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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2013, 09:49:41 AM »
You mean I was supposed to hose down the so-called waterproof tent BEFORE I took it camping? No wonder the floor was real wet and the walls in places.   :banghead:  Box didn't say to do that.  :censored:



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No need to pre-soak your tent.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2013, 10:04:12 AM »
Umm, Canvak is your friend.





No need to pre-soak your tent.

Nonetheless, something should specified in the set up directions for a tent.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2013, 10:31:37 AM »
Nonetheless, something should specified in the set up directions for a tent.

This was probably 25 years ago.... I haven't been camping since. I don't think I even have anything left from that trip.

I went out and bought a really nice 4person - supposedly waterproof tent (had screen windows & doorway), 3 blow up mattresses ( 2 single and 1 double), 4 sleeping bags, stove, camp cookware, lanterns, the whole shebang. Tent got wet on the walls, floor puddled, air mattresses leaked and I had to pee in a hole dug in the ground.  :censored:

I kept the stuff for years. Kids used their sleeping bags. I used the camp stove when we lost power for 5 days from a horrendous snow storm. Eventually sold it all in a garage sale for pretty much nothing...

Like I said... my idea of camping is a hotel without room service... and I have "camped" in some realllly nice places!  :-)

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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2013, 10:34:36 AM »
This was probably 25 years ago.... I haven't been camping since. I don't think I even have anything left from that trip.

I went out and bought a really nice 4person - supposedly waterproof tent (had screen windows & doorway), 3 blow up mattresses ( 2 single and 1 double), 4 sleeping bags, stove, camp cookware, lanterns, the whole shebang. Tent got wet on the walls, floor puddled, air mattresses leaked and I had to pee in a hole dug in the ground.  :censored:

I kept the stuff for years. Kids used their sleeping bags. I used the camp stove when we lost power for 5 days from a horrendous snow storm. Eventually sold it all in a garage sale for pretty much nothing...

Like I said... my idea of camping is a hotel without room service... and I have "camped" in some realllly nice places!  :-)

Any tent will wick in water if you brush up against or lean into the walls.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2013, 10:36:57 AM »
Any tent will wick in water if you brush up against or lean into the walls.

Little kids roll into walls...  :whatever:
Just hand over the chocolate...back away slowly...far away....and you won't get hurt....

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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2013, 10:38:05 AM »
Little kids roll into walls...  :whatever:

Yep. And that causes some water problems if it's raining.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2013, 10:45:39 AM »
Yep. And that causes some water problems if it's raining.

Especially if you are camped at bottom of a hill...  :censored:
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« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2013, 11:05:45 AM »
Especially if you are camped at bottom of a hill...  :censored:

Same thing happens with dew.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2013, 11:31:38 AM »
Same thing happens with dew.

It tickles...




If one is good...



Dog dew...





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« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2013, 12:06:47 PM »
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2013, 12:20:40 PM »
Any tent will wick in water if you brush up against or lean into the walls.

The nylon ones will, I've got several. The old Sears canvas tent I have? Nope. But it sure stinks like a canvas tent.  :-)
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« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2013, 12:55:32 PM »
We had an old Sears canvas tent that would wick like crazy.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2013, 04:41:07 PM »
I want this tent
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« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2013, 04:42:44 PM »
I want this tent
That's the Griswold's tent !
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2013, 06:23:43 PM »
I want this tent

That's canvas over a wooden platform.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2013, 06:55:14 PM »
Tent camping as a Boy Scout, then Adult Boy Scout leader.  Have camped all four seasons in tents.  Until 'old fart syndrome got me - now it's hotel only.
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2013, 06:58:03 PM »
I want this tent

Meeee toooooo!!!!!!!!
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2013, 07:17:42 PM »
A bunch  of us kids used to camp out in the summer in an empty field in the neighborhood. No sleeping bags, just a blanket to sleep on and a light blanket to keep mosquitoes off, a small fire helped.

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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2013, 07:23:15 PM »
I have gone camping when a young scout.  I have gone RVing as an adult.  Both have their merits.  I am currently RVing  in a 30' Diesel Pusher up in Nova Scotia where the most primitive thing is the Wi-Fi connection.  The RV is  a very fancy hotel room.  Of course it can get a little nerve racking when you are playing dueling diesels with a double bottom semi going down hill into a turn and you have a tow on the back making you around fifty feet or so.  You have to be alert all the time when driving and anticipate what is coming up. Hills and horse power are what it is all about. I drive a 3126 Cat that makes 250 hp backed up by an Allison 6 speed which can be a bit tough to coax up some grades when towing fully loaded if I get backed up behind heavy loaded semis.

Up here in the Provinces I have seen tons of dualies pulling huge fifth wheels and way more camper dealers than down in the states.    
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2013, 02:20:54 AM »
I have this tent and have been thru many rain and snow storms in it, even wicked downpours. Never got wet once. My first one I had for about 15 years and it was so good a bought a new one.


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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2013, 09:45:14 AM »

This is the tent I have, except mine has both sides. Not sure why this one is one-sided.  :???:


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« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2013, 10:19:58 AM »
This is the tent I have, except mine has both sides. Not sure why this one is one-sided.  :???:




That IS different!
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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2013, 06:54:36 AM »
That IS different!

Two very easy ways to get a divorce. First is to first time wall paper a room with spouse, second is to buy a tent, don't read the directions, get to camping spot and try to erect the darn thing in the dark.

Actually I would wall paper the whole house before I would do the tent setup .  This is why I rent a small U Haul, just drive in, park, open the back and sleep on inflatable air mattresses.

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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #48 on: August 09, 2013, 12:07:44 PM »
Two very easy ways to get a divorce. First is to first time wall paper a room with spouse, second is to buy a tent, don't read the directions, get to camping spot and try to erect the darn thing in the dark.

Actually I would wall paper the whole house before I would do the tent setup .  This is why I rent a small U Haul, just drive in, park, open the back and sleep on inflatable air mattresses.


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Re: Camping out for any reason.
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2013, 04:29:01 PM »
Backpacking indicates poor planning.


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No, poor planning is where you set out to do horse camping going in, but as things developed, you had to eat the horse and backpack out.

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