

Anyhow, great idea might bring my lad along at least he won’t moan about the distance :-bd
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:03 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm
Once the usual Boner creativity gets going this could go viral (noooo-o-o-o, sorry sorry, BAD word choice X_X X_X :oops: :oops:, but well meant).
Ooo behave!
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:09 pm

Lovely idea Tim.

I had considered a 'virtual bikepacking' thread / game where those who can be bothered go through the process of devising a route, compiling a kit list, etc, etc and then sharing their adventure with everyone else ... without ever actually going on it obviously.
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Post by Taylor » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:11 pm

Won't it just be a load of black screens? :geek:

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:14 pm

Taylor wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:11 pm
Won't it just be a load of black screens? :geek:
I have a torch* :lol:

*I also have streetlights :roll:

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Post by PaulB2 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm

I could just repurpose the WiFi nanny cam - that has infrared

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Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:18 pm

PaulB2 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm
I could just repurpose the WiFi nanny cam - that has infrared
I wouldn’t , sounds like there could be embarrassing repercussions :lol:
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Post by RIP » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:26 pm

:lol: Just what I was thinking H.O.T. - "NannyCam".. blimey... that's suddenly turned this into a Cheery Friday after all!
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Post by htrider » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:29 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm
Once the usual Boner creativity gets going this could go viral (noooo-o-o-o, sorry sorry, BAD word choice X_X X_X :oops: :oops:, but well meant).

Ha ha good one!

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Post by PaulB2 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:44 pm

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:18 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:16 pm
I could just repurpose the WiFi nanny cam - that has infrared
I wouldn’t , sounds like there could be embarrassing repercussions :lol:
Not sure what’d be embarrassing about a video of me snoring which is what normally happens on a bivvy as soon as I put my head down

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Post by PaulB2 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:48 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:09 pm
Lovely idea Tim.

I had considered a 'virtual bikepacking' thread / game where those who can be bothered go through the process of devising a route, compiling a kit list, etc, etc and then sharing their adventure with everyone else ... without ever actually going on it obviously.
I like that idea, I thought about doing a virtual WRT plan based on last years grid refs

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Post by Taylor » Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:49 pm

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by barney » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:04 pm

Well as I'm not on dad's taxi duties for the foreseeable future I'm going for BAW... "back garden camp a weekend".

Going to plan on using as many different tents, tarps and bivy bags. Shame I don't have trees in my garden as that rules the hammock out.
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Post by K1100T » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:14 pm

Damn, wife's birthday, so I'm out...
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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Scattamah » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:36 am

The least I can do is join you lot for a tot or three before you all pass out....will be Sunday for me.

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Fat tyre kicker » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 am

Hmmm....great idea, as you may have guessed I don't bivvy regularly or post up when I do
It's normally a holiday trip etc, however it's something I'd like to change, I'm in, I've got my
Tarp and bag but just sold my u/l mat ( uncomfortable) going old school back to foam
100% reliable but haven't got it yet so might try the lads hammock up :-bd

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by Charliecres » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:34 am

I’m definitely up for this. Although we have a streetlight in the alley next to our house so it’s like daylight 24 hours a day :cool:

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Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:47 pm

Looks like we have A Thing.

Next step is to choose our "platform". Google Hangouts seems to work for My Very Active Girlfriend, but you can only have 10 on a video conference. If this takes off, that may not be quite enough. Or do we need video? Will just voice do?

And I second Reg's suggestion that we might support a charity, perhaps an organisation helping the elderly or vulnerable through this mess. Anyone have a favourite?
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