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I take a comparative look at the weight differences between a hammock set up and a tent set up.   This is not a review of ultra-light high-end gear that costs hundreds and hundreds of pounds, but a look at what is more affordable for the weekend wild camper and backpacker. Not everyone's quest is for lighter weight setups for the sake of it, but an effort to just make our time out more enjoyable. After all, I'm not getting any younger!  

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Tents -

We're often asked which is better, and, can you do a comparison? So here it is folks. A rundown of the Cloud Peak 2 and the LanShan 2 tents.  

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Tents -

A question that often crops up is what is the difference between the Lanshan 2 and the Lanshan 2 Pro tents, and which one would suit my needs better? To start with the basics, the Lanshan 2 is cheaper than the Lanshan 2 Pro, whilst the Lanshan 2 Pro is lighter than the Lanshan 2. Well, I guess that's the question answered? Of course it's not. You folks want far more detail than that don't you? In essence, the Lanshan 2 has a traditional set up of having a separate flysheet and inner tent, whereas the Lanshan 2 Pro is...

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Hammocks -

We run through how to set up your hammock and tarp. Things you'll need, things to consider and how to do it. Video.

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Hammocks, wild camping -

Following my recent -7 hammock camp in the snow, is there anything that I would have done differently? Below are the key things that I would have done differently. Turn the tarp around 90 degrees so that the ridge line tie up points can be used as side tie out points. this would have given the sides of the tarp more stability against the wind and the weight of the snow. Changing the tarp to a steeper angle to allow the snow not to settle on it so much was a last minute idea that paid off. However, I still...

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