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Well just came out of Tescos, & they are selling a domed 4 man tent £30 they got blow up air bed things £10 & and an array of Fart sacks as well.
Of course a tent for £30 will not be the best in the world but will give something to use while you think about which 1 to buy for seroius work.
My 6 year old 14.99 euro tent will soon be off to the Spanish Pyrennes again.
It is a dome tent that can be pitched on any surface very quickly without pegs. Is both insect and waterproof. So cheap can be fine.
Well so far Tent £29.99 3 man domed & fly sheet.
Sleeping bag from Blacks reduced from £60.00 to £25.99 + £5.99 discount with forces ID = £20.00 Vango Fusion 2-3 season.
Cooker a Colman dual fuel £45.00 world of camping, it was sale of the week.
Only thing I need to get now is some pots etc as mine I had with my
Gaz cooker seems to have grown legs! preferbly non stick unless im going to carry salt, (cook salt dry in the pan, salt turns brown then pan is non stick)
btw decent tent pegs from local Ironmongers (Colchester still has 1! known as Cheap Jacks real name Jacks)
ive had that before, a tent that was perfectly good when it went away leaks like a sieve next time out.
i think they can start to leak on creases and any dirty/wet patches there were when it got put away. when i started spending decent money on decent tents i started looking after them better, before every trip now i set up the tent in the back garden (if its not p###ing down!) and have a good look at it, then afterwards i sponge off any bird poo or grass/dirt, slug trails etc and hang it in the garage over a rope line to completely dry before putting away. ive been told you shouldnt roll tents and sleeping bags in their stuff sacks but loose in as big a sack or pillowcase as you can find. i dont go that far but it makes sense to keep the "loft", and my dad gave me a tent once that had been in his garage for a few years, when i tipped it out it was like confetti and had a rats nest in it. good job i checked before going away!
The MSR Dragonfly is pretty much the benchmark as far as serviceable , petrol stoves go. However because of that they are a little more pricey than some of the competitors. We have had ours for about 5 years and have cooked more than 500 meals (plus hundreds of cups of tea) on it as we travelled around the world. The key is to make sure you bring the service kit which has all the spare parts. Often the poor petrol in some places around the world clogs them up and requires a little cleaning.
Hilleberg tents are also pricey but very good. We have the Nalo 2 GT and its been fantastic although when we got a huge snow dump in russia one end of the tent slightly collapsed which bent a pole.. don't think it was designed to have a 2 meter snow drift weigh it down
I have a Trangia. It runs on meths only (I believe) and it never causes me any trouble. Some people say it doesn't cook as fast as other fuel types but it does me fine to boil water and heat stuff up. It also comes with pans and a kettle. I dont go to wild places so getting a little bottle of meths never causes me any trouble. I like it, but everyone must choose whatever they are comfortable with.
Well it seems there's no shortage of sound advice re: 3 man tents and petrol stoves on the HUBB.
But I don't see that as a reason not to add my two-penneth!
I bought the Coleman 533 Dual-Fuel stove, and after 13 months daily use, with some of the lowest quality fuel in the world (assumption, not based on fact) it's just clogged for the first time. $14 replacement part and I'm good to go again.
Coleman stoves are fantastically good, I would not bother looking at anything else, based on my experience.
I use the Nash Stove Bag, it's a bit bigger than it needs to be, but I also put a little bottle of oil in there, spices, pepper grinder and a mini chopping board. 8 quid online, see above link
For a tent I've used the Marmot Aeros 3P, which has also been extremely good. Used a LOT since leaving home 13 months ago, and only this week has it started to give up. Marmot have been great when I contacted them.
You can pitch the inner mesh only.
2 Doors, and 2 porch areas.
Light and compact.
Orange (I worried about the visibility when wild camping, never an issue)
In fact, I've found most manufacturers have been really good if/when stuff fails. Email them and there's a good chance they'll send out a new one
Hi I'm in the same situation and have to get a tent in days so will be making my mind up today. Tent for RTW 2-up.
Tents I'm considering are:
1. Vango Halo 300
2. Big Agnes Emerald Mountain SL3
that's pretty much it to be honest. Exped and Hilleberg are too expensive, MSR, The North Face etc. I haven't found anything with big enough vestibules, two entrances etc.
I would go with the vango - the only thing is: the inner material is quite a fine mesh and therefore I'm concerned about condensation and airflow? On the other hand it's good midges protection
Did anybody else find Vango tents hot inside in the warmer climates?
We have just bought a Khyham freerider it's not the lightest and does not fold up the smallest but its a great tent I can stand up in it which i like, has a large porch for gear etc (could get the bikes in) being that we take two bikes the weight an size is not quite as much of an issue and we see it as little bit of comfort.
My tent (similar to the "Vanua" URL: Rejka Outgear) has lastet me for more than 10 years now, lots of use and abuse and it is still going strong. Will be our home again during this year's Hokkaido touring.
If you compare the price with what you get from this company - there is nothing at all to complain about. The floor is coated for 10.000mm of water, the outer tent 4.000mm. The poles are 7075 T6 ALU, 9,5 mm + 11 mm, the outer tent is 185T/ 70D Ripstop Polyester, inside PU-coated. The company gives you a 5-year-warranty - anything else?
Again, I DON'T get any paybacks, no favors or anything else. In my opinion they just sell great tents (comparable to those "well-kown-brands") at a better and more acceptable price. Sorry that the homepage is in German only - but it should give you an idea. In case of any questions, send me a mail to klausdorth(at)web.de. Replace the (at) with @.
Last weekend I spent another wet weekend in Wales and woke up both mornings in about 1" of water !
The seems and waterproofing had totally given up even though the tent still looks like new
I'm glad I found this out now rather than on the road in a few months time..
I'll be sure to buy a quality 2 skin tent now..... I suppose in most cases, you get what you pay for !
Use Hair spray it will water proof the Tent (old Army trick)
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