(Largish) Tent thoughts

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(Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby 213 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:54 pm

Hello,

Looking for opinions about the tents you guys take. There's a group of us attending this year (4 turning up Thursday and then 2 later on), this weekend we checked our tents and this winter has not been kind to a couple of them. We've got the option of all sharing one pretty large one, a Campus Brekenridge - it'd be one pretty large tent as opposed to a number of tents (probably three) but I am worried about space and being seen to take the mickey as 4 of us will set it up and then we'll be joined later on that day, all willing, by the others.

Is one of the sites (we're not VIP) preferable over the others and is it tight as if we have to sort out another tent (or two even, they really were rough) that's fair enough but being able to share and save a few bob would be quite useful.

Thank and have a great time everyone.

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby VizardAmata » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:20 pm

What is it, a 6 man? I wouldn't worry too much, as you can pretty much count your stuff as a person. A 4 man is actually a 2 man with stuff, etc. As long as you aren't taking the absolute piss (2 people in a six man, for instance), you'll be fine. If you were all gonna be seperate anyway, it actually makes more sense for you to share a large tent if you have the option.

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby i0th » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:56 pm

Yeah one big tent is going to have a smaller footprint than a bunch of individual tents. There's no restriction on tent size in the normal campsites anyway.
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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby MadManiac » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:16 pm

We took the piss in 2014 when we had a 6 man tent just for the two of us. :D

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Roy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:08 pm

We use a 4 man for the two of us for festivals. It has an area to store our kit and sit in if the weather goes to shit (EG Download lol)
I used to have a smaller one but the missus insists on being able to stand up these days and I must admit that it makes life a lot easy as you get older!

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Gandalf the Red » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:43 pm

Careful. If it's a Star Wars tent then we've got the right to evaporate your moisture farm.
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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby bloodfiend » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:15 pm

MadManiac wrote:We took the piss in 2014 when we had a 6 man tent just for the two of us. :D


We're doing that this year :)

I never knew it was classed as taking the piss though.

Besides it would be bloody cramped if 6 people were actually in this tent anyway.

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Cassius » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:33 pm

For tent sizes take the recommended number and half it so not taking the piss really as a 6 will normally only comfortably fit 3

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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:07 pm

If you can't fit the recommended amount of people in your tent then you are taking too much stuff.
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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby i0th » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:24 pm

Gandalf the Red wrote:If you can't fit the recommended amount of people in your tent then you are taking too much stuff.


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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:38 pm

Nah. I just don't take the kitchen sink when attending festivals. I guarantee that most people don't need or use half the stuff they take. You see them at the entrance with more stuff than Ranulph Fiennes uses for a six month trek. :lol:
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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby Jobdone » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:15 pm

I'll have you know I need all the booze that I bring.
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Re: (Largish) Tent thoughts

Postby i0th » Tue Aug 09, 2016 3:42 pm

Whilst I don't dispute that some people bring more than they need there's no way you're fitting 4 men with their clothes, food & booze in a four man tent unless they use their stuff as beds.
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