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    Time for another fetish thread - how many tents have you got and what are they ? You can never have too many tents (same as paddles, stoves and....canoes).

    I'll reveal my total when there are a few answers......
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    I have 3.
    A 6 man dome thing, a 4 man dome thing and a Hennessey Hammock.
    Friends and family thing this is excessive but I think I need more.
    Im sure that collection is going to be dwarfed by a lot of the members on here though

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    Good thread!
    I've got...
    1. Aztec Solana 3: Ok unless it's windy or raining.
    2. Katmandu Basha Tent: Breezy, bugger to get into. But really light.
    3. Vaude Hogan: Fantastic!
    That'll be 3 then.
    Oops forgot my Hennessy Hammock
    So, 4.

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    Some,

    Old (Blacks I think) Chalet style tent,
    Vaude Space II
    Coleman 3 man thingy
    Little Eurohike 1 man tent (not seen it for a while)
    Raclet 4 man frame tent (superb quality and alloy frame, ebay bargain)
    Bison Tundra 8
    Khyam tunnel tent

    and a Hennessey Hammock but not sure if that counts

    Cheers

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    Last edited by bpikeuk; 13th-November-2007 at 04:28 PM. Reason: frighteningly bad memory

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    I've got 4 of the things. Really should get rid of one or two, but...

    Khyam XXL - big 4 person + living space tent, great for a longer stay
    Khyam Igloo - quick to put up 3 person dome
    Coleman Epsilon - small 1 person tent
    Khyam Hex Gazebo - sure I'll use it more when I have a garden!

    ... and I can't stop thinking I should get a smallish tunnel tent that can fit a camp bed in suitable for winter camping

    Oh, plus a group buy hammock, tarp and underblanket that I've never got round to using yet.
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    I've got;
    The original Vango Equinox.
    Vango Micro 100 (or 200?)
    Black Diamond Megamid.
    Clark North American jungle hammock.
    20' x 20' ripstop tarp.
    I "need";
    Campfire tent.
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    More tarps

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    Ive got a few:
    duluth campfire tent (my fav!)
    tentipi varrie 7 (for colder nights)
    whelen lean-to (does this count as a tent??)
    wechsel summit (3-4 dome)
    wechsel rafter (1-person tunnel)

    ...and a cotton tarp

    ...and actually I am comfortable with these tents! do not need more.
    never thougt I ever would say something like that
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    Canvas:

    Wenzel canvas 8'X12' wall tent

    Duluth Tent and Awning canvas10'x10' touring Arrowhead #2

    Snowtrekker four man canvas winter tent

    Himalaya Alpine canvas four person tent

    Boyscout Egyptian cotton two person pup tent (wedge)

    US military canvas two person pup tent (wedge - shelter halves)

    Nylon:

    Camp trails nylon two person wedge

    Eureka Timberline four person wedge

    Same as above

    Gander Mountain six person dome

    I also have two 7'X7' oil cloth diamond flys and two 7'X 7' canvas (6 oz) diamond flys, a 12'X12' canvas diamond fly a ridge pole lodge, and some sort of hammock with a fly.

    Finding storage space for all the above gets to be a problem.
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    Lazer Lite Comp for solo (light, but a bit naff really, and very over priced)

    Pheonix Phteeranger EB 2 man, vintage, superb design but FOR SALE!

    Wild Country Levache 3 man luxury with HUGE bell end / cooking area that will take an MTB!! Canoe camping or car camping, but still a 'proper' hill tent (good in the wind, not something you could stand up in it). Also FOR SALE!

    Vango Tempest TBS tunnel type, 2 man. Used twice for sea kayaking but also FOR SALE! (Actually quite a nice tent for the price, but the Banker doesn't like it)

    So, 4 tents, but only one I intend keeping. When I sell the others (must get onto the classified section soon) I'll get a Mountain Equipment Dragonfly 2XT.


    I'm not counting bivvi bags or tarps (currently 4 between us, but , you've guessed it......some are for sale!!)
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    Vango -
    4 man base tent for car camping abroad, sleeps two normally
    (crap in winds)

    Decathlon -
    Aigiulle Bionassay Snow Mountain tent
    (extreme)

    Bivvy Bag -
    Best for snowholing, will be doing that soon.

