Book Review: The Book of The Bivvy
The Book of The Bivvy by Ronald Turnbull.
Published by Cicerone Press
Just finished reading this book which is now in it's second edition and well recommend it. There is more to read in there than the thickness of the book would suggest (139 pages).
It contains much practical information, anecdotes and humour. I was starting to get embarrassed chuckling on the bus to work while reading it.
A great book for anyone interested in spending nights out in a bivvy bag, or needing reasons not to. The readers who have spend time in bivvy bags will relate to the anecdotes in the book.
The author covers the history of the bivvy back from Diogenes (who slept in a timber barrel), via the writer Robert Louis Stephenson to the contributions from Mr Gore and his amazing fabric.
Also covered are, the importance of a good view from the bivvy, cooking vs eating in the pub and rather that a list of what to take, the author offers a list of what to leave behind.
Get this one on your christmas list.
"The Secret is to Bang the Rocks Together, Guys."