feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Talk about anything.

Moderators: Bearbonesnorm, Taylor, Chew

Post Reply
User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:38 pm

It's bloody raining but the kids are at their mums and the dog is there too and for the past week I've been opening every window in the house to get fresh cold air through .... I think I just need to be outside, even if that is just hanging between my apple trees. Christ I miss the woods. So I'm out for the evening. Night folks ....
I'm just stepping outside ...

User avatar
Laurensdad
Posts: 175
Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:46 pm
Location: Hampshire

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by Laurensdad » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:00 pm

Sleep well.
@philg1971 Instagram

User avatar
RIP
Posts: 4379
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:24 pm
Location: Seat 23 (window, facing), Coach H, 08.05 Leighton Buzzard - Euston
Contact:

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by RIP » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:52 pm

Top effort Tim. What a pro :-bd .

PS, Watch out for those pumas.
"My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

"At least you got some stories" - James Acaster

User avatar
Escape Goat
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Location: Not nearly close enough to Scotland...

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by Escape Goat » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:42 pm

Enjoy mate - enjoy your series of naps :)
Bikepacking & Bourbon Biscuits

My Movie Channel: https://tinyurl.com/YoutubeEG

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2310
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:10 pm

Tim super nice sheep guy, I salute you :-bd
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:17 am

Well. That was damp. My hurriedly pitched tarp was just a bit too high over my hammock letting a bit of rain in when the wind did its thing. Not enough to force me inside, or to get me up to lower the tarp which would have taken all of 30 seconds, but certainly enough to ensure that it was, indeed, a series of naps rather than a sleep. Still, I am much refreshed after a week of sitting in my kitchen staring at my compooter doing Skype meetings and emails.
PS, Watch out for those pumas.
Well, I was in fact visited by my neighbour's cat. Big black and white thing, she is. She sat with me for a few minutes before realising I wasn't going to feed her and taking off through the laurel. She is the source of the pile of feathers I found under the olive tree last week, I'm sure of it.
Tim super nice sheep guy, I salute you :-bd
Steve, how did we NOT get any photos of that episode? Me, holding that young ram from behind. You, wrestling with its head ...
I'm just stepping outside ...

User avatar
PaulB2
Posts: 902
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:32 pm
Location: Stafford

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by PaulB2 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:21 am

I need some mind bleach

GirlBikeVan
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Location: Leeds

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by GirlBikeVan » Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:24 am

I stuck my tarp in the garden last weekend. Wasn't as great as expected. I was bathed in the light of the street lamp on the footpath at the back of the house and I woke up freezing!! :???:

User avatar
BigdummySteve
Posts: 2310
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:16 pm
Location: Oxfordshire

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:09 am

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:17 am
Steve, how did we NOT get any photos of that episode? Me, holding that young ram from behind. You, wrestling with its head ...

:shock:
‘ it’s good to be lost, I don’t want to be found’ -HMHB

User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:52 am

PaulB2 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:21 am
I need some mind bleach
All perfectly above board. WRT last year we found a ram stuck in a barbed wire fence, it's right horn wrapped in the top line. I held it still long enough for Steve to cut it free with his multi-tool wire cutters. Bloody ungrateful thing launched itself into me knocking me arse over tit backwards down the hill.

It was either later that day or perhaps the next we found a ewe with its head jammed through a wire fence. I went to assist but it saw me coming and panicked just enough to free itself before I could help.

As Steve notes above, I am very fond of sheep, having worked on a couple of sheep properties in Aussie as a teenager. They're really interesting animals and you can eat them or you can wear them. What's not to like?
I'm just stepping outside ...

User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:12 pm

But seriously folks ..... I'm sleeping out again tonight. And I may just make a habit of it. In fact ... something just occurred to me. If Captain Tom can raise over £20 million for the NHS by walking up and down his garden, how much can I raise for Shaf's ventilator fund by sleeping in my garden? Surely a sextillion or 2 is not beyond the realms of possibility. I will give this some thought .....

But, again, I digress.

I will be out again tonight and I hope as many of you lot will do so too.

