As the rain lashed down and they struggled to keep dry, I was minded of how animals survive harsh winters.
As things get desperate, I remember that its only temporary, noom and do the best I can. Even if it means a couple of branches or foliage, which might keep 10% of the body dry, its still 10%!
Relentless rain , means that it get harder and harder to keep that vita
Clothing is essential, cotton really is a killer in these conditions. The deluge of rain soaks it, the fabric wickes it up, and as the conditions did last week, the wind shifted to the north regularly.
Lighting a fire is nearly impossible, although utilsing rubber inner tube would make it easier, keeping the fire going is not easy.
The UK, is not only one of the toughest places to track, but its one of the toughest places to survive, whe you have wet weather, and a weakening winter sun.