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Message posted by gepocock on 09/2/2013 at 8:14am
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Quote: Originally posted by die_hard_camper on 03/8/2005
I like a SIG and I put a cheap blue tarpaulin on the ground first where the tent is going to go, so the groundsheet isn't going to get all mucky.


What a good idea. Just bought my Soulpad 5000 hybrid and haven't used it yet as Ibought it for this Summer 2013, so don't really want to get it all mucky. Thanks

 


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i just moved to the cleveland 5 it has both. its perfect for us as we have a dog and we can cantain her in the front of the tent and just take out and clean it when it needs it or in the summer we can just have grass there. the sleeping area has a sig so no nasty bugs or cold chills in the wind.
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Message posted by GMcR on 24/3/2013 at 11:34am
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Midgies = SIG

Message posted by carolines on 27/5/2013 at 11:17pm
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Had a couple of days of torrential in our new tent...with a SIG ...fantastic! Dry and cosy... loved our other poly cotton tent but I know we would have had water coming in!

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I do have it because of the dogs much easier

Message posted by Ceri anne on 08/9/2013 at 2:31am
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Me and my family have just been camping for the first time this year. We thankfully had a Vango air beam to start our camping ventures in. I can safely say 4camping holidays later (this summer) me and my partner n children wouldn't have n joyed it as much if we hadn't of had sewn in ground sheets!!they kept us very dry in some really bad rain!!!
Must admit we didn't bother with the groundsheet in the porch. !!!


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Wouldn't be without a SIG...stepped on too many slugs with bare feet first thing in the morning!

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Most tents when I first started camping had loose groundsheets in the living area (or those I could afford did). I wasn't too concerned about the bugs because the bedroom pods always had sewn in groundsheets and by keeping the door closed and closing it after stepping in or coming out it was very rare to get anything inside.

My concern was always the draught that came under the flysheet or probably even more annoying, rain dripping off the flysheet onto the groundsheet and running inside the tent, usually pooling around the feet of tables and chairs, and having to keep everything off the floor or inside the bedroom pod.

I saved up my pennies and eventually managed to afford a large tent with a sewn in groundsheet...what a difference that made! With a fitted carpet which didn't get wet, electric hook-up, heater and other mod-cons it became home from home...warm and comfortable, without draughts and no need to continually wear an anorak.

A large living area that one can comfortably sit and eat in and store things in, large windows to watch other less fortunate campers swabbing out their groundsheets dressed like arctic explorers, was an added bonus. I would never buy a tent with a loose groundsheet again.

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