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marc D (mareco) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Scotland
About Me Construction Project Manager. Hike, climb, mountain bike and kayak.
Tent Designer.
StatePerthshire
CountryScotland
My Website URLhttp://www.trekkertent.com

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Trailstar
Yes, it seems to be all positive reviews from the guys in Scotland using the Trailstar. My concern with this shelter though is the size of its footprint, about 3 metres across I think. The TGO c...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 19, 2:47am

windworthy tents
I will keep an eye on Tracksterman's progress, he's certainly speaks his mind if he is not happy with any equipment. Thanks for the explanation on the doublecross designs Samuel, its a b...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 18, 6:09pm

Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
Thanks for the blog references Nick. I never come across anyone camping out high in the winter, but there seems to be a small community of them. Plenty of reading material to go through. Tracksterm...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 18, 5:32am

Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands
Ross Thanks, those Stephenson's are weird looking, very different, but seem to be effective. There was very little movement of the fabric between the 2 poles in the strong winds. Impressive.

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 17, 11:33am

Scotland: the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail, and More
Thanks for the report. I also enjoyed your Pyrenees report, lots of useful information for when I go later this year. A shame about the weather. When its good, the hills are completely transf...

In Post-Trip Reports » Scotland: the West Highland Way, the Cape Wrath Trail, and More
June 17, 7:37am

e: Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands
Thanks to everyone for the advice. I think I will try the Tarptent Moment, with the modifications Eric suggested, that should be ok for most situations. I might also try modifying one of the ...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 17, 5:20am

Re: NEW ripstop inner tent for Moment DW
Thanks Stephen, I am not a member of those sites but I will check them out. I have been tempted by the Unna, but this would mean losing weight from the pack elsewhere (which means getting a ligh...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 16, 4:23pm

Re: NEW ripstop inner tent for Moment DW
Stephen 75 mph in a tent sounds scary. I have never been to Ireland but I would imagine it gets the same storms we get rolling in from the Atlantic, especially on the west coast. I65 mph was...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 16, 3:53pm

Re: NEW ripstop inner tent for Moment DW
Stephen I dont the exact wind speeds, but these were conditions where it was hard to stand upright and walk forward into the wind. I avoid exposed areas if these conditions are forecast, the ...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 16, 3:01pm

NEW ripstop inner tent for Moment DW
Thanks for that Eric, the mods and the fabric inner would certainly make it more viable. It looks like the the Moment would be fairly simple to set up and take down in high winds? This is usuall...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 16, 2:10pm

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