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What's a DEEWAARD?

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LittleEsme Tue 16-Jul-13 20:25:04

Something I read about on another camping thread, apparently one must have one, but any amount of googling doesn't help.

Put me out of my misery please and tell me!

And now I want a buff too. Where can I get a pale blue one?!

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 16-Jul-13 20:34:45

Sounds Dutch .... What is the context?

DelayedActionMouseMaker Tue 16-Jul-13 20:36:19

What's a buff?

LittleEsme Tue 16-Jul-13 20:36:44

Don't even know that, Itsjustafleshwound!
It's on the really big camping thread on this board. I'm fairly new to camping and I want to learnt more and buy some more camping goodies

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 16-Jul-13 20:39:23

Googling, it is a make of tent De Waard

badger21 Tue 16-Jul-13 20:53:30

Sure that slubber will be along in a minute to comment, but a De Waard is the most awesome-ness of tents. True tent porn. Google de waard albatross, but be prepared to have to sell relatives or body parts to afford one ...

osaraf Tue 16-Jul-13 21:11:19

it's my surname!! and it is Dutch. I'm very excited to learn it's also a make of tent grin

Daisybell1 Tue 16-Jul-13 21:33:19

<checks website>

<dribbles slightly>

<rounds up grandmother to sell>

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 17-Jul-13 08:32:26

grin beautiful aren't they <sigh> the Dutch camp so well. All taut canvas loveliness with straight clean lines, many orderly guy lines and not a windbreak or sadface limp string of bunting in sight <goads>

I am lucky enough to have been to the showroom in Holland where I stroked them all. Was a happy day for me.

Sadly they cost a fortune new, weigh a fucking tonne, would take up the entire boot of your car and the worst thing is, which is a major design fault imo are all sigs rather than zigs.

I have a 3x4m pyramid and she while wonderful to camp in, is an utter fucker to pack away when wet. You have to repitch to dry properly. Fine if your tent takes 15-20 mins to put up like ours, not fine if your albatross takes an hour.

So yes, they are things of great beauty and if I had a trailer and planned to camp in hot dry Forrin every year I'd be onitlikeacarbonnet, as someone said once.

A buff is a tube of technical wicking fabric that you wear as a scarf/hat/beany/headband/snood/whatever. V good for keeping heads warm, hair out of face, biting insects off your head etc. love a bit of buff action chez campsite.

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Slubberdelatrinae Wed 17-Jul-13 08:39:10

wine with your de waard madam?

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 17-Jul-13 08:41:23

it's camping for Elves

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 17-Jul-13 08:42:47

not a tent, it's a buff, for your head

badger21 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:37:37

albatros met varioluifel

Tis nothing without the varioluifel! Want, want, want ... Despite having pretty fabby cabanon biscaya and two almost elf-like camping children.

Ineedmorepatience Wed 17-Jul-13 19:57:49

slubber you made me laugh grin

I have just remembered I need to pack my bunting for Guide camp at the weekend wink

perplexedpirate Wed 17-Jul-13 20:49:32

Thanks Slubber, now I've got a tent fetish. hmm

Wonders how DH would look in canvas, rubs thighs

NettleTea Wed 17-Jul-13 23:08:30

Not being smug, but I've got 4....... (the latest is on my profile pics)
An albatross with a sun canopy
A very old zilvermeuuw ( herring gull - like the Albatross's big brrother) with a tear in the side ( sob)
A smaller zilvermeuuw I bought by mistake thinking it was a big one, which I haven't used
And a brand spanky new extra large zilvermeuuw with side walls and a varioleouffel. I have sent it up since April and I still say how much I love it to anyone prepared to listen.
I bloody love that tent, I do. I love it.

NettleTea Wed 17-Jul-13 23:09:53

Btw there is currently one for sale on eBay. Starting price 899.... Our newest probably cost close on 2 grand including shipping from holland and all the extras

Jux Wed 17-Jul-13 23:37:08

I like the Short-eared Owl and the Bird of Paradise. Not sure about the Albatross.

Bramblesinforrin Thu 18-Jul-13 00:07:15

Do they have ports for ehu, slubber?

LittleEsme Sat 20-Jul-13 08:16:33

slubber only now I'm coming back to the thread and I've just snorted tea over my keyboard. You are v v passionate, I can tell.

I'm v grateful for the buff link btw, I quite fancied a pale blue one. Would that be a Ben fogle one, do you reckon?

Slubberdelatrinae Sat 20-Jul-13 10:24:13

I am NettleTea's padawan when it comes to De Waards. I just lust from afar, she has actually got some. Oooh at brand new zilvermeuuw envy

Pale blue buff most tasteful and not at all Ben fogle unless you are Ben Fogle in which case it will look lovely on you mate.

Shut it bramble with your digs.

NettleTea Sat 20-Jul-13 16:40:37

Only when it comes to de waards though slubber, as I am a self confessed wimp when it comes to the real camping.

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