Message posted by Mucker1884 on 23/6/2014 at 7:25pm
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Karsten 350+Awnings &2x Kampa Classics
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Regardless of whether you get pitching instructions etc, I really wouldn't just turn up on site for your first pitch.
Have at least one practice pitch, be it your garden, someone else's garden, a local park. Anywhere that has the room!
As well as that all important practice, it gives you the chance to make sure everything is present, and in working order. Doesn't do any harm to get the hose pipe on it either, once it's up, if at all possible. (Make sure it's bone dry before re-packing, of course). This goes whether the tent is brand new from a shop, or used from an auction site!
2016: 7 nights/3 camps... Slow year! :-(
2015: 38 nights/11 camps
2014: 34 nights/10 camps
2013: 36 nights
2012: 23 nights