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Is owning a tent carpet pitiful?Is owning a tent carpet pitiful?

Yes, is the answer – if you’re Ranulph Fiennes. But I’m not, so no is my answer. Here’s my justification for, in the eyes of Ranulph, being pitiful and owning a tent carpet (well two actually but don’t tell Ranulph).

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How to choose a tentHow to choose a tent

Get your calculator out quick - if four people are camping, what sized tent would you buy? This and many other riddles are answered here ...
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The Best Time and Place to Camp in the UKThe Best Time and Place to Camp in the UK

To give you the best chance of having a good experience I’ve done some research for you and I’m about to tell you the exact place and exact time to camp in mainland UK to have that amazing experience...

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Easy Question: What's the difference between a lightweight tent and an ultralight tent?Easy Question: What's the difference between a lightweight tent and an ultralight tent?

I'll put you out of your misery straight away. It's weight, isn't it.

Like I've always said: the obvious is my speciality. Here's another: don't put toast in your DVD player. Yes, I'm good at it. SO, back to the tents, let's talk about weight. What is the definition of a lightweight tent?


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What's the cheapest way of cooking sausages?What's the cheapest way of cooking sausages?

It's a rule - when you go camping you have to cook sausages. The kids will demand it and there is no way you can disappoint those little cherubs. Don't worry though, you don't have to break open your jar of twenty pences, here's how to do it on the cheap...

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Condensation in single walled tentsCondensation in single walled tents

I don't know about you but when I'm sleeping I find it slightly irritating having water splashed in my face. Because of this little foible, I've decided to offer up a few handy tips on how to keep the waters at bay.

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Camping Gear on a BudgetCamping Gear on a Budget

When you first go camping it can be costly to get all the gear you need, and the problem is you might hate it. This is a quick guide to getting your hands on essential camping gear without spending too much money
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Family Sized Tents

Family Sized Tents

These large tents are ideal for the family. Most have integrated, sewn in, groundsheets which aids pitching as well as reducing unwanted drafts. Flexible door & bedroom combinations are available with this range, giving the user a wide variety of layouts to suit every occasion.
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Prices from £55.00

3-4 Person Tents

3-4 Person Tents

These three and fou person tents have plenty of room for people and storage with large front porch storage areas for your gear. They are easy to pitch and compact in size. These tents provide ideal refuge from the elements.
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Prices from £36.50

Lightweight Hiking Tents

Lightweight Hiking Tents

These lightweight hiking tents are obviously lightweight otherwise it would be silly to put them in this category. They are also compact, quick and easy to erect, made from robust fabrics and perfect for backpackers and cyclists who are fed up of lugging around the kitchen sink.
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Prices from £29.99

1-2 Person Tents

1-2 Person Tents

Our one and two person tents usually have a bit of a storage area for your gear, they are easy to pitch and compact in size. These tents are ideal for the backpacker, for festival goers or for the occasional user.
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Prices from £16.50

Gelert Quickpitch Elite Pop Up Tents

Gelert Quickpitch Elite Pop Up Tents

The Elite is a new member of the GELERT Quick Pitch range of tents. With just 2 fixed fibreglass poles this is a completely trouble free tent to pitch. Simply unhook the tent poles & peg the flysheet & you are ready to go. An ideal tent for the weekend away or the festival goer.
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RRP £45.00
Price £33.50

Gelert Quickpitch Elite DS Pop Up Tents

Gelert Quickpitch Elite DS Pop Up Tents

The Elite DS has the same features as the Elite but with the extra benefit of being double skin. The completely integrated bedroom provides additional warmth & comfort. The fine mesh border system prevents those unwanted bugs from entering the tent.
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RRP £65.00
Price £39.99

Gelert Quickpitch SS 2 Person Tents

Gelert Quickpitch SS 2 Person Tents

Gelert have taken the Quick Pitch SS design to the next level - with a bigger bedroom design, now more people can enjoy the benefits of this great innovation.
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RRP £50.00
Price £28.50

How to choose a tent

How to choose a tent


If 4 people are camping, what sized tent would you buy?

I just read something like this in my daughter's reception numercy book. She answered 4, so I sent her to her room without any supper. If we're going to run a family business, you've got to stop this sort of thinking early.

If 4 people are camping, don't buy a 4 person tent unless you like someone else's saliva dribbling in your eye at 2.00am. 4 people in a 4 person tent is cozy. 2 people in a 2 person tent is cozy - don't do it. The manufacturer's recommendations are a little on the snug side.

Find out why manufacturers have deceived us in this way in our article - How to choose a tent

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