Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Equipment Part 1 - The Tent

The tent is one of the most important pieces of kit when backpacking - ours is a Hilleburg Kaitum 2:
Not the lightest at 3Kg but very dependable and suitable for long trips for two people and a large dog!
It's large enough inside for comfortable sleeping for all and the two vestibules make for a lot of flexibility. Included are a superlight footprint to reduce wear on the groundsheet and an internal 'dog protector' to ensure Barney doesn't puncture our inflatable beds!
Before we acquired Barney we used a smaller Terra Nova tent but with the addition of a dog we had to upsize! Barney came from the UK Flat Coat Retriever rescue centre so did not cost a lot - buying a new tent however did! It's now completed many trips in the 6 years since Barney joined us including backpacking over 73 Munros.

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