Part way up we decided to try out my bothy bag. This is an emergency shelter that is like a small floor-less, pole-less tent. In an emergency situation, like a big storm, or just to get out of the wind for a snack, two people put it over their head then sit down. The drawbacks are that for two big guys (i.e. fat), it’s a bit cramped in there and can be claustrophobic. When Doc and Bullet went in, they panicked and couldn’t get out, falling over in the process. Hearty laughing is a good way to stay warm. Then Doc and I got in to demonstrate how it works. I’ve had it for about three years and have only used it when taking a break to get out of the wind. I bring it cross country skiing or anytime I am out in the mountains for the day in Winter. It really does work and warms up inside really fast. You can also use trekking poles to hold it up.
RIDING THE MOZAM BEACH HIGHWAY
Article by Chris Couve
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