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advice from seasoned campers/tent experts required

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motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 13:50:47

ok, think I have persuaded DH to give camping a go this summer (although this current weather is almost making me think again)- have looked at a number of threads on here and at some of the online site mentioned and wondered whether anyone could help - we want something suitable for 4 (us and two kids) with two sleeping compartments, I think I like the ones that are opposite each other but I guess I won't know until we try it - we absolutely need a sewn in groundsheet as DH has a vermin phobia - two I've seen and thought I liked the look (and price ) of are the Aztec Cantara 4 and the wynnster Hawk 4

anyone know these? pros/cons? are they easy to put up? are they bright inside?

any other ideas to suit us - can't be too expensive as god knows whether we'll do it more than once if we hate it (we are fairly seasoned tiny-caravanners so do know some of what to expect) - definitely needs to be the right side of 200 quid. we want to be able to stand up, at least in the living bit and want a decent sized living area for the inevitable days when it is chucking it down. Porch for storing wet odds and sods (the kids, mainly) would be great too

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 14:03:44

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sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 14:08:03

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motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 14:51:24

helpful camping anoraks are perfect SS (in fact I was going to jokily write "tent nerds" instead of "tent experts" but thought I might p*ss someone off, "anorak" was much more the word I was searching for )

ok, so the challenge now is to find a three bed tent for under 200 quid with SIG and easy to put up....anyone?

(ps are you the same SS that once posted a gazillion things to do with a ziploc bag? DH and I still laugh over that one, although we are not yet sure about making ziploc eggs )

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 14:52:22

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sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:00:48

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motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 15:03:21

oh, I think I am well on my way to nerd status - you wouldn't believe how many hours (that could well have been devoted to more constructive things about the house) I have now spent surfing tent sites...

DH is getting worried

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:05:59

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hovely Tue 30-May-06 15:07:05

there is definitely something about the whole kit thing
I once contemplated starting up a fetish club specialising in velcro, Gore-tex, carabiners, elastic cord, and the like.
might still do it...

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:08:17

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hovely Tue 30-May-06 15:08:43

would get in by showing the doorman how waterproof YET breathable your clothes were
you would gain VIP entry if you could secrete some folding shelves in your outfit

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:10:01

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hovely Tue 30-May-06 15:10:26

undoubtedly

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:10:45

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motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 15:13:12

ooooh, what's an EHU?

sallystrawberry Tue 30-May-06 15:26:10

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jessicaandrebeccasmummy Tue 30-May-06 15:34:42

lol

motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 15:55:03

as DD1 would say "you need to do your PC Plums mummy"

<MP wanders off to do her PC Plums - could be a while>

jessicaandrebeccasmummy Tue 30-May-06 16:01:28

(E------- H--- U-)

motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 16:03:22

didn't take so long in the end and I am now armed with the knowledge wrt EHUs(*) - so now how do I decide on a tent? the sig is non-negotiable I think

most recently looking at KYham Yale Family Tunnel Tent for 149 on outdoormegastore

or coleman columbus 6 at 219 (over budget though)

any other contenders?

JARM - what did you go for in the end?

(* Electric Hook Up, in case you don't believe I could be that quick )

hovely Tue 30-May-06 16:03:38

elephant hang up
(not)

jessicaandrebeccasmummy Tue 30-May-06 16:04:20

not usre about this- im in dying secondS!

motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 16:04:31

thanks for the clue JARM, which I missed until after my triumphant posting!

hovely Tue 30-May-06 16:05:07

I don't usually take my elephant, but if I do at least I have somewhere to hang her

motherpeculiar Tue 30-May-06 16:06:16

wow - looks good. are you winning?

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