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ninthace

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #45 on: 20:55:41, 11/03/20 »
A tent like that is usually pitched tail end to the wind, so I'm really not sure what they hoped to prove in the video.
And they aren't usually screwed/nailed down either!
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richardh1905

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #46 on: 21:35:32, 11/03/20 »
The wind test video they did may give you some idea although it's difficult to tell which end of the tent is actually facing into the wind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nPrvXpDSsg


Yes, seen it. But who would pitch a tent with the porch facing into the wind?

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #47 on: 08:42:06, 12/03/20 »
Yes, seen it. But who would pitch a tent with the porch facing into the wind?

It must be a Scandinavian thing or they are totally clueless and don't know what they're doing. This is the sort of thing which can happen when you let the marketing department (who have probably never used a tent) loose on a project.

In the real world nobody would pitch that tent with the porch facing into the wind and that's exactly why I didn't quite believe what I thought I was seeing when I watched it.

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #48 on: 16:57:48, 12/03/20 »
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In the real world nobody would pitch that tent with the porch facing into the wind

An ex-Royal Marine friend hiking in Iceland found that pitching door into the wind kept the inner and outers better separated - just the opposite of Terra Nova's recommendation!  :-\

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #49 on: 19:49:02, 12/03/20 »
Don't fancy a face full of Icelandic sleet when I open the zip in the morning though....

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #50 on: 20:12:03, 12/03/20 »
Don't fancy a face full of Icelandic sleet when I open the zip in the morning though....
Solution: Back out of the tent.  O0
Too little, too late, too bad......

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #51 on: 20:13:28, 12/03/20 »
I'll figure it out when I sling it up.  I was meant to be using it on an outdoors course the week after next but it's likely that may end up cancelled. >:(


I must admit looking at it that pitching it '[censored] first' does sound like a mistake but the way it is guyed makes me think it could be pitched either way. 


Maybe it's a 'feature' to wake you up properly when you open the door and end up absolutely tipped on.  If it was made by SportsDirect they'd charge you extra for that.

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #52 on: 21:34:03, 12/03/20 »
Don't fancy a face full of Icelandic sleet when I open the zip in the morning though....
Camped on Dartmoor when I was a teenager, woke up feeling quite cosy, but perplexed by the silence.
Unzipped tent, found a wall of snow.


If a tent is pitched the wrong way, and it still survives, is that a good thing?
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richardh1905

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #53 on: 22:14:54, 12/03/20 »
If a tent is pitched the wrong way, and it still survives, is that a good thing?


Yes of course - as long as it survives if pitched the correct way too!

ninthace

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #54 on: 22:18:15, 12/03/20 »
Camped on Dartmoor when I was a teenager, woke up feeling quite cosy, but perplexed by the silence.
Unzipped tent, found a wall of snow.
Done similar in East Anglia as a yoof.  I have also pulled all the pegs out have tent stay where it was - frozen solid.
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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #55 on: 06:26:12, 13/03/20 »
Done similar in East Anglia as a yoof.  I have also pulled all the pegs out have tent stay where it was - frozen solid.
Had a frozen tent last trip.
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richardh1905

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #56 on: 13:31:18, 19/05/20 »
Terra Nova/Wild Country have bought out a new version of the Helm 1 - the 'compact', which can be pitched all in one, an attractive feature. A little cheaper than the Nordisk Svalbard SI - the best I have seen is about 160.
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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #57 on: 14:08:10, 19/05/20 »
Hi,
Went for the Svalbard just before lockdown - nowhere to pitch it! No garden! All very frustrating! Anyway thanks for the thoughts - see you on the trail!
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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #58 on: 14:11:23, 19/05/20 »
How frustrating!
I have a small lawn with a flat area just big enough to take a small tent, and have enjoyed 5 'wild' camps during lockdown.

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Re: Best budget tent for wild camping
« Reply #59 on: 14:13:31, 19/05/20 »
I have also found this rather tempting tent by Tatonka. Rather like the Svalbard, but all in one pitching and lighter - but significantly more expensive at a tad over 300.


https://www.tatonka.com/en/product/kyrkja/