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I know you don't care, but if I don't get it out of my system, someone's going to get unfairly yelled at...

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fryalot Sat 25-Aug-07 15:27:35

Spent the last hour trying to put up the tent I got of freecycle.

Got all the poles together, got the groundsheet pegged out, got all the guy ropes pegged down. It looked like a TENT! I was well-chuffed with myself.

Then I went inside to see if it was ok in there and....

the farking thing fell over.
Now I can't get it to go back in its bag and I hate tents.

So there.
Anyone know a nice, cheap B & B?

whomovedmychocolate Sat 25-Aug-07 16:46:43

Where are you?

Rhubarb Sat 25-Aug-07 16:48:49

Why did it fall over? Can it not be fixed?

Leave it up and let someone else take it down for you.

fryalot Sat 25-Aug-07 17:43:54

don't know why it fell over. Probably because I didn't put it up right blush

Am going to leave it for dp to sort out.

I reeeeeeeeallllllly wanted to go camping before dd1 goes back to school

May get one of those that you just throw in the air and they magically arrange themselves into something that looks like a tent.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 25-Aug-07 19:24:36

You need gaffer tape. Tie it to a tree, will look rubbish but stay up. Although lightening is a risk! grin

Lucycat Sat 25-Aug-07 19:38:03

Hiya squonk me ole Blue mate! Good so far eh? 'cept for today of course grin

sorry to hear about the tent debacle - does it have a name on the side of it? Can we assist (virtually of course!)

Put it in 2 bags! one for poles and one for the tent bit

fryalot Sat 25-Aug-07 20:23:05

nice thought, lucy, but I can't even get it stuffed into one bag! I remembered my guide camping days and squeezed all the air out of it and rolled it really tightly. Just not tightly enough (grr)

Can't remember what brand it is, but it only has three poles that go like this: |_| (except the other way up) and the tent kind of goes underneath and over the top of the three poles, and you are supposed to secure it by the guy ropes.

I think.

And yes, lucycat, twas all going well until this afternoon. Didn't appreciate the jerks on football focus telling me beforehand that they were going to come unstuck today, and was totally pissed off when it came true! Still, it's been a good few years since I saw them at the top of the table, and since I saw them beat Man Utd, and since I saw them win, come to think of it grin so I savoured every second.

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