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Can’t stop the bottom edge of your tent flapping noisily in the wind on stormy nights?
It’s a very well-made dome tent that never flaps (it is less of a problem on tunnel tents). Try loosening and tightening the straps, or re-pitching on level ground (not that we have any of that in New Zealand!). If that fails, tie a cord with a clove hitch around a bunch of the nylon at the bottom edge of the middle of one face. Peg it out about half a metre. This works best if it’s the vestibule face (if you lift the bottom edge of the tent too much above the ground driving rain can get under the edge). If you are really rough, just chuck a rock (5-10kg) on the flapping face and deal with it properly in the morning.
Hiking New Zealand and Active Earth New Zealand are all about taking small groups hiking and trekking around New Zealand. We get off the beaten track to many places in National Parks that no other companies (and few individuals) ever get to. Sometimes we stay in simple lodges with good facilities, but more often we sleep in mountain huts or bush-camp far away from civilisation.
We hope you enjoyed our hiking tips.
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