Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Advise on tents

Please keep in mind the requirements for tents if you are purchasing. No point in wasting time and money buying tents that do not serve the purpose of winter protection (i.e. cold, snow, rain)

-The larger the better (typically 4x4 metres)
-Thick cloth / Parachute
-Insulated paneling
-Ground layer (polyprop)
-Door flaps -
-Material that is water and fireproof is preferable

Anyone else got suggestions, feel free to add.
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Blogger Muhammad Ansa said :

I would just add that the ideal size is a family tent that can sleep around 5 to 7 people. Also, they need to be double layered and made with heavy canvas. There is a photo here of the kind of tents we are distributing, each weighs 60Kg.

October 27, 2005 2:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said :


We are currently in Kathmandu and have the oppotunity to buy very high quality mountianeering tents and bring into pak.

However these are smaller (3 person tents) but weigh about 4kg (easy to carry into remote areas and less space)

email me:

Is this a good buying choice ?

October 27, 2005 2:53 am  
Blogger Angelo Embuldeniya (Strav) said :

Suggestions/Msg from KO

"Any tents are of help, but larger tents are more suitable as they will
be used for quite a few months, and will serve as defacto homes. Plus
familes here are generally large - even the smallest would be at least
3-4 people.

The sort of tents used in mountaineering base camp is ideal. Again, it depends on whats available."

October 27, 2005 5:41 am  
Blogger Muhammad Ansa said :

Hi Andrew,
they would certainly help, but if you could find some larger winterised tents, it would be ideal.

October 27, 2005 7:53 am