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    Fishing Shelter?

    Hi

    Has anyone used a fishing shelter instead of a tent for ground dwelling?

    I`ve seen some half round ones with an open front so you could benefit from a camp fire,

    Cheers
    Adrian

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    Hi Adrian.

    Check out the link below. It shows different tarp configurations some of which are similar the open front tent. For those with a tarp who do not have a fishing shelter it's a practical alternative.

    http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/sh...gurations.html

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    Seen it done but wouldn't risk a fire near them.

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    I'm thinking a honey stove / small fire box type of affair. Anything bigger and you risk pin hole burns in all of your kit from any stray sparks
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    I quite often use a fishing bivvy or even a day shelter for overnighters. Very quick to put up, and comfy enough. A bit heavy though. Big fishing brollies are also quite useful for short trips in reasonable weather where you don't need a full tent. Still heavy though

    My bivvy has a 'half groundsheet' - so the half near the door has no floor. It also has 'doors' that can be pulled a long way back, so using a stove is pretty safe.

    Some of the carp fishing rigs I've seen are downright luxurious, but I wouldn't want to carry them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cave dweller View Post
    I quite often use a fishing bivvy or even a day shelter for overnighters. Very quick to put up, and comfy enough. A bit heavy though. Big fishing brollies are also quite useful for short trips in reasonable weather where you don't need a full tent. Still heavy though

    My bivvy has a 'half groundsheet' - so the half near the door has no floor. It also has 'doors' that can be pulled a long way back, so using a stove is pretty safe.

    Some of the carp fishing rigs I've seen are downright luxurious, but I wouldn't want to carry them!
    Hi

    Thanks that's sounds ideal,
    Could I ask what bivvy and day shelter you use?

    Cheers
    Adrian

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    The groundsheet from my fishing bivvy weighs almost 5kilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyboy1971 View Post
    The groundsheet from my fishing bivvy weighs almost 5kilo.
    Hi
    Blimey thats heavy!!

    I was thinking more like a beach tent kind of thing i think they are known as day shelters (loads lighter but quite flimsy)

    Adrian

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    Yeah I have the heavy ground sheet for the Nash titan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aij29 View Post
    Could I ask what bivvy and day shelter you use?

    Cheers
    Adrian
    My bivvy is a 2 man TF gear from fishtec, but I don't think the one they sell now is the same as mine - it's four years old. The day shelter is (I think) a Wychwood Solace.

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