(Original post by ch0c0h01ic)
On our first day a force nine storm swept through. Our first camp-site was very low lying and the ground was very spongy, everything was fine when we first got there. Overnight it rained so much that the water table rose while our tent sank into the ground slightly with the weight of us and all of our kit in it, cue water seeping in over the top of our sewn in ground sheet.
I woke up in the morning when I rolled into a 1" deep puddle in the middle of our tent. Cold and wet sleeping bags from the first night onwards, we literally shivered ourselves to sleep ever night.
The weather was so bad that we had to actually peg our door closed and even then the wind managed to blow it open every hour or so. We lost a good few tent pegs that night. Our tent was one of the few at the camp site that wasn't flattened; those that could slept in their cars (pussies)
Needless to say now as a precaution if the weather's bad I get in my bivy bag, at the very least it's going to keep the condensation off of you if you touch the side.