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Message posted by heath63 on 14/9/2017 at 3:32pm
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It's all about correct pitching, this comes with experience and practice. Practice pitching your tent first, before considering camping in high winds or gusts.
This way you will know your tent, if it's windy you learn how to use the wind for assistance.
My first big tent was a Vango Oregon 400, a fab tent with same tension band system which gives stability to the tent, in high winds. Mine survived high gusts, I had more faith in that tent than I do with my Outwell.
Tunnel tents are designed to shed the wind, the old adage is to pitch bum in wind. (There will be clever clogs who will say the wind change directions. That's true) depends on the lay of the land, tell tail signs are how trees and hedges bowing.
You learn how to use natural shelters, like walls, hedges and so on.
I haven't broken a pole because of the elements, unlike neighbours, with their badly pitched, tents and not having all their guy lines out.
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