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Message posted by NPSM15/7/2010 at 9:13pm
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Hi,

Wonder if anyone can help.  We are off to the peak district soon.  The only pitch we could get was a hardstanding gravel pitch, which the campsite says will be fine for a tent and lots of other campers use them.  We have a footprint as well as the ground sheet.  Has anyone else camped on handstanding like this before,  is it ok?


Message posted by Debhill15/7/2010 at 9:19pm
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Done it once and wouldn't do it again. We didn't use our footprint but used a thick tarpaulin instead. Having done that it still managed to mark the sig and was extremely hard underfoot even with our carpet down. Just my opinion! Sorry!

Message posted by valbarley15/7/2010 at 9:22pm
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We used one in fforest fields and it was fine

Will depend how coarse the gravel is, just make sure you have plenty of tarp to put underneath


Message posted by Freebird16/7/2010 at 9:33am
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Get some of this rubbery carpet to put on the gravel before pitching your tent upon it. We've pitched ours on sharp gravel for three weeks on end before and were able to walk barefooted in the tent without problem. No marks on the sig either and the carpet was strong and flexible enough not to be pierced by the gravel. We re-used it time and time after that. Not the cheapest of stuff but worth every penny!


Message posted by Claydoncamper16/7/2010 at 12:52pm
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Make sure you have rock pegs, normal pegs will just bend.

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Message posted by cyclemum08/10/2011 at 11:35pm
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freebird, what's it called?


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