I did indeed use the Pad, it was really comfortable and I did not slide off it at all.
I had 2 each on the attachment points on the main canopy slope, 3 on each arch point, and 1 each attached to the top of the corner tie off point.
I was using the Fly only and had the cross poles on also. My Anemoter was registering 50mph plus on the two occaisons I measured it and and we got but even stronger gusts coming through 180 degrees.
The tent held like a rock, one section of the arch pole did bend a small bit.
As it was not raining much I only had to adjust the guys once during the night.
He also "nicked" ALL my guy lines.........................
I'll let Stephen explain.
12 extra lines and pegs...............
Belive me they where needed, constant 50mph wind gusting to 65+ I reckon and veering from every direction.
The wind was hitting from every direction on the compass, each time it "died off" the next gust hit from a different direction and the gust sometimes lasted for up to a minuite.
We had to lie on them to stop them blowing away a few times.
Oh, a few times after pitched, Stephen was fast asleep and didn't notice how wet & windy it got!!!!!
sounds like 'fun'
what tent did you use Paul?
this is a very boring vid I did the other night after I'd sorted the guys and it calmed down a bit - the gust at 30 secs was typical of what we had regularly for 5 hours .
I'd a Scarp 1 too.
It didn't cope as well as Stephen's did, if you would like a more detailed response PM me, not knowing you I would't want things posted on a public site, that could be taken out of context and not what I mean.
The Scarp 1 is a great tent.
Oh, and what was happening was worse than that Vid.
MixedUp, as with any tent if possible you want to get either the rear, lowest part, of the tent pitched into prevailing wind. IE. the wind is hitting that part of tent first and 'flowing' over tent. This helps "stablise" tent so 'should' not be as blown about. (Does't apply to Geodesics as such, but still want door/s out of wind direction.
In the case of Scarps and the like it doesn't matter which end is pitched into wind, because both ends are the same.
In our case that night it didn't make any difference what way tent was pitched, the wind was veering 360" and hit us from all points of the compass. We did try to pitch into the wind but was just not possible.
Hope I'm not leading the blind on pitching tents.
Mole wrote (see)
sounds like 'fun'what tent did you use Paul?this is a very boring vid I did the other night after I'd sorted the guys and it calmed down a bit - the gust at 30 secs was typical of what we had regularly for 5 hours .
Ed, with doors on both sides only one can be opened in "lee" of wind, other will be in 'force' of wind. That also means that tent will be 'side on' to wind and therefore the maximum area of tent into wind. Eah.
I think you might mean something different, explain. (your homework for later)
Always at back of class.
Could be why I spent more time in Headmasters office, outside class door or suspended
If I was moved 2 front I disrupted them 2 much, only by talking..... nowt else!!
How the feck I did get 6 GCSE's at A or B, I or my teachers will never no
Talking of porches, does anybody know what the attachments are for on the base of the inner tent ?
They are there to help with the inner only set up.It's an American thing, don't worry about that...
For the rest of the world you can use them to keep the floor pegged back.BTW, of course door to the lee side. If the lee side becomes the windward side, use the other door.
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