I like the last one for when Martin does a bit of Lampin for rabbits LOL
You can stop using a -10 sleeping bag all the time mate. We get midges up on Dartmoor but you can sit out all evening in Cornwall and not get bothered at all. It rains all winter though. No snow, well maybe one or two days per winter/spring but nothing at all since winter 2011. In fact, we haven't even had a frost to talk of this year. I could use a tarp all year round but driving rain underneath and onto my down bag isn't something I relish when I can be warm and dry in my tent.
Come on down Dave, you'll be more than welcome and it would be good to get together with the boys for a night or two on Dartmoor.
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Anyway, back on topic - there are some interesting lightweight options there. Does seem that the market for this stuff warrants this choice elsewhere on the globe but, as always, choices are somewhat more limited here in the UK. Looking around different suppliers sites though the choice is slowly increasing.
Robert Saunders used to make the lightest tent in the UK at one time. It was called the Spacepacker. He recently passed on and don't know if the company is still trading
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If I were to get bitten by the lightweight bug, I think I would give this one a go.
It is just 11 ounces and packs down to next to nothing, crazy!
I love looking at gear like this, the prices may give you pause for thought, but the ideas behind some of these products are quite inspiring.
I'm currently looking at getting a tarp (was going to get a cheap MOD basha, but I now think it might be too small, so probably a DD) to go with my hammock (which is a DD) and if I do get it into my head to try non tent ground dwelling, it will serve that too.
I've got a bit of time off coming up after the bank holiday, so I am seriously toying with the idea of doing at the very least an overnighter on Dartmoor, but I think it will be a tent adventure and probably not too far from civilization, as it will be my first time camping on Dartmoor (and I am a bit of a girly coward).
However, if the summer tarpology practice on Dartmoor is open to all comers and I can locate the testicular fortitude required to forego the 'luxury' of sleeping in a tent, near enough to civilization for someone to hear you shouting "HELP!" (and if I am available) I could be tempted to pop along.
I'm glad folks found the link useful