Well, no work for me for the month of May. So.....
I have a month before I fly out to Nepal. The obvious first choice is Dusky. Provided the weather isn't too horrendous, that's the plan. Then from there, not sure. Aoraki area, Heaphy, Tararuas. Who knows? But one month to do two things:
1. Tramp as much as possible.
2. Spend as little money as possible! :D
Ordered my Alpkit bivvy from the UK that someone on here recommended. It's arrived. Trying it out tonight (caveat: I'm using it inside, window open, no other heating source).
I got the XL. Fits my Klymit Insulated Static V mattress, my Kelty -16 degree driDown sleeping bag, and me.
Interesting getting into it, as there's no zippers at all. But I'm feeling VERY toasty! (Maybe because I'm in a winter sleeping bag.....).
Taking this sleep system to Nepal. No getting cold for me!
PS. I'll try it out properly (outside) soon. Curious to see how it handles things when exposed to the elements.