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6 minutes ago, dogmandont said:

I've read that about the canvas tents and although havng the room isn't an issue are they OK to be left erected for a few days in wet weather if you did get a bad spell. 

They're alright mate, they need seasoning anyway with a few times getting wet then drying to expand the canvas, but if you left one up for weeks or months you'd have to treat for mold, if you're near trees you could put a ridge line up and use a good sized tarp for protection against rain

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18 minutes ago, dogmandont said:

What make is that if you don't mind me asking. 

Have a look on the canvas tent shop, and the bell tent boutique websites mate, there's the green arctic military canvas ones aswell, they're bigger and more costly bushwhacker man on YouTube has one, you can get an internal liner for winter use

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24 minutes ago, low plains drifter said:

Have a look on the canvas tent shop, and the bell tent boutique websites mate, there's the green arctic military canvas ones aswell, they're bigger and more costly bushwhacker man on YouTube has one, you can get an internal liner for winter use

A lot of the stuff on the canvas tent shop website is sold out but I'll have a look again. 

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8 hours ago, sid g said:

just got myself a 2007 ford galaxy ghia that were planning to do a tour or scotland in ... looking for a little solar set up for it  something that`ll sit on the dash maybe . 

Windscreens filter out a lot of uv so the solar panel doesn't work as well. And there is no sun in Scotland anyway. 

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4 hours ago, dogmandont said:

A bit off subject but I'm in the market for a decent family tent, a 5 man or similar size. 

Been looking at the air tents and the canvas bell tents but I don't have a clue which would be better. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

Use this for when full family go camping it has 4 bedrooms but can remove bedroom dividers.got big living area goes up in 10mins sturdy not a bad price. Been out in wind and rain no problems 20210704_204044.jpg.83a08787b669004faac650e91348126a.jpg

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Waterproof the works is key 

good ortelib bags into all your kit with stuff double bagged individually. 
 

ain to spend about 150 on compression sacks . Worth it as opposed to getting caught short in a thunderstorm 

bergan 

4 season sleep ping system 

bag liner 

travel pillow 

self inflating mattress 

jet boil with gas 

spare lighter

1:50000 map

map case 

compass with protective case made of foam 

head torch / aaa batteries taped and waterproofed 

Camelback water system / puritabs 

first aid kit ncluding replellant and sun cream bandage tiger balm painkillers needle 

Warm hat 

Warm gloves 

sun hat 

ponncho 

bungee cords 

basha poles 

tent pegs 

spare torch 

leather mans 

Foot powder opened into a compression bag 

spare socks including gortex 

lightweight down jacket 

lightweight water proof jacket 

spare undies 

spare boot laces 

polish 

tooth brush /  paste 

Baby wipes 

travel shampoo 

canoe shoes 

metal flask 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, socks said:

Kent survival is a decent fella to watch ……

Just been surfing around on you tube and seen him and simon have done a video together..

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18 hours ago, socks said:

You’ve all forgotten the 2 most important items ….. a map and compass and the knowledge of how to use them. 

I'm afraid that's a skill beyond most these days 

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I have two tunnel tents a Helsport Nordmarka 2 I use then I am hiking alone and a Bergans Compact Light 3 I use for 2-3persons or alone during the winter and then I am camping from the car.

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The trouble with threads about survival  wild camping and the like is that they always end up the same; a discussion on what to buy. Its all about buying, never about how to do it. 

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10 minutes ago, Nicepix said:

The trouble with threads about survival  wild camping and the like is that they always end up the same; a discussion on what to buy. Its all about buying, never about how to do it. 

 

Some say we're a nation of shopkeepers

I say pasties, real ale, a good fire, and wool, the tent can look after itself

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