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    Bob is my Idol and I have the following:

    1) a small frame tent - 3m x 4m
    2) an original BlacksMountain tent with fly sheet
    3) a Saunders Jet Packer
    4) a Saunders Jet Packer Plus – A poles and single pole
    5) a MacPac Celeste
    6) a MacPac Zenith
    7 & 8) 2 bivi bags
    9) a tarp/bivi sheet

    Don’t think we have forgotten any!!!

    Yes we have - our LDV Convoy motorhome - ideal for winter camping!!!!!
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    3 an old litchfield dome from about 13 years ago dont use it but will not get rid of it
    my little gelert meerkatt 2 which cost me next to nothing and I
    love for canoe camping
    Outwell montana four with all the bells and whistles front canopy side canopy for the kitchen its even got a carpet comes in its own wheeled holdal and is a compleate pain to dry weighs about 25kgs.
    Regards Retro


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    hennesey asym hammock
    Fjallraven mountain marathon tent [must be 25 years old by now]
    gelert dome thingy
    eurohike beach shelter [very handy minimalist shelter]
    Milletts teepee.....so much room!
    GoLite hex 3 possibly the best tent I've ever had, even if there's no porch.
    various tarps and things
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    Vango Force 10 Mk4 with heavy duty groundsheet for the winter - ex army from 1971
    Blacks Good Companions Major for the summer - given to me by my current boss, he bought it some time in the '7os

    Litchfield one man from the early '80s little used but great for cycle camping or backbacking.

    Goretex bivvy bag which I have been carrying for a couple of years as an emergency shelter - hope to sleep in it in a few weeks time together with my tarp and hammock (bought for 5 in the charity shop)

    Should I include the 8 person KISU? Would hate to sleep in it but might have to one day...

    My 'modern' tents seem to break up quite quickly.

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    Oh goody a tent thread.

    Now being aged and broke as a a result of two wives[not at the same time], two kids, two cats, two goldfish, a dog, a house and a car + a poorly paying public sector job most of my gear is ancient but tends not to get thrown away until it is totally knackered.

    1. very ancient 2 man Field & Trek backpacker - still going strong
    2. ancient Vango 1 man Zephar backpacker - used more than any other over the years.
    3. almost as ancient Caravan 1 man semi dome mountain tent - has stood up to the worst Uk winters could throw at it.
    4. Just as ancient single skin Goretex tunnel bivvy tent which cost a 100 20 years ago [must have been between wives a that point] - Limbo dancing lessons compulsory.
    5. recent Gelert solo - cheap and chearful

    I can feel a camping trip coming on.
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    Having just sold my TNF tadpole I am now ther proud owner of a Terra Nova Voyager for solo use. Also in the stable is a North Face VE-25 for when I camp with someone else. For family trips we have an Aztec Sala 6, takes most of the trip to put up though my fave is the terra nova although the VE-25 is bomb proof.
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    Just dumped a perfectly good twenty five year old family frame tent no one would buy, so down to three now.
    Cheap SunCamp four man dome.
    even cheaper High Peak Stealth sort of wedge shape thing.
    Hilleberg nallo 2, which was going to be the last tent I ever bought 'til I joined this forum & saw all those Tentipis & such. Sigh. I'll need to do loads of decorating now.........

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    a 4 man kyham dome tent
    a two man tent aztec tarn cost 35 had it about 7 yrs, a cheapo 2 man tent 3 bivi bags a britsh poncho the old green 1.a us woodland poncho and a dd tarp

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    None. No tents at all.

    2 Tatonka tarps (both unused), one lightweight Kathmandu tarp (which is my usual tarp), and I'm sure I had something with the hammock (which is also unused).

    I've also got a cheap 'builders' tarp in the back of the LR, and very big bit of heavy duty scaffolding 'protection' tarp keeping the rain off Geisha's Seagul engine, but neither really count here I don't think.

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    I got only two

    1. cheapo two person tunnel, has been ok till were getting older and developing back problems

    2. selfmade canvas campfire Tent to old Bills plans from "Song of the Paddle" .SWMBO loves it


    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by kharga View Post
    5) a MacPac Celeste
    6) a MacPac Zenith

    At the moment we(not the royal 'We') have a Macpac Celeste, best tent ever owned.

