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    Leaking Vaude Hogan tent

    As I own some paramo I'm pretty well versed in nikwax,I've never treated silnylon before does it need special treatment? tap tap tapping away
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    Leaking Vaude Hogan tent

    Sorry for any confusion the tent didn't leak from the flysheet it just became saturated,the groundsheet soaked up the water,all in all the tent seemed to act as a sponge. My other problem is that it is an eBay buy so I have no idea what the previous owner did to the tent,they may have washed it...
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    Leaking Vaude Hogan tent

    As you may have guessed by the title I have had a massive issue with a leaking vaude Hogan sul 2p,the tent was an eBay purchase just before christmas and arrived in near perfect condition with only a few muddy marks on the groundsheet,all the flysheet and poles intact,all in all well chuffed...
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    Dartmoor

    Is it also true that the MOD are shutting off some of north Dartmoor to the public tap tap tapping away
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    Dartmoor

    Thanks Bucephalus for pointing me towards Sir Dartmoor Ivan,he kindly offered me and my mates camping a while back tap tap tapping away
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    Dartmoor

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    Dartmoor

    Hi folks,I am seeking a challenge for the new year and walking the length or the breadth of Dartmoor in one visit floats my boat. I have done countless wild camps on Dartmoor as well as doing multi night trips to Snowdonia and the Brecons. What I'm after is a possible route across Dartmoor,it...
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    Dartmoor

    North to south tap tap tapping away
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    Telescopic Fishing Kit ?

    I have had the shorter of the two Lidl rods for over five years,it's been brilliant on over ten wild brown fishing trips on Dartmoor and I'm considering buying another as a spare. tap tap tapping away
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    How many tents do you own?

    Oops as well Vango icarus 600+canopy Luxe mini peak 2 Tiger paws Tiger paws(without poles) 2 man pop up tent Hunka xl bivi 3x3 dd tarp tap tap tapping away
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    Luxe mini peak vs Pro Action Tigerpaws

    I have heard about Bob's trip,I was perhaps after a slightly more neutral experience. Before anyone moans I am casting aspersions on Bob's honesty I have nothing but respect for the guy and his wife who I have bought kit from and run a great store,I just wanted to hear of any problems with the...
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    Luxe mini peak vs Pro Action Tigerpaws

    Myself and three friends are off to Snowdonia on the 19th April for a two night walk and camp,we are all pretty experienced wild campers and walkers with a fairly decent kit list,but there is one thing going around and around in my head,which tent do I take do I take my tried and trusted...
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    Best MVP [Goretex] Surplus Jacket for under £50?

    I have had the french army mvp(defo not goretex)and loved it,looks great fits great and also leaked great,got shot of that and got myself an ECWCS goretex us jacket,top top quality bombproof,took it on a daywalk over Dartmoor during 2 massive hailstone storms kept me bone dry and warm,the only...
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    Folding Saw £4!

    I got a similar saw from Aldi a few years back and it has lasted pretty well,works on a pull motion rather than a push and it is designed for green wood.
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    Recommend me a water filter?

    I have an aquaguard eliminator which i team up with a source convertube,hasn't killed me yet or made me ill,its lightweight and packs down small tip tap tapping away