My tent has arrived. Quick set up in the lounge to see if everything is there and that it actually fit me.
The tent is a Kathmandu Mono tent. By far the smallest, lightest tent I have ever used, but also the first solo tent I’ve used. Space inside the tent is roomy to sleep for a single person, with a small amount of space for a pack. I didn’t set the fly up, but there is a bit of a covered area included in that as well.
For me, having not had a tent for a while, it was interesting to see the way things worked. Tent poles with string inside that break down, but stay together. The inner is only pegged down (and held up by the poles) which I’ve not seen before. I don’t see that you would ever use it without the fly, and that adds a lot of stability as well.
Packed, it’s about 1.5kg, and about 14cm round and about 35cm long. With the sleeping bag being about the same, a little shorter and I picked up a thermal bag liner which is about a 10cm cube, it doesn’t take a lot of space up in the top box. And that should be all I need. Throw in a little towel, some utensils and some TP, I’m good to go. Cold camp though.
Has anyone ever done anything about keeping ants (mainly) from their tents? I don’t intend to keep loose food or anything in the tent which I am sure will go a long way. It’s about the only thing I am particularly worried about.
So now all I need to do, is try it out. Maybe I will camp out on my deck? And then for somewhere to try it out for real. Maybe Grey Gums up the Putty for an overnight. Or my next work trip…. (hmm that probably wouldn’t work as I’d all my work clothes as well).