Camping Gear Thread

Other Pineapple Smurf

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I've not seen a camping thread and with the current economic climate, going hobo if you are already not homeless is one of the more affordable recreational options.

Would be nice to get some advice. or show off your camping porn.

Going camping next week and some rain and a little breeze is expected. Looking at getting a canvas tent for the family as our 7-year-old CampMaster nylon tent is on it's last leg, or is that last stitch.

I'm looking at Tentco as I'm impressed with their products. I own the Senior Gazebo and want to get a Senior Bow Tent.

Options are the standard Wanderer for R4400-R4700 (10% price difference between stores) or the more expensive Safari which is over R5500.

I understand the difference is that you can close the windows from the inside on the Safari, and that it has veranda flysheet. I just don't know if the premium price makes a difference.



Safari with veranda skullcap

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Wanderer with skullcap

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I already have the senior gazebo and looking at ether connecting to the dome tent with the gazebo attachment or using a reflective sheet.

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PS I'm going to a "Christian Family" campsite next weekend so need to behave and not look like the hobos camping out in our town. My wife will also complain if we look like trailer trash, or like my backyard.
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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@Pineapple Smurf I know you use to camp like that, talking about the gazebo and tent part - now you just camp like a hobo at the dam.

Did you use the gazebo attachment, also can't remember what size tent you had - senior or junior.
 

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I miss camping. When my wife got sick about 7 years ago it was the last time we camped. Most of my friends got married and had kids, so they don't camp anymore. Been on one or two camps in the mountains, but people don't know how to camp anymore. It is more like packing up your whole house and go drop it somewhere else for a weekend.

Need hipster camping. A tent. A grafie. A little gas stove. And a moka pot. And a 12V battery for the hairdryer. :confused:

 

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Nice thread, there is a camping thread though. I just booked our annual camp this week, couldn't get a booking at rondeberg where we camped last year, so going to Oudtshoorn. Where is this Christian camp you are going to?

@APoc184 started the other thread if I'm not mistaken.

This could also maybe be used to post camp equipment specials in? I'm a cheap arse so always looking for specials.
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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Nice thread, there is a camping thread though. I just booked our annual camp this week, couldn't get a booking at rondeberg where we camped last year, so going to Oudtshoorn. Where is this Christian camp you are going to?

@APoc184 started the other thread if I'm not mistaken.

This could also maybe be used to post camp equipment specials in? I'm a cheap arse so always looking for specials.
Vloedbos

While not a Christian campout this weekend, the campsite host a lot of Christian events. They are family orientated campsite and are proud about their faith.

Regardless of my personal faith, I do like these type of campsites for the kids.
 

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Vloedbos

While not a Christian campout this weekend, the campsite host a lot of Christian events. They are family orientated campsite and are proud about their faith.

Regardless of my personal faith, I do like these type of campsites for the kids.

Vloedbos seems like a lot of fun yes, I considered that as well but it's usually quite full so not too easy to get a booking how far in advance did you make your booking?
 

Other Pineapple Smurf

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Vloedbos seems like a lot of fun yes, I considered that as well but it's usually quite full so not too easy to get a booking how far in advance did you make your booking?

Yeah, it's was a mission and more luck to get a booking. Did it end of July when people were still worried about Level 4.

This will be our first time as we have struggled to get a booking.
 

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Yeah, it's was a mission and more luck to get a booking. Did it end of July when people were still worried about Level 4.

This will be our first time as we have struggled to get a booking.

I also wanted to book back then sort of regret not doing it as the kids loved the camp spot we had last year, sadly I was too late. You should post pics and a review when you go, then I can see if it's worthwhile booking that far in advance. When are you goin?
 

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Damn the prices not too bad now. I wanted to buy a canvas dome for me and the missus but wasn't sure she would enjoy it so I went with the cheaper option. Even bought the Intex queen mattress. Needless to say, this was the tents maiden and only voyage thus far... and I was alone on this trip, lol. Too much too handle for one person alone, next time I rather take my two man and my sleeping bag and go rough it.

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