Camp at the MCN Fes­ti­val and en­joy the great out­doors in style and com­fort £200

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Camp­ing at a bike fes­ti­val is not about mak­ing it harder or a sur­vival test. It’s about mak­ing the whole event eas­ier and bet­ter. It’s about en­joy­ing the full ex­pe­ri­ence. Get some de­cent kit (see be­low), load up your bike and head to Peter­bor­ough. In­vest in some be­spoke camp­ing equip­ment and use it over and over as you clock up your 5000 miles!

MSR Hubba Hubba NX £390

MSR’S Hubba Hubba 2-per­son tent is a multi-award win­ner, that has been to ev­ery cor­ner of the globe in­clud­ing a fault­less trip to the Dakar with MCN’S Jor­dan Gib­bons. The Hubba Hubba is fully wa­ter­proof and free-stand­ing with two built-in rain gut­ters, so it should keep you dry what­ever the weather. There are doors and vestibules on ei­ther side, so there’s plenty of room for your gear and it’s com­pact when rolled up, with short tent poles, and weighs just 1.5kg. Jet­boil Flash £110

The Jet­boil Flash will boil two cups of wa­ter in two min­utes, plus it’s wind­proof. Jor­dan has had his Jet­boil for nearly 10 years and it’s never let him down.

Alp­kit Bruler £22.50

A cheap and com­pact stove that runs on ei­ther al­co­hol or meths (so fuel is widely avail­able). The only down­sides are that you need a sep­a­rate pot/cup and it strug­gles a lit­tle in bad weather.

Vango Tem­pest 200 £150

A cheaper al­ter­na­tive to the MSR, the Tem­pest is a sim­i­lar size when set up but is larger when folded down and weighs nearly twice as much. It’s com­pletely wa­ter­proof though and well vented.

Rab As­cent 300

Ther­marest Pro­lite Plus £84.99

The Rab As­cent 300 is ideal for those buy­ing their first down sleep­ing bag. Down sleep­ing bags are ex­pen­sive but are in­cred­i­bly warm and stay that way for years, so con­sider it an in­vest­ment. Sleep­ing mats are es­sen­tial not only to for com­fort against grassy lumps but also to in­su­late you from the cold ground. The Ther­marest Pro­lite Plus is a great in­su­la­tor plus it’s self-in­flat­ing and comes with a life­time guar­an­tee. www.rab.equip­ment or www.ther­

The Vango is a de­cent two-man tent www.alp­ The MSR is light and folds up into a small, neat pack­age

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