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Message posted by beatroot via mobile 03/5/2021 at 2:34pm
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Will be pitching on site with woodchip pitches in the summer. Do I need to do anything differently? Will I need a footprint for my tent? Only ever pitched on grass before. Tent is a vango Tigris 600 if thatís important. Thanks!

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I Googled the tent, and it has a SIG already.

I would advise getting a cheapo tarpaulin as an additional groundsheet to protect the SIG, as wood chips could be quite hard and sharp.

Just need to make sure the additional groundsheet is slightly smaller than the SIG in all directions, otherwise rain water can gather in between the tarp and the SIG.

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Great thank you - I thought that might be the best plan but itís good to have an expert confirm!

Message posted by dk16803/5/2021 at 7:37pm
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Quote: Originally posted by beatroot on 03/5/2021
Great thank you - I thought that might be the best plan but itís good to have an expert confirm!



Not sure if I would consider myself an expert, however, thanks!

Tarpauline Direct is where I got my cheapo tarp, and you can get a custom sized one to suit your tunnel tent relatively cheaply.

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I have never camped on woodchip but how deep is the woodchip? I am wondering whether normal tent pegs will be long enough to reach terra firma if it is several inches thick??

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Never camped on woodchip but I think decent tent pegs a must really and a tent footprint or tarp to protect the sig on your tent.


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