Last week, I wrote about "Session" on Møn, where I slept in my tent - a new one as it happens. I have acquired a small solo-tent as you can see in today's PoD.
I've never slept in such a small tent before, so I was quite looking forward to it. I've slept under my Mountain Hardwear StingRay tarp plenty of times during summer, but I decided against it for this weekend since it was September and September nights can get really cold out of the blue.
I noted a couple of things about the small tent vs. a bigger tent and the of course against the tarp.
Against the tarp - this is a tent. meaning it's waterproof (sort of - see later :-), you're not directly on the ground and it's easy to keep the mosquitoes out. I was in the car, and slept right next to it as you can see, so weight wasn't an issue (and besides, if it was, I would have gotten a different tent, this one's not lightweight as far as light weight solo tents go).
Compared to a bigger tent, I think it's easier to stay warm in a smaller tent as it's fater to warm up, but that also comes at a price - condensation!
There's a lot of condensation on the inside of such a small tent, and this particular tent was constructed in such a way that there's only very little distance from the innter tent to the fly sheet. Especially in the foot end, this meant that I would often brush against the underside of the fly sheet and condensation would drip down.
This of course should be less of a problem suring summer where there less is less temperature difference.
Still, it's a nice tent, and I look forward to using it next time as well.
I always bring earplugs when sleeping in a tent. If you're with other, you can spare yourself of any snoring - or spare the other for any snoring, and I also find them nice to use if it's windy, simply to cut out some of the wind noise in the tent. That often bother me - especially the first couple of nights.
Off to visit my sister - have a great Sunday!