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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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Hammocks, wild camping -

Snow was forecast for the night of Thursday 31st January 2019, and I was keen to get out for a snowy hammock camp. Temps got down to -7.

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wild camping -

Well, I guess it's time that I exposed my own loadout for a one-night wild camp. Firstly, I have a confession. I carry more than I need to generally. With the above kit, I have the option of hammocking or going to ground in a tent, and having the additional luxury of a tarp to go over the hammock or the tent. Excluded from the picture is food/water or any additional clothing that I may take, but that depends on the time of year and the weather. Okay, let's start with the important bit that everyone wants to know. Weight. The...

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Tents -

With a huge selection of tents available, what should you look for in a backpacking tent? There are some key questions that you should be asking yourself when considering a backpacking tent. I'll be focusing on typical UK conditions for this post. Budget Size, 1 or 2 person tent Where will you be using it Weight How many nights you intend on using it for, multi-night trips or just one or two nights Inner or outer pitch first Single or double skin 1) Budget. Okay, so I've hit the ground hard with this one. but it is vital to have some...

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