Blacks / Millets do festival pop up tents in your price range (take it out the bag and it literally pops up) in your price range by Eurohike and Vango, who are both good well known brands.
You'll be able to buy them brand new so shouldn't have to worry about leaks / getting too wet. But remember...
I just don't see the point in caring for how good a tent is when you're going to spend less on a tent than I did on my hiking boots lol...
I have been trekking and camping since last 6 yrs. I have over 600 hikes and about 30 technical rock climbs under my belt. We often tend to camp up in forests, and at our sides, wild boars are pretty normal. Though I have never been under an attack by a wild boar, I just want to know that instead...
Most small tents these days are pretty easy to set up, but you will have to do a little more than just "throw it at the ground". :-)
In the US, we have a retail chain called Walmart that sells pretty cheap stuff. This is where I would go. I don't think they're in the UK. Maybe you have somethi...
Is it possible you'll have company? If so, plan on that as well.
This question is sprouted from Brick Wall Rating
I occasionally climb in places where it seems unorthodox, such as a brick wall. I've found that even with the plethora of hand holds that buildings tend to offer, it tends to be some of the hardest climbing that I've tried.(just ask Kristen Stewar...
@Liam @aravona: The thing I am gonna do this weekend is, ride tonight into remote region of Western Ghats, good forest and mist to ride through. Will gain 1200 mtr on a trek, and by the end of the eve, plug in headsets with Hans Zimmer's music and read "The Climb" by Anatoli Bourkeev. A saffron tent in the wild. The best part is, gonna be alone. A good solo trek! Love wekkends, glad being a trekker!
@Aravona and @Liam: Yeah, I mean its entirely up to a person if he/she loves being on his/her own or not. To be on the safer side, its always good to have a companion. But like @Liam said, being alone can make you calm your mind when you can actually find the time to think about the things that need your thought-process.
@Liam I'd prefer something that doesn't die... don't give me potted plants thouhh or I will kill them... I am a bad gardener... though I have girly traits they don't show often - this weekend I'm actually going to wear a dress! It's been... almost a year since I last wore one, skirts are a bit more common
I have an abandoned quarry near my house, in which I would like to make a hiking route.
Almost all of it is enjoyable hiking and easy scrambling, except one part, which requires climbing (estimated French grade - 4) up about 5 metres, on a wall with mostly unstable holds. So I wonder whether it ...
@Liam @WedaPashi I've only climbed / abseiled twice so I honeatly don't know hence asking... from a hikers POV I'd still say be careful around that as well, we once walked along the cliffs near Weymouth and when we were on our route back the cliff we walked on earlier had actually collapsed.... 'safe' path included.
@Aravona Sometimes your can't allow for random acts of nature, but that is an accident waiting to happen
I always think climbers are actually some of the most cautious safest people I know. People think it's all putting your life on the line. It's not it's calculated risk and mitigating that risk as much as possible
@Liam Someone else´s. I didn´t even know him, just went because the topic seemed somehow related to mine. But it wasn´t. But it was somehow frustrating, and I didn´t want to hang around in the institute afterwards, so I can´t go on working on my thesis today. Which I really should.
@PaulPaulsen I've personally never been or plan to ever go to a festival, but cheap UK tents like the one you showed I covered in my link to Blacks
Cheap pole tents in the UK, rather
@PaulPaulsen perhaps as 'rough terrain' implies rocky ground to me.
@PaulPaulsen after Glastonbury a few years ago (a repeatedly common thing this actually) the fields were flooded by rain... most festival goers wear wellies and don't care for the environment, I say this not refering to decent outdoorsmen.... I used to know people who made a 1m high pile of beers cans in a campsite and left them there for others to cpean up... suffice to say we are no longer friends
@Liam can't stand it. Especially when there are bins provide.... when we camped in Weymouth Haven seagulls got into the waste bins and spread it everywhere... that's unfortunate and you can't blame a bird for doing that... be that as it may people just helped tidy it up.
@Aravona Unfortunately the top of snowdon suffers from this. It get's a lot of tourists come up on the train. They have a picnic, leave all their litter, get back on the train and head back down. When I've climbed snowdon before I head off from the simmit stright away and have something to eat somewhere quiter