I'm just back from a morning's graft at the horse yard and brought home a few dried old fence posts which I am going to saw up, split into bits and burn on my little fire stove. I have some tuna steaks to cook in a pan with peppers and tomatoes . I will probably drop those lot into a couple of tortilla wraps with some grated cheese. It's gonna be AWESUMZ.

Well, as long as my top and under quilt have dried. They're hanging up over the stairs. Should be fine ....
I'm just stepping outside ...

User avatar
MuddyPete
Posts: 393
Joined: Thu May 21, 2015 9:47 am
Location: Beds/Bucks border

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by MuddyPete » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:55 pm

Sounds like you're embracing the Urban Adventurer lifestyle to the full, Tim. :-bd

How's the lockdown beard coming along?
Is it....
"The Corbyn" :???: ,
"The Bonington" :grin: or...
"The Full Blessed"? :cool:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brian-Blesse ... e946ac06e8
May you always have tail wind.

User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:58 pm

How's the lockdown beard coming along?
Mate I gave it two weeks and it was so itchy I had to scrape it off. How do people live with beards? My facial hair is like wire.
I'm just stepping outside ...

User avatar
ScotRoutes
Posts: 6071
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:56 am
Location: Cairngorms
Contact:

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:03 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:58 pm
How's the lockdown beard coming along?
Mate I gave it two weeks and it was so itchy I had to scrape it off. How do people live with beards? My facial hair is like wire.
I grow a beard every winter. It takes a month or so to get used to it. And it's less itchy the longer it gets.

User avatar
JohnClimber
Posts: 2760
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:41 pm

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by JohnClimber » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:12 pm
But seriously folks ..... I'm sleeping out again tonight.
Hey Tim, I'll join you (remotely) tonight if you fancy not having any company.
It's raining here now as well, so I should have that nice Welsh bivi experience as well with the cold and damp hanging around.

User avatar
MuddyPete
Posts: 393
Joined: Thu May 21, 2015 9:47 am
Location: Beds/Bucks border

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by MuddyPete » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:45 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Mate I gave it two weeks and it was so itchy I had to scrape it off. How do people live with beards?
Type 2 fun: I'm treating it as an endurance event :lol: .

It's the thought of getting the sprog to cut my hair in about 4 week's time that's more alarming.... :shock: .
May you always have tail wind.

Verena
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:22 am

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by Verena » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:54 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:58 pm
How do people live with beards? My facial hair is like wire.
I know the feeling 😂

Verena
Posts: 25
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:22 am

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by Verena » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:58 pm

GirlBikeVan wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:24 am
I stuck my tarp in the garden last weekend. Wasn't as great as expected. I was bathed in the light of the street lamp on the footpath at the back of the house and I woke up freezing!! :???:
Yep, have had all of that, it's crap isn't it? All those street lights, and my husband "kindly" kept on some lights in the house for me 🙈
Highlight was second per of the night, which I didn't dare do in the garden cos it was getting light by then....sneaked into the garage, found a random container, only to find out too late it had holes n the bottom 😱

User avatar
barney
Posts: 629
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by barney » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:40 pm

I made a plan to kip in the garden every weekend of lockdown, the plan was for my daughter's to join me but they only lasted the first week, ha! 😁

So far I've used tarps, bivy bags and my Lunar Solo but I'm going in style tonight in a tent!
Wait for me...

User avatar
TheBrownDog
Posts: 1420
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:46 pm
Location: Chilterns

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:55 am

JohnClimber wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 pm
TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:12 pm
But seriously folks ..... I'm sleeping out again tonight.
Hey Tim, I'll join you (remotely) tonight if you fancy not having any company.
It's raining here now as well, so I should have that nice Welsh bivi experience as well with the cold and damp hanging around.
Sorry mate, would have liked some "company" but didn't check the forum all afternoon. Had a great night though ... rain had stopped, my little fire was lovely and dinner went down well, though I did manage to burn the rice to the bottom of my pot. That will take some soaking.

Right. Can't sit around all morning. There's horse poop to pick up.
I'm just stepping outside ...

Post Reply