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Old 13 July 2019, 14:01   #1
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Thought I'd share this I've bought a better tent for wild camping with the boat well that was the plan but when I erected it I'm so impressed with the quality it's going to be my car camp tent when basing my self in one spot such as resipole at the beginning of the year.

https://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/...pa-4-man-tent/
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Old 13 July 2019, 15:26   #2
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Looks a nice tent. Lots of room but really far too big for wild camping .... in my opinion .
I agree keep this one for car camping and get something a little smaller for wild camping. 2 man tents seem to be about the right size.
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Looks a nice tent. Lots of room but really far too big for wild camping .... in my opinion .
I agree keep this one for car camping and get something a little smaller for wild camping. 2 man tents seem to be about the right size.
In most circumstances your right gaz for me I need room I have arthritis in every joint and spine crawling every time I want to get in tent is painful but I have a cheap teepee tent which works for the boat so I'll stick with that but this one is very good quality for the money and ideal as a base tent
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Thought I'd share this I've bought a better tent for wild camping with the boat well that was the plan but when I erected it I'm so impressed with the quality it's going to be my car camp tent when basing my self in one spot such as resipole at the beginning of the year.

https://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/...pa-4-man-tent/
Looks great - the flap over the entrance creates a handy protected area for cooking / drying stuff if it's raining
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Old 14 July 2019, 12:10   #5
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Looks great - the flap over the entrance creates a handy protected area for cooking / drying stuff if it's raining
That's right the best feature is the amount ventilation plus the ground sheet is really thick
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This is me and a mate camping in Jersey marina for a week sleeping on the rib. Lilos place either side of the console gave a degree of comfort. With 180L of petrol on board we gave up on the idea of a using a propane stove to make tea and went to the fishermans cafe instead for breakfast.

The inside boat BMW 18, was called Kermit due to its colour. Mine is the Viper 595 with a Yam 115.

Photo would have been 1995 time and my first time across the channel on my own rib. Trip organised by Alan Priddy.

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Sleeping on the floor in the marina shower block was also a popular option back in those days
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Pete I think if your tired you'll sleep on a clothes line, the breakfast was icing on the cake though.
Never slept in a toilet block John but hey ho if that's all there is.
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Your boat is definitely comfy Jeff with those dog covers
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Your boat is definitely comfy Jeff with those dog covers
Hi Ali forgot about that worked well for you that night 43 lts of fuel for a pillow
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