As regular visitors will know, I am not in the habit of posting tent pictures for the sake of it, but I couldn’t resist a couple here. For people who like this sort of thing I have started a Camping Gallery as a memento of my trips.
As the sun is shining and I am stuck at home for a bit longer, I have been practising pitching my newly acquired preloved Mountain Laurel Designs Duomid, in a highly visible shade of yellow sinylon, and sealing my old Force Ten tent. For the Duomid, after advice from several people, I used Colin Ibbotson’s method of attaching my two z poles together with cord, and Emma’s suggestion of using velcro to then hold them together to form a support pole. The result seems to be just the job, and will encourage me to use my poles more often.
I haven’t yet worked out how and if to attach the inner, but first impressions are that the Duomid is really palatial after my snug and much loved Force Ten (below). It also takes up a lot of space once all the guy ropes are staked out, but I guess they add to the stability of the shelter. On advice from Daron, I am making a Polycro ground sheet to go under the inner and maybe into the spacious porch as well.
I would welcome any advice from Duomid users, as I hope to be using it over the coming months.