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Message posted by jelboy53 on 21/4/2014 at 8:00pm
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Your probably right Phil....All this camping in the woods etc... Is probably an extension of childhood adventures....Mind you....I never got to see much of the green stuff as a kid being brought up on a housing estate in the east end of Glasgow!!!

There were places like the local park...And down by the banks of the Clyde for our adventures.....But not a lot of greenery about...

Think my love of camping springs from holidays in my uncles Hut on the Ayrshire Coast....Different world down there...

I suffer the weight of the Halo as it gives me good head height when pulling my boots on in the morning and lets me get all my stuff in when wet...Have a two man Banshee that I use sometimes....A lot lighter to carry...But its like lying in a coffin...And the condensation issue is terrible even with all vents open!!!

I'll mull over the Idea of the tarp/Hammock combo for a while yet...At least the tents give us some protection from the Scottish Midge...Which believe me can be a problem in the summer months up here.....

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Message posted by heather + phil on 22/4/2014 at 8:25am
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I was fortunate that my parents bought a tent and took us all to Edale. I've loved the place ever since. It started my love for camping.

Nobody can ever accuse you of being a gram weenie, jelboy53, I'm a firm believer in 'your own way is the right way.'

As far as the condensation issue, even in my open tarp, I get terrible condensation, so I'm not sure what else I can do. The best solution I've found is to sleep in a bivi, then it can condense all it wants!

I have a mozzi hat that I could use, although I would hate to have to, and I know that hammocks come with their own nets. Still, getting buzzed by them none stop could be problematic I suppose......

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Message posted by jelboy53 on 22/4/2014 at 10:57am
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I'm trying my best to be a gram weenie cutting down where ever I can Phil...But I like those little "Extras" Like insulation between me and the ground!!!

Health issues(nothing serious) means I cant carry every thing on my back as I would like or I would never reach my pitch when I get off the bus!!!!

I use an old fishing trolly for the heavier stuff and wheel that behind me on backpacking trips....I have to adapt my thinking on these matters or I would never get off...

My thinking on the Banshee condensation issue is...Inner tent has mozzie mesh across the top and down 2 sides just above where my head is...As the tent is low anyway my breath or body heat is rising through the mesh condensating on the underside of the outer and dripping back down on me...I sleep with all vents open and even leave the top of the inner door open but still get damp!! Never had this issue with other small tents I have owned....And speaking to other Banshee owners they say they have no issues with condensation....So I don't really know what's going on there...Not really a BIG Issue more a bit uncomfortable more than anything...But enough to stop me using the Banshee....

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