The Snugpak ® Stasha improves on the concept of the original British Military Basha and is the compact and lightweight alternative to the Snugpak All Weather Shelter . The Stasha is a traditional rectangular design (2.45 x 1.6m), with nearly 4m2 of available protection. As the name implies, the shelter packs down small to be stashed almost anywhere, and can even fit in pocket! Made with 100% waterproof, lightweight polyester, weighing just 370g, this is the ideal compliment to wild camps and fast and light activities in warmer months of the year when you dont want to be weighed down by bulky kit ; it is designed for Bushcraft, Wild Camping, Adventure Races, Group Activities, Military and Cadet Use. It is the perfect compliment to any outdoor pack, and will provide versatile protection from all weather elements an emergency, if required.
Designed by experienced military veterans, the Snugpak ® Stasha can provide you with protection from Sun, Wind, Rain and Snow all year round, if required , but is ideally suited to fast and light ventures in warmer months. Using a standard bash rectangular design, the Stasha can be configured as a Fly, Tarp, Lean-to Shelter, Emergency Bivvi, as well as other free standing shelter designs, making it the perfect choice for Wild Camping, or as an emergency shelter for individuals; it can also be utilised as an emergency stretcher if necessary.
The Shelter is a light foliage (Olive) green, making it suitable for use in the British Countryside, and is compliant with the current codes of practise for Wild Camping . It comes complete with 4 extendable Guy- Lines, and 8 lightweight Alloy Tent Pegs.
Common Basha Systems are often rectangular, making the design and construction of a suitable shelter limited to standard lean-to and triangular overwrap configurations; these will provide the greatest protection in inclement weather: The Snugpak ® Stasha boasts an impressive 3.92m2 Shelter, allowing shelter designs to incorporate both individuals and their equipment in a variety of traditional basha configurations, as well as more ingenious, free-standing styles, with other equipment, such as walking poles, paddles etc.
Free-standing Shelters can be constructed in environments and terrain without the traditional need to perfectly spaces trees. Using ordinary equipment, such as walking poles, the Snugpak Stasha can be constructed so that is free-standing, in a variety of designs to protect the user in different configurations depending on the inclement weather. From standard 45° lean-to wind breakers to the encompassing enclosed triangle protection , the impressive 2000m Hydrostatic Head will keep you dry in wet weather.
In a time-critical emergency, where the situation dictates that a casualty needs to be moved for safety reasons, the All Weather Shelter can be configured as an emergency stretcher. Simply fold the shelter in half to form a rectangle and then tie an large overhand knot in each corner.