    Used to have the Macpac Zenith but it melted after a week in Death Valley

    Also have a Vango Equinox 350 (getting a bit small for four of us)

    And Pauls old Peapod.

    I used to have an old aluminium A frame from Blacks but the mice ate it.

    Oh and look after 3 Guide Patrol tents, that were in the garage but now have their own store.

    Hammocks don't count
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    I have 4........
    Vango force 10 mk.3..........small ridge tent haven't used for ages, bought new sometime in the late sixties.
    North Face Nebula.....this tent is bombproof, our main tent. Only problem is it pitches inner first.
    Jack Wolfskin High Flex RT.....5 man tunnel used as a big 2 for long stays, one to stand up in.
    Outwell pop-up............super overnighter when travelling long distances, just chuck it out of the car and get in.
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    I've got:
    An old Vango Force Ten ridge tent
    North Face Exped 25
    Vaude Hogan
    Sunn Camp Evolution 600 (family tent)

    And a bivibag when I dont have a lot of space or have to carry it a long way lol

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    OK here we go.

    Apart from a near-antique canvas small tent from the 1950s, a nostalgic childhood "Terlent" brand ridge tent from the 1970s, and a Eurohike dome which I lend to people I don't like, I have :

    Tentipi Varrie 9 (family hols and parties in the garden ! Finest tent in the world)
    Tentipi Varrie 5 (canoe camping)
    Helsport Reijnfell Lavvu 4-6 (lending to people who want to try a lavvu)
    Vango Force 10 Std Mk4 (Himalayan climber manquee, goes with the Optimus 111 stove. Check out those pictures of it at Everest Camp 2)
    MEC Wanderer 4 (brilliant lightish Canadian 3-4 person dome tent, canoe-camping trips where we have to take the tent on a plane)
    Lichfield Mistral 3 (first proper tent, from c. 1982, happy memories)
    Wild Country Trisar (backpacking for two)
    MacPac Microlight (very light, very small, solo backpacking)
    Vango Oakland 12 (huge family tunnel tent, will probably never use again now I have the Varrie 9)

    Err that's it. Think I've got enough now
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    Well I've got

    Vango Force 10 Mk5 - bombproof "stealth" tent
    Wildcountry Quazar - bombproof again
    ELC popup - kidproof

    Chris


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    Tentipi 7 cp
    and a two man nylon tent I rescued from an abandoned camp on Loch Lomond

    Hardly use them though as I have 4 or 5 hammocks and a lot of tarps. Tarps are the way to go. If you are getting in a tent you would be as well being in a house Still I am hoping for a really cold winter trip and maybe I can give the Tentipi and stove a bit of a test.
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    just one (vaude mark II, pretty old but refusing to die)

    but usually i prefer just a sleeping bag if the weather's not too bad. it's a bit less hassle, more fresh air etc.

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    Suncamp Evolution 100 - excellent family tent
    Vango Tempest 200 - great little tunnel tent but I wouldn't want to share it with anyone .
    Vango Typhoon 200 - semi-geodesic design, bargain, couldn't pass it up but haven't used it yet .
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    Having been into camping since i was a we nipper i have accumalated/inherited a number of tents quite a few dont get used now but i continue to hoard them.

    1. 8 man frame tent
    2. 6 man frame tent
    3. 4 man frame tent
    4. 9 man multi dome
    5. 4 man dome/frame
    6. 1/2 man single pole vango micra 200
    7. goretex bivi
    8. 3m x4m dpm basher

    1 should realy get rid of all but 1 of the frame tents according to the wife. but hate throwing thigs away that still have life in them.
    I did give one large frame tent to our air cadet group which they use on fund raising days.

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    Strong correlation here. SOTP members = equipment hoarders. Spouses = sensible / throw old things out....
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    Well....

