Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

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Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 5:46 am

This is a very interesting report and video of a Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby photohiker » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 7:58 am

Thats crazy! At 80mph I'd be worried about the whole lot including the occupant doing a Dorothy.

Best bit was the commentary inside the tent talking about his mate's tent. "fooked" :)

Pity he didn't fire up his stove to do a wind test before he left...
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 12:30 pm

What type of tent got fooked??
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 12:47 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:What type of tent got fooked??


I think it was a Vango Hurricane tent
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 12:54 pm

Ahhh Vango. Say no more. Likely it fell apart before the storm even hit.
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby photohiker » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 1:04 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:What type of tent got fooked??


Don't worry, the Hilleberg reputation is safe :D
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 1:09 pm

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Ahhh Vango. Say no more. Likely it fell apart before the storm even hit.


A bit like that

We then started working on the Vango Hurrricane, when he pulled all these poles out of his bag I thought to myself no way on earth this is going up, frantically holding onto the canvass, a few bent poles later we gave up never even raising it off the floor we decided to head to lower ground to pitch leaving my Akto up on the summit with my Osprey Argon inside we headed down. On discovering a snapped pole Paul discussed sleeping in the car
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 20 Sep, 2011 1:20 pm

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Love it. Thanks for sharing Tony.
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby north-north-west » Wed 21 Sep, 2011 7:32 pm

Tony wrote:I think it was a Vango Hurricane tent


That's the thing about irony, it's so . . . ironic.
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby mattmacman » Thu 22 Sep, 2011 12:20 am

ILUVSWTAS wrote:Ahhh Vango. Say no more. Likely it fell apart before the storm even hit.

ILUVSTAS <3 Thanks to your testimony i think im sold on the Akto!
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 22 Sep, 2011 4:34 am

mattmacman wrote:
ILUVSWTAS wrote:Ahhh Vango. Say no more. Likely it fell apart before the storm even hit.

ILUVSTAS <3 Thanks to your testimony i think im sold on the Akto!



Good choice. After a very very wet night in a small but stable Terra Nova, it has become my go to guy in bad weather...... And seriously ANYTHING is better than a vango!
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby daveswildcamping » Wed 28 Sep, 2011 3:32 am

These clowns I mean guys are either extreme hardcore wildcampers or total crazy loons. :D :lol: :P :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ninjapuppet » Wed 28 Sep, 2011 10:59 am

HAHA... i say those guys at daveswildcamping are just hardcore loons.
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Wed 28 Sep, 2011 11:43 am

daveswildcamping wrote:These clowns I mean guys are either extreme hardcore wildcampers or total crazy loons. :D :lol: :P :wink: :mrgreen:


Good one Dave,

Welcome to Bushwalk Australia, thanks for the entertaining video and your great site.

You should do some wild camping down under sometime, SW Tasmania has the best weather for tent testing.

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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby daveswildcamping » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 9:47 am

ninjapuppet wrote:HAHA... i say those guys at daveswildcamping are just hardcore loons.

You maybe right ;)
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby daveswildcamping » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 9:48 am

Tony wrote:
daveswildcamping wrote:These clowns I mean guys are either extreme hardcore wildcampers or total crazy loons. :D :lol: :P :wink: :mrgreen:


Good one Dave,

Welcome to Bushwalk Australia, thanks for the entertaining video and your great site.

You should do some wild camping down under sometime, SW Tasmania has the best weather for tent testing.

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Thanks for posting it on here for me :) send me a grand in the post and I might come over :lol:
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby atky » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 8:21 pm

Nice video Dave!

Here is a video of my latest wild camp, using a Terra Nova Laser Competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUIxME3vGDk
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 9:07 pm

daveswildcamping wrote:Thanks for posting it on here for me :) send me a grand in the post and I might come over :lol:


Hi Dave,

If I had a grand or two to spare I would be over your way doing a bit of wild camping.

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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby Tony » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 9:11 pm

atky wrote:Nice video Dave!

Here is a video of my latest wild camp, using a Terra Nova Laser Competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUIxME3vGDk


Hi Atky,

A nice video of some nice walking country.

Not many walkers here do videos of their trips.

I will look forward to your next video.

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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Thu 29 Sep, 2011 10:14 pm

Good to see a Terranova getting a good work out! Havent had mine in wind like that yet, but nice to know they handle it ok :wink:
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby chris25119600 » Tue 04 Oct, 2011 4:14 am

Hi all i have been camping with dave a couple of times now

i was out a couple of days ago in my terra nova laser competition and got these winds below

http://www.youtube.com/user/chris25119600?feature=mhee

tent held up pretty good i think ???
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 04 Oct, 2011 11:56 am

chris25119600 wrote:Hi all i have been camping with dave a couple of times now

i was out a couple of days ago in my terra nova laser competition and got these winds below

http://www.youtube.com/user/chris25119600?feature=mhee

tent held up pretty good i think ???



Hey Chris, thats awesome thanks for sharing!! I have a Laser PHOTON, even lighter and thinner than the Competition, nice to see them standing up to those kinds of winds!!

May I ask, was that using the pegs (teethpicks) that come with the tent?? I must confess I ditched them almost straight away
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby chris25119600 » Tue 04 Oct, 2011 7:51 pm

Hi mate, I actually forgot my 'delta pegs' which I normally bring with me
So went to the nearest shop to pick up a pack of 4 hard plastic pegs for the ends of the tent
And used the "toothpicks" for the rest of the guy points, I was very surprised myself that they held out during the night
I did put some rocks over the tooth picks as well to anchor them down a bit 
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Tue 04 Oct, 2011 7:56 pm

chris25119600 wrote:Hi mate, I actually forgot my 'delta pegs' which I normally bring with me
So went to the nearest shop to pick up a pack of 4 hard plastic pegs for the ends of the tent
And used the "toothpicks" for the rest of the guy points, I was very surprised myself that they held out during the night
I did put some rocks over the tooth picks as well to anchor them down a bit 



Thats somewhat of a relief. I love the tents, but those pegs are a bit of a joke....

Thanks for the reply, and the video!!! Great stuff.
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby chris25119600 » Tue 04 Oct, 2011 8:20 pm

No problem mate, going again this Saturday and the winds are supposed to be even stronger !!
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Re: Video of Hilleberg Akto in some extreme wind

Postby ILUVSWTAS » Wed 05 Oct, 2011 7:17 am

Look forward to hearing about it!!

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