3 survival mistakes to avoid in the great outdoors

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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 planning a camping trip to the great outdoors, you will no doubt be excited to get going and have fun. Before you set off though, you should think seriously about survival. Being able to stay safe and handle emergencies is very important on any trip. As well as knowing what you should do, it can often be just as useful to know the things that you should not do!

But what survival mistakes should you avoid?

Not packing the right kit

This mistake is very important to avoid for survival. This is especially true if you will be hiking or engaging in activities such as rock climbing. It is key to pack all the kit you need for your trip, equipment to deal with accidents and the correct gear to perform any activities safely. This includes essentials like first aid kits, maps, a compass, food and drink, a knife, spare clothes, specific kit for certain activities, tents and cooking equipment.

Panicking if things go wrong

Another mistake to avoid when it comes to survival in the great outdoors is losing your head if things go wrong. Panicking will just make the situation worse and stress everyone out even more. It could also see you lose the ability to think rationally and make poor judgement calls on how to handle things. Spending time in the great outdoors can throw up curveballs at times – try to stay calm and work out how best to deal with them.

Not having the basic knowledge

A mistake that you see some people make is heading out into nature with no basic survival knowledge to call on. You may think that you are going for a short hike and not need to know how to start a fire or make a shelter but what if you need too? If the weather comes in and you get stranded, this could end up being a lifesaver. The same is true for any specific activities you might try when outdoors. Do not assume you can simply give it a go without any prior knowledge and it will be ok. This is often when accidents happen.

Great value outdoor supplies at Wood to Water

Here at Wood to Water, we have a wide selection of the best outdoor survival kit you need to stay safe and have fun. Order online today or give us a call if you need more help. Our great value camping and outdoor equipment is sure to help you have the best time when out enjoying nature.

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