Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

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Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

Hi-Gear Horizon Windbreak with Clear Window Panels, 4 Panelled Structured Windbreak from the Hi-Gear Horizon Tent Collection, 6 Metre Windbreak for Camping, Camping Equipment

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I’m sure I’ll be hitting the trail again soon – and I know the one gear item that definitely be coming along for the next adventure! but very mixed reviews online as to whether it's actually any good as a windbreak (which is more important, lol). When I woke the next morning, not only had several inches of snow fallen, but I now found myself in the midst of a genuine blizzard! My situation went from bad to worse, as my tent continued to repeatedly collapse in the strong winds.

We attempted to put it up once, failed, was that frustrated with it that have never tried again since! And, as I studied my map over and over to adjust my plan, I could see I was still nearly 20 miles for the closest trailhead. Windbreaks aren't just for blocking out the wind (though as the name suggests, they're very good at it) they're also an ideal way to add a little privacy to your camping setup. I wasn’t heading out on some grand expedition in Antarctica or on FKT attempt where people might want to track my exact route. The only small issue which was probably my fault is that the wood has a tendency to attract black mould.

Aside from the rescue though, there are others associated costs that you absolutely WILL have to pay out-of-pocket in every state. The height and length of the wind break offers great protection from the elements but transparent window panels allow you to enjoy visibility. When I was deciding how to use my REI dividend back in May of this year, I had one major purchase on the top of my wish list.

I’d checked the weather forecast once again on the way back down, and it now showed a 30-60% chance of rain/snow overnight. I took dozens of safety precautions on this trip, including checking the weather forecast just a matter of hours before this freak storm.After stumbling around in the snow drifts and the dark for several minutes, I eventually found two tire-sized boulders on a slope and decided to make them work. Since 2020, I’ve used two different (and less expensive) tents that I prefer much more to the Zpacks products: (1) the Nemo ‘Hornet 2P’ (semi-free standing tent) that I used for the entire AT, as well as my recent AZT thru-hike, and other 3-season adventures; and (2) the Gossamer Gear ‘The One’ (single wall tent) that I only use when I want to go fast and light without too many worries about the weather – like on my Timeline Trail hike last fall. With this hasty shelter in place, I was able to wrestle my sleeping bag out of my pack and wrap it around me like a cocoon inside this makeshift tent-bivy. However, I suspect plenty of people might actually hesitate if they stop to consider what their rescue bills might amount to in some parts of the U.

I’m fairly certain the pilot signaled me by blinking a blue light on and off, but maybe I was hallucinating. Essentially, the cost is often part of their budget just like responding to other major accidents in the frontcountry. That aside, when there are other adventures on the horizon, there’s no time to cry into your beer so to speak, but rather just move on with your planning! Eight hours after I pressed that SOS button, I was climbing into the helicopter and found myself being strapped in by one of the pilots.Then he slowly lowered the helicopter onto a flat area at the far end of the lake and landed about 300 meters from me. About 15 minutes later, I could hear the hum of the rotors and see the lights on the bottom of the helicopter. I needed to find somewhere out of the strong winds to protect myself from the continued onslaught of snow. Plus, I’d have the ability to text some additional messages through Garmin’s Earthmate App and the SOS option for emergencies.



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