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Message posted by Caligula on 09/9/2017 at 7:03pm
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Ha! ha!...very true!

(one of them though......is brand new!)

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 09/9/2017
Middle of October at camping in the forest Bedgellert. Wee tent and halogen heater but didn't need the heater.





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Message posted by James Watt on 14/9/2017 at 7:24pm
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heath63, do I see a Coleman Caucasus 3 that's not on your 'Outfit' list?

I saw one at a Camping Exhibition a few months ago, and was tempted to buy one, but my wife was not keen as she couldn't stand up in it.
I had to bite my tongue to refrain from telling her it was for SOLO camping   

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Snow on a tent makes brilliant insulation. Just a bit of a shock waking up to it (at Moffat).

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Message posted by Ewen c on 16/9/2017 at 10:41pm
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James. That is a pic of my Caucasus which I have replaced with a cobra.
Excellent tent and very roomy but too heavy for backpacking.


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Now I'm HELL YES!

Message posted by James Watt on 18/9/2017 at 8:08am
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Thanks Ewan C, sorry for my error.

I had a look at the "Cobra Pro" spec'.

For me, I'd use it as a solo lightweight tent.

The 5000HH of the groundsheet helps it to keep the weight down, but suggests either a footprint is needed, or clean grassy pitch to avoid damage.

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Message posted by Ewen c on 18/9/2017 at 4:47pm
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I use it for backpacking with OH. It isn't ultralight but it isn't like our F10.
We bought it as it has twin side entrances. It will be put to the test next year on our 2 week walk in Normandy. No wild camping involved.

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We've got 3 nights booked for first week in October, After nearly 2years away from camping after a few health issues and loosing job.
Happen to say to wife other day we can start using the tent again now things are better, half hour later 3 nights booked at a site we've used before an hour away from home and can't bloody wait for it.

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I couldn't get away when I wanted to a couple of weeks ago because we had those high winds and rain but if the weather holds I am certainly hoping to get away to Dorset early next week. The long distance forecast is looking good. I will certainly have EHU though!

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Message posted by ultraquasar on 27/9/2017 at 12:10am
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Quote: Originally posted by hels189 on 01/9/2017
Ok we need to visit hubbys family in Grimsby this year (😕) Only camped for a few days in May as had holiday of a lifetime in Canada for 3 weeks this summer so hubby has asked if I fancy camping in October half term (21st Oct to be precise!) when we go visit the inlaws!

Is he crazy??

Usually only camp May - Aug!! Kids scout camp all year round!!

Opinions!! And if yes any recommendations Grimsby way??

Tia Helen x



Do it, I've been climbing Snowden in just shorts before and getting sunburnt in mid Oct.

Keeping an eye on sunspots will become more of a feature as we go into a solar minimum in a few years time if scientists are right, but the TLDR is no sunspots = whacky weather, ie too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet.

Last time we had a solar minimum was 500 years ago so no met office data to go off, just contemporary data which a Prof Brian Fagan has amassed and written about in a few books if interested in what to expect. Volcanoes are mankinds biggest risk, largest explosion in last few hundred years is ten times greater than the combined power of all the nuke weapons on this planet and a massive volcanic explosion spewing lots of ash into atmosphere can reduce global temps by an average of 10 C in as many days threatening global food supplies which is a risk as this country imports 55% of its food and the UK supply chain only has upto 5 days food if the country was cut off.

Just to put some of the recent Trump/NK news in perspective.

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When you think about it, we are all walking around on the rather thin dried and cooled crust of a massive fire ball. One day there is going to be a heck of a bang when the bubble bursts!

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Quote: Originally posted by ultraquasar on 27/9/2017
Quote: Originally posted by hels189 on 01/9/2017
Ok we need to visit hubbys family in Grimsby this year (😕) Only camped for a few days in May as had holiday of a lifetime in Canada for 3 weeks this summer so hubby has asked if I fancy camping in October half term (21st Oct to be precise!) when we go visit the inlaws!

Is he crazy??

Usually only camp May - Aug!! Kids scout camp all year round!!

Opinions!! And if yes any recommendations Grimsby way??

Tia Helen x



Do it, I've been climbing Snowden in just shorts before and getting sunburnt in mid Oct.

Keeping an eye on sunspots will become more of a feature as we go into a solar minimum in a few years time if scientists are right, but the TLDR is no sunspots = whacky weather, ie too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet.

Last time we had a solar minimum was 500 years ago so no met office data to go off, just contemporary data which a Prof Brian Fagan has amassed and written about in a few books if interested in what to expect. Volcanoes are mankinds biggest risk, largest explosion in last few hundred years is ten times greater than the combined power of all the nuke weapons on this planet and a massive volcanic explosion spewing lots of ash into atmosphere can reduce global temps by an average of 10 C in as many days threatening global food supplies which is a risk as this country imports 55% of its food and the UK supply chain only has upto 5 days food if the country was cut off.

Just to put some of the recent Trump/NK news in perspective.




And yet, globally, the planet, as of now, is producing enough food to feed everyone on it's overpopulated surface..............


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Distribution and infrastructure is one problem amongst many which causes famines & food banks but theres nothing like Nature to introduce a spanner into the works, and volcanoes are probably the biggest spanner we currently face on this planet for a major cataclysmic event and another Carrington event all driven by the sun.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

500 years ago when the solar minimums happened, its thought (because not much record taking took place), nearly 25% of the global population died due to famine and cold because a series of event all came together much like the Plagues of Egypt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagues_of_Egypt

I dont mind continuing this in off topic if interested.

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QUOTE:"And yet, globally, the planet, as of now, is producing enough food to feed everyone on it's overpopulated surface.............."

and we produce more than enough food product to feed this island, on this island, which brings us to...:

QUOTE:"Distribution and infrastructure is one problem amongst many which causes famines.."

..which brings me to camping in Oct.???.....yes, very comfortable night last night; the lavvu was too comfortable for a passing hedgehog who stuck his nose under the eaves, and then meandered on.......


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