Wet & Wild

A wee overnight camp in my new tent. Very excited to finally get out to use it even if only for the one night, in terms of testing a tent probably doesn’t get much better.

We arrived at our cosy campsite in Scotland’s central belt on Saturday morning then low and behold the heavens opened and they didn’t stop. With the ‘Wild Country Trisar 2’ you do need to put the inner up first then the outer, really the only draw back to this tent. There were trees nearby so put the inner up under shelter then, put the outer over it and was able to easily lift it to my spot due to the light weight of this tent. Pegged it down, sorted the guy lines and the job was done.

The rest of the afternoon involved some heavy rain, a spot of lunch courtesy of Mr Oswald and then you wouldn’t believe it but yet more rain. There was no let up except maybe an hour or so just before tea time. A couple of beers around the campfire always makes the day seem a whole lot better. When the smoke from damp wood got the better of us we retreated to our respective tents and I am pleased I was in my tent as the wind really did start to pick up later in the evening.

So the rain stopped and the wind blew… all night long until early morning when were greeted by glorious Sunday morn sunshine through the amber leaver of Autumn. The tent stood well and so it should, with it’s sturdy geodesic design there was no transfer of moisture between outer and inner. I would have to say remember when buying your tent that a two man is exactly that and no more. I found this the perfect size for me and my kit with room to change and have my bag and stuff in with me. Definitely my tent of choice for my nights away from home.