Wild camping myths debunked

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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’re new to the idea of wild camping, you might be wondering what it’s all about, and how it differs from the usual camping. In order to get your facts right, here are some common wild camping myths to avoid.

You can camp anywhere

There’s often the idea that with wild camping you can pitch up your tent anywhere you like. This isn’t strictly the case. You’ll need permission from a landowner if you wild camp in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. The rules are less strict in Scotland, although you’ll still need to adhere to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which means that you must be responsible, respect the environment and the interests of others.

Bear in mind also that you aren’t allowed to just pitch up outdoors in nature reserves or national parks, with the exception of Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

Wild camping is only for the hardcore

Contrary to what you might think, you don’t have to be a hardcore camper to enjoy the benefits of wild camping. As long as you’ve got the right camping equipment, you’ll enjoy the feeling of really connecting with nature that wild camping brings. It’s also a great opportunity to put those bushcraft and foraging skills into good use!

You don’t have to follow rules like at normal campsites

Just because you’re not staying within the confines of an organised campsite, doesn’t mean to say that you can do exactly what you want when wild camping. While you might not have a list of dos and don’ts put under your nose when pitching up your tent, it’s still important to respect the land and follow the Countryside Code. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t leave any litter or trace of your stay behind. When it comes to outdoor cooking, never light a fire unless you’ve gained permission from a landowner. Camp in small groups, away from areas of wildlife or livestock, and don’t outstay your welcome.

There’ll be too much to carry

Going wild camping doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have to be weighed down by an enormous, heavy backpack. These days, it’s easy to find lightweight camping gear and camp cooking equipment that are compact and easy to fit into a pack. Seek quality gear from a reputable camping provider and you’ll be amazed at just how much you can squeeze into your backpack, without feeling overburdened.

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