What you need to go to Bivouac

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You want to go to bivouac ? However, the practice is regulated and can be banned as in national parks. While camping is prohibited in certain areas, bivouacs may be authorized as long as they do not spend several consecutive nights there.

In recent years, the way to spend your holidays has evolved a lot. More generally, the bivouac, whether in conventional camping or in wild camping, has seen its popularity grow over the years.

Just like the practice, the equipment of bivouac continues to evolve in order to become lighter, more compact and more efficient.

We are going to discuss what it is necessary to take during your trek and bivouac outings for a period of 48 hours or more.

The flagship equipment: the backpack

The choice of your backpack is very important, it will allow you to store all your equipment and transport your equipment. This is why we invite you to read our article “How to choose the volume of your bag?“in order to select the best bag for your activity.

The ideal for a 48 hour trip is to choose a bag with a volume of 35 to 50 liters, like the one offered by the brand Tasmanian Tiger. In addition, in order to protect its content a waterproof overbag will keep your things dry in the event of rain.

The essentials to fully enjoy: clothes

Your outfit will be a major focus of your outing. From unsuitable clothing in the climate, too large or too heavy will make this pleasant moment, a real ordeal. This is why it is essential to equip yourself effectively. Choose high or mid-top Gore-tex shoes. In terms of clothing and textiles, we recommend:

The essentials: Utility kit and medical kit

A utility kit will allow you to act in the face of all types of problems. This kit should be handy so that you can act quickly. It is important that it is made up of the following articles:

A medical kit will allow you to intervene in the face of basic care. Attention, the composition of this one depends on the knowledge and the know-how of each one. As with the utility kit, it is important to keep it accessible. It will contain, as far as possible:

  • A necessary Bobology
  • A Blanket
  • And Trauma KIT (Tourniquet, Compression bandage, Jesco scissors, Nitrile gloves)
  • An In Case of Emergency Card which includes various personal information, such as blood type, name, allergies, the number of a person to be notified, etc.

In addition, it is advisable to always keep material on oneself. If you were to lose your backpack or in the event of any other mishap, this equipment would always be with you:

The base of the Bivouac: Food and sleeping

As soon as your trekking day ends, you must choose the place where you will set up your bivouac for the night and where you will eat.

Regarding food, we recommend that you provide:

As for thesleeping gear, this will vary depending on the type of terrain where you are going to plant your bivouac. As a general rule, it will be necessary to bring:

Important supplements: Hygiene and Electronics

In order to be able to enjoy your excursion with complete peace of mind, consider taking a battery bank or one solar panel portable like those of the brand Powertraveller.

In addition, even if you find yourself far from your usual comfort, it is essential not to neglect your hygiene. Consider bringing a natural soap Where organic concentrated soap, a microfiber towel, a toothbrush and handkerchiefs.

If you want prolong the pleasure, take with you additional material. In terms of clothing, do not hesitate to take 1 to 2 pairs of socks, as well as tee-shirts and underwear additional. For food, increase your rations according to the number of days. Do not hesitate to take with you trekking poles in order to facilitate your expedition.

You are now all set to go to bivouac for several nights. In order not to forget anything and to make your job easier, do not hesitate to download our free checklist in a printable version specially designed for you!