To throw the tent and sleeping bag away

(19 Posts)
Smartieskid Tue 02-Aug-16 12:54:14

Opened it up taken both out the bags and now the bugger won't go back in no matter how I fold or roll them

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Tue 02-Aug-16 12:55:32

Chuck to where?

acasualobserver Tue 02-Aug-16 12:55:46

Yup, you'll have to buy new ones.

SwearyInn Tue 02-Aug-16 12:56:38

I feel your rage and agree throwing them away is for the best.

M0nstersinthecl0set Tue 02-Aug-16 12:57:21

Persevere!
Sleeping bag: keep stuffing it in.
Tent: fold very neatly to the length of the bag then roll as tightly as possible.

M0nstersinthecl0set Tue 02-Aug-16 12:57:42

You can also get larger bags.

BoGrainger Tue 02-Aug-16 13:02:12

Sleeping bags need to be rolled so the air is squashing out. Don't trap the air! You will be doomed from the start.

Smartieskid Tue 02-Aug-16 13:04:24

I didn't even un fold the tent just unzipped found the instructions and pushed tent back in

MrsHathaway Tue 02-Aug-16 13:14:00

I genuinely don't understand why they don't make tent bags just one inch bigger. Fuck sake.

My top tent tip (although it doesn't apply here) is to fold in thirds, not half. Controls the shape better and folds smaller.

Fourarmsv2 Tue 02-Aug-16 13:25:23

Open bag. Remove poles. Tent will fit in and bag will now be light enough to carry.

workingtowards Tue 02-Aug-16 13:29:24

Here Here Mrs Hathaway! Why can't they make the standard bags a bit bigger?

YelloDraw Tue 02-Aug-16 13:31:26

Ah, I feel your pain.

However after many camping trips I am now and expert tent roller.

Stuff the sleeping bag, they don't need ot be rolled.

For the tent, fold it so it is just narrower than the bag (the width always creeps) and then ROLL ROLL ROLL tightly using wrist strength, body weight and using your knees to keep it tight in. Get someone else to help you slip it into the bag.

Smartieskid Tue 02-Aug-16 13:43:02

The bag seems are already busting ahhh

DelphiniumBlue Tue 02-Aug-16 13:45:26

Chuck it all, so you won't have to go camping again!

TeaPleaseLouise Tue 02-Aug-16 13:55:04

Sleepingbag stuff sacks are called stuff sacks for a reason! Stuff them back in starting with the toe end. A couple of punches at the ends helps you and the process...

BorpBorpBorp Tue 02-Aug-16 13:59:09

No, that would be a shocking waste. You'll have to sell your house and sleep in the tent forever grin

winewolfhowls Tue 02-Aug-16 15:37:45

Outwell tents do have big bags. Get one of those next time

Imnotaslimjim Tue 02-Aug-16 15:50:39

I can't help with the tent but for the sleeping bag:

Lie it out on the floor, kneeling at the toe end. Fold it into thirds and hold the toe end tight. Roll the toe end in on itself as yellodraw describes, then get someone else to hold the stuff bag while you push it in. Hold the folded end with the palm of your hand as you push it in, stops it unfolding.

Mymouthgetsmeintrouble Tue 02-Aug-16 15:51:59

Stick it all in a holdall lifes too short

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