On Tuesday night my Dad asked my sisters and I who wanted to go on a microadventure. We didn’t know what that meant, so only Shelley and I said yes. It sounded interesting.
We looked at different bivvy bags and bought three for me, my sister Shelley and Dad.
On Saturday night we packed our stuff together. All we took was the clothing which we were wearing, a fireproof cup each, a sleeping bag and some matches to get our fire going.
Microadventures use bivvy bags not tents
So last night we slept in a divvy bag without a tent.
We rode our bikes 5 miles from our house to a local camp site. When we arrived at the field we were sleeping in, a scout group was there. They only took up about an eighth of the field, so we had plenty of remaining space.
We picked the place we were sleeping at, then laid out our bedroll, then made a fire. There was a really good wood pile that at the camp site, and we started the fire with just one match.
While our fire was scorching hot we made hot chocolate and ate marshmallows on sticks.
We ended up getting to sleep by 10:15pm and we slept in our full clothing.
Eventually when my Dad woke me up at a cruel 7:30 we didn’t have breakfast, but we rode our bikes back home and straight away had breakfast and a very warm shower.
I didn’t think I was that tired, but ended up falling asleep for three hours this afternoon.
I enjoyed the microadventure because it was a different experience sleeping outside of a tent. I’ve camped in a tent for over 60 nights in total, but sleeping in a bivvy bag was warmer (although my face felt colder), had less space yet was more fun than a tent.
Now I’m looking forward to the next microadventure. Definitely.