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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Huntersforge, would i have enough room to pitch my Varanger here? Theres some grassy areas near the parking/picnic area, is there anymore flat land near here? I have also seen that there is a £2 charge to access the forest drive, but in truth, i havent been asked to pay once, and I havent seen...
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    Bites causing blisters

    I'm amazed that no one has mentioned 'Smidge' :eek: I've been on four, five day trips out to Galloway Forest, from early May to now. The first trip I had some Jungle Formula DEET stuff. I got absolutely nailed. Before my second trip, I was in Tamarack Outdoors, and Mike suggested I try some...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Thank you guys. She did come back on Monday as we were leaving. She approached me with the same attitude, asked me why I had disobeyed her I took her to her sign, explained I’ll leave no trace, and I’d moved my car. I explained that she was like an attack dog with the way and manner she...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Thanks for the reply mate. I’m just really glad that the sign she was so keen to point me at, and was convinced said no camping, simply said if camping, please do so responsibly. She hasn’t been back so far today, but my car is still down the road, so I’m breaking no rules so to speak. There...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Guys, I wasn’t sure where to post this, but I could use some advice... I came back to the otter pool this morning, parked in the same place, pitched in the same spot. I’d been here an hour, I was cooking some sausages, and a ranger came, and very rudely told me I had to pack up, and I couldn’t...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Guys, I’m currently at the Otter Pool, it’s stunning I fancy driving down to the coast today, any recommendations?
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    I appreciate the help, thank you. I usually find posting pictures to forums hard work, but if your on Instagram, I do post a lot to there (@jordansamfranklin)
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    The inner does eat space.... and they ain’t cheap! That sounds promising, if it’s quiet mid week I may try the Otter Pools then.... it looks a stunning place!
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Looks a very similar setup to mine mate. Is that the 6-8 man? I have the 8-10 man Camp version. I have a Cyprinus carp Bed/Chair in mine, with a memory foam mattress. I also have the Frontier Stove. I too have been in my Varanger Camp down to around -8 and I was lovely and warm. Nothing better...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Just an update on this guys.... I made my way to Clatteringshaws and had a walk around, I was struggling to see anywhere where i would have enough room to pitch the Varanger, so I made my way down towards Loch Dee, and found a place to park and pitch up by a small stream just downhill from the...
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    Planning Galloway Forest

    Evening All, I am planning on heading here in the morning, last minute, spur of the moment thing! I've been pouring over google earth looking at the Lochs in that area, as I would ideally like to pitch up alongside one. I will be using my Varanger Camp, and a campbed, as I intend to stay for...
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    Opinions on the Helsport Pasvik 4-6 Lavvu

    I ended up with the 10-12 version, not the 4-6 in the end. When I looked at it up in the shop, and I considered the gear a few of us would need, it didn't feel big enough. The 10-12 is over 6.5m wide with the guy lines out, so it needs a good bit of space to pitch.
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    Opinions on the Helsport Pasvik 4-6 Lavvu

    I've been meaning to come back and update this... Okay, so I have now had three 4 day trips out in the Lavvu. And my thoughts? I don't think I could love it any more! Putting it up on my own in any wind can be a little challenging, but its doable with some determination! Its not that heavy, it...
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    Recommend me a Folding Campbed/Chair

    Well, I took the Bedchair on a 4 day trip with the Lavvu last week, and I have honestly never slept better in a tent. Incredibly comfy, and I found by putting my Berghaus Vulcan II under the foot end with some bits stuffed in, this prevented any tipping. If you are not having to carry it far...
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    Recommend me a Folding Campbed/Chair

    That looks good too Bob... I like the one I linked to as I can use it sat up, where many of the others seem to only come flat. I've done some research and they are well regarded, so I think I will take the plunge on this, I'll update this thread with my opinions.
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    Recommend me a Folding Campbed/Chair

    Its the fishing, Bedchair sort of things that I am looking at. I've found one here; https://www.cyprinus.co.uk/products/cyprinus-tilt-memory-foam-bedchair which looks like it'll fit the bill. I won't be having to carry this further than 10 meters, so the weight isn't an issue.
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    Recommend me a Folding Campbed/Chair

    Morning all, I'm looking at buying something like the above for when I am car camping with my Helsport Pasvik Lavvu. I would like something that can be adjusted so I can be sat up in while reading etc. I've been searching the web, but I thought here would be a good place to ask for suggestions...
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    Opinions on the Helsport Pasvik 4-6 Lavvu

    Thanks for that mate.
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    Opinions on the Helsport Pasvik 4-6 Lavvu

    Afternoon All, I am looking at the above as a treat to myself this Christmas. It appeals for a number of reasons, the size, and the fact that I can have a stove fitted for the winter are the most obvious. Does anyone have one? Or something similar? Just thinking, would this be safe to have a...
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    Wildcamp in the Lakes-Tonight. Locations?

    Morning all, I’m planning a trip to the Lakes with my cousin tonight, we would like to camp by a lake or in a decent forest. Can anyone recommend some spots? I have a few places I’ve been before but we would like to try somewhere new. If you could provide post codes for the sat Nav that...