What makes camping books such an essential read?

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Blog provided by 3f UL Gear apologies for any Chinglish and poor translation. We will aim to redo this in our own words in the future. 

Many people asked me whether seam-seal the Lanshan tent with silicone glue is a must. My answer is that it depends on the situation. If you buy a non-PRO version, you don’t need to apply glue, because it has been taped in the factory and has the high-performance waterproof ability. If you buy the PRO version which is made by 2 side silicone coated Nylon, Congratulations, you will get a new skill!

This method works for any silicone ultralight tent. Not limited to Lanshan tent.

You can find something like a syringe in the package go from the Lanshan Pro, which is the best gluing tool for ordinary people we can find. Although it does not necessarily have the simplest operation, but the result must be the nicest looking.

 

This is a reliable glue. Although it doesn’t dry fast, it’s easy to buy. If you have a better choice, please tell us and we will recommend it to other hikers.

 

In this official instruction of glue, the way they apply glue is to use a small brush to smear the seam, which is also done by most people, but we do not recommend this method because it is very difficult to operate, in the end your beautiful tent will become like this:

believe it will ruin your good mood all day and curse our tent.

 

Our suggestion is to use the syringe we sent with the tent. The specific operation method is shown in the video below:

 

Sorry its chinese! but you will get the drift. English Version just below.

 

 

In English

First of all, you should set up the tent in your backyard. It must be full pitched and tighten.

After that, squeeze the glue into the syringe. According to experience, if your handicraft is good, half a tube of glue is enough. We don’t recommend applying a lot of glue, because it will increase the tent weight.

Before sealing, firstly is to make sure where need sealing. The positions that must be sealing marked with red, the optional sealing area marked with yellow, and the area that no need seam sealing showing as black. We do not recommend seal all seams, because that will increase the weight.

The operation can be carried out from top to bottom. Hold the syringe in one hand, the other hand hold waist for stability. Apply the glue evenly along the seam. In the black UHMWPE patch area, apply it with your fingers after coating to form a thin layer of glue. Remember wipe your finger with papers after that.

If you are a DIYer, it not a big thing! If not, this DIY experience will open up a new world for you.

 

After all seams are sealed, don’t hurry to package the tent. According to the performance of different glue, you need to let it dry for 1-12 hours.

 

In conclusion, If you feel that you are not good at DIY or a perfectionist, you can choose to seal only the red area, so that Lanshan Pro can also withstand in the storm.

 

Finally, if you have a better seam sealing method, please tell us to benefit more people.

If you are planning to head outdoors on a camping trip, you will naturally be focused on getting your kit in order and buying the supplies you need. One thing to seriously consider buying is some books on camping and survival. There are some great titles out there and they really are worth looking into further. But what exactly makes books on camping such an essential read?

Can teach you new skills

One of the main reasons to dive into camping books and literature is the new bushcraft skills they can teach you. It is often useful to do this before you set off on your trip. This allows you to pick up key camping knowledge in advance and sees you well prepared to enjoy your adventure. Whether it is how to build a fire, how to cook in the wild or what kit to take, this is a valuable exercise. While this is naturally very helpful for new campers, even more experienced ones can pick up new tips from books.

Can help to keep you safe

Reading books on camping can also help keep you safer while outdoors. This is because many will contain essential survival tips and information on how to stay safe while camping. This may not be knowledge you already know and so could come in very handy if any accidents or injuries occur. Knowing how to react to getting lost for example or how to use a knife safely is important. Reading the right literature can help arm you with this knowledge.

Something to pass the time with

Of course, literature on camping is also fun and a pleasure to leaf through. This makes it the ideal thing to pass the time within your tent at night or when resting in the day. Paperback books do not weigh much, do not need electricity to work and do not take up too much room – this makes them the ideal thing to pack in your rucksack.

Top camping and survival books at Wood to Water

Here at Wood to Water, we have a selection of top camping books and literature to buy. They all are packed with valuable information to keep you safe and entertained while outdoors. They are all also packed full of key camping skills to learn. Why not treat yourself to one today, ready for your next trip?

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