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Simon discusses and demonstrates the brilliant - albeit obvious - concept of "Compressible Drybags".
A great way of reducing space consumption in your pack, while protecting your gear from the dreaded water hazards.

(See video description for useful links)

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Simon introduces the new Packed To Live Online Magazine.

https://www.packedtolive.com
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Simon demonstrates (by setting up) the DD Hammocks "Pathfinder Mesh Tent," including one of the near-infinite ways of pitching a tarp over the top (without trees) to keep the rain out.
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Simon and Matt set up and discuss the DD Hammocks Superlight A-Frame Mesh Tent, along with a Superlight Tarp for rain protection.

The DD Superlight A-Frame Mesh Tent is, fundamentally, a waterproof groundsheet with an integrated bug net. It uses two extendable hiking poles to erect, rather than the additional bulk of carrying separate tent poles.

For bug magnets (like Simon) it is an ideal solution to provide maximum immersion in the great outdoors, without being eaten alive by insects. It also provides a PERFECT free-standing structure over which to rig a tarp shelter.
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Simon (sporting a full-on bad hair day) demonstrates one of many affordable ultralight camp beds, and discusses camp beds in general.
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Simon and Matt take a trip to an abandoned castle ruin in North Yorkshire, where Simon takes you on a climb after a fairly minimal overnighter.

This video was shot (crudely) on a smartphone, originally as a series of short livestream videos for our Facebook page.

I've included some photos from the trip at the end of the video, so.... enjoy those.

For legal reasons, I have to say "don't try this at home", though I'm pretty sure you don't have a 3+ storey abandoned castle in your home (if you do, that's bloody awesome).
Climbing old buildings can be pretty dangerous, but you know that because you're not as stupid as lawyers and politicians think you are. If you climb an old abandoned building, bad things could happen (yawn) such as falling off and killing yourself.
If that happens to you, it's not anyone else's fault... so, yeah... don't go suing us, because we told you not to do it SOLELY for the sake of indemnifying ourselves legally should you choose to do it yourself (which you shouldn't).
^ Okay, "YouTube lawyers"? We did as you asked... leave us alone now!
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Simon demonstrates a simple method for rigging up the classic Two-Pole A-Frame Tent from any square or rectangular tarp.
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Simon takes a look at the Pack Rabbit "Mule" Frame (2nd Generation), complete with the Sandpiper of California (SoC) Kit.
A light-weight, incredibly tough, infinitely versatile military-spec pack frame with an articulated lumbar support that doubles as a reclining seat.
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Simon demonstrates the DD Hammocks Pyramid Tent (in combination with the Pyramid Mesh Tent).
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