Sometimes they fire at weekends,(especially Willsworthy range) but August is always clear.
Not sure on the reason for starting at Buckfasleigh - see your other thread- like Rob says - 3 miles of road before the moor! And, it's at least 12 miles walk to Princetown from there, let alone Foggintor...
I'd try and park nearer the moor myself. Rob will know good spots around there.
One route idea: (there are many )
Assuming 1:25000 map for place names.
Enter Moor at Lud Gate, Huntingdon Warren, Broad Falls, Red Lake Tip (swim?), drop down to the River Erme, Erme pits, Calvelsake Tor, ( Eylesbarrow, make way to Princetown.(I wouldn't - I'd go via Crazywell pool n Black tor to Foggintor? Possibly camp at 557744. That will be more like 13 miles tho, even from parking near Lud Gate.
Next Day, stone rows etc nearby, then Great Mis Tor, (Lynch Tor?), Fur Tor, Cut Hill, Kit Rocks, down the East Dart to camp somewhere (waterfall?) 10 miles ish
Next Day, Postbridge, Bellever Tor, Huccaby Tor, Road, Weeke ford (or Hexworthy if pub wanted!), Combestone Tor, Chalk Ford and back to Car....
Fair enough - I erroneously thought they were wanted for guyline use.
I find mitten hooks undo pretty easily on the few occasions I've needed to do it.
Have used my Scarp several times with 2 of us. We just undid the first mitten hook on each side. A refinement (if bothered about the floppy roof edge , which I'm not really) would be a short length of shockcord and Another mitten hook to take up the slack.
You could use mini carabiners instead. (for the 2 corners too)
Personally I wouldn't bother.
Getting into a small tent when wet? Tried and tested method:
(Quickly) WP Jacket off, overtrousers down (chucked into side of porch) and sit backwards down into inner tent leaving feet in porch. Sort feet end. Job done, and no faffing with inner.
I would mainly want a filter for lowland non hill water or for travelling abroad.
As someone who has worked in the agricultural and horticultural fields, and having a fair knowledge of what can go on, for regular lowland usage, I wouldn't want to use a filter which didn't take out/significantly reduce chemicals as well as the biological stuff.
Especially if travelling abroad to places which have less regulation than Europe ( and quite likely use chemicals which our companies sell to them after we banned them!)