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  1. Top Tent Pitching Tips

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    Pitching a tent in the correct location can make all the difference between getting a good nights sleep and having a complete nightmare. Follow these top tent pitching tips for a peaceful and comfortable slumber:

     

    • If you have never pitched your tent before always have a dry run in your garden to iron out any problems
    • There’s something quite relaxing about camping near water but beware of mosquitoes and boggy ground
    • If you cannot find some shelter behind a rock, wall or hedge, pitch your tent so the entrance faces away from the prevailing wind
    • If there is dry vegetation or leaves on the ground, pack it under your groundsheet for a free natural mattress
    • Try to avoid pitching in a dip in the ground or at the bottom of a slope – rainwater runoff and cold air creeping downhill may disrupt a good night’s sleep
    • Avoid pitching under a tree – unlikely though a lightning strike or falling branch might be, the drips from above will drive you mad long after rain has stopped
    • Try and pitch on level ground, otherwise you may wake up scrunched in the corner
    • Check the ground for rocks and holes masked by grass or vegetation. These can damage your ground sheet and will be uncomfortable if laid upon.

  2. Terra Nova Bivvy & Bothy Bags at Sub Zero Store

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    Terra Nova manufacture a range of  lightweight and compact Bivvy and Bothy bags in a range of sizes.  The Bothy bags are ideal for changeable weather conditions, outdoor emergencies or even lunch stops. They are best suited to people who will be walking, climbing, mountain biking and running in areas where they are unlikely to be able to get a warm, windproof, water resistant or waterproof shelter.

    The Bivvy bags are a great lightweight alternative to carrying a tent. The Terra Nova Bivvys come in a range of styles and budgets to cater for most peoples requirements. Use in conjunction with Sub Zero range of technical thermal underwear base layers and mid layers for total warmth protection whilst on the hills.

    Bothy survival hiking and walking bag by Terra Nova

    Bothy survival hiking and walking bag by Terra Nova


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