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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:05 pm
by Shirley M Addy
With reference to the constant downpours - but don't laugh at me! - does any waller use canvas shelters or suchlike to keep dry when walling? I know not everyone likes to go 'soft' and are happy to have rain running down their backs, but the rain will make the ground squidgy and potentially dangerous. At the wall today, someone suggested we have an open tent like the forensic police have at incident sites (at least on TV).


PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:31 pm
by Gordon Barton

there quite costly but if you offset them against time lost due to i'm not going out in that sort of days there not bad

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:05 pm
by cairnsmore
A wide selection of shelters is also available at


PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:57 pm
by neilptn
I have never used a shelter, although with the current weather I would be more than willing to try one out! With regards to waterproofs can anyone recommend a make or style that will actually keep you dry! Most give in to the weather eventually.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:40 pm
by Shirley M Addy
How about wearing the old breathable, waterproof jacket used for walking? - which can be re-waterproofed after being washed - then get a new one for walking. That's the 'demotion' method I use. That way you get a second life out of your old comfy jacket. If you don't go walking, about getting Nikwax to waterproof your current jacket?


PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:16 pm
by Pennine Walling
A further problem with old fashioned waterproofs is that if you don't take them off as soon as it stops raining you are liable to get just as wet through sweat ! A tent might be a solution in reasonable weather but these walls get windy - if it blows your hat off it might just blow the tent away as well. In my opinion getting wet sometimes is just a fact of life for walling.

Phil :D