    Starting at the smallest

    • 'Tern' a 1 to 2 man (cozy) geodesic type tent.
    • 2 'Footpath' 2 man dome tents - Cheap from MAKRO.
    • Quick erect 'Umberella' type dome tent - too heavy for the boys and not much quicker to erect than the other dome tents.
    • 'River Tent' a 3 sided angling shelter - we use it as an archery shelter. All the gear and two folding chairs fit in easily.
    • 'Saunders Base Camp' 2 to 3 man ridge tent - unusual because you sleep perpendicular to the ridge but has a large porch at each end. Quite old now because it was bought for my 20th birthday.
    • 'Campus Super Sherpa' 8 man tunnel tent. Huge great thing but great for family holidays with 4 kids in one end and mum & dad in the other.
    I think I've just about got every combination of family outing covered.
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    Wink TOO many tents

    I have 4. A Saunders 1 man, weighs 2.5lbs it is ancient but still ok. (ripstop nylon) A tornado 1 two man I think its made by Blacks of Grenock. (cotton) A Quechua 2 man 2 second self erecting. (nylon) I opened the Quechua when I first got it in my bedroom without looking at the instructions, it opened in 2 seconds and it took me nearly an hour to take it down. My 4th is a large contental frame tent with no frame, found it in a skip.

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    I can't believe I've just spent 20 minutes reading a list of the number and types of tents owned by a whole bunch of people I don't know!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockhopper View Post
    I can't believe I've just spent 20 minutes reading a list of the number and types of tents owned by a whole bunch of people I don't know!!!
    Was it with good intent?

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    Great tent below, you could sleep 8 scouts in comfort, roll up the sides in good weather and walk about inside. We used to hang Paraffin Tilley lamps insde at night. We used to make cooking shelters out of olds sails (OYC Taikoo jibs we ripped in Oct hol trips) great days. The troop tent was a WWII marquee tent.


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    i have a hilleburg nallo gt, and keron 3gt. i also have a golite hex3,a tentipi 7cp and a 9cp the one i use most is the tentipi 9cp it has so much room in it and so cosy with the woodburning stove, it also gets used a lot on our bushcraft courses we have had twelve people kipping in it so far and none of them moaned a bit.
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    Oh boy, tents are my favorite!

    1. North Face Tadpole
    2. Sierra Designs Clip Magic
    3. Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2
    4. Sierra Designs Lightyear
    5. Eureka Tetragon 7
    6. Eureka Tetragon 5
    7,8. Coleman Peak1 Cobra
    9,10. Hennessy Hammock
    11. Wanderlustgear Nomad 242
    12. Homemade version of #11
    13. Big Sky Products Evolution 2D2V
    14.Bivvy

    Duplicates are because I have worn out tents (#1 and #2, specifically), and not been able to buy the same model again. So, when I see a good deal, I buy two. That also gives me a tent or two to lend to others who would like to try backpacking or canoe camping), but has no equipment. Each tent has its strong points, and I usually end up using many of my tents each year. It's always a pleasure rediscovering each tent's little treats... the little pocket for my glasses, the big side vestibules which let me stargaze, the super easy set-up, or the very light weight in the pack. I love them all.

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    Only two! I feel quite underprivileged.

    Vango Force Ten mk2 (cotton) bought 1971.
    Faded and patched flysheet but robustly made and still going.

    Vango Equinox 350 bought last year.
    Why are modern tents so fiddly with all sorts of bits and pieces dangling off them and a nightmare to erect in a wind.

    I can erect the the MK 2 and be in it and cooking my supper before I have managed to get the poles through the pesky sleeves on the Equinox.

    Modern technology and design made to waste your time
    (he said ironically typing on a computer on an internet forum thread about how many tents he owns)

    Aaaargh.

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    my wife thinks im a gear geek
    she should read this thread!!
    i have in reverse age order
    patrol tent (rescued from a skip) plan to use for winter camping with new woodgas stove. or make mason campfire tent from it
    hamock
    tarp
    bivi bag
    outwell 4 berth montan4 i think ( summer long camps with my wife
    wild country siccrocco backpacking with my wife or solo static weekends
    vango tbs eqinox 3/4 original long summer camp but got the outwell for more room
    gave my ultimate tramp to my son

    WANT blacks Good companion major in cotton and will willing give patrol tent to the person who sell me one as it will replace it for winter camping ( patrol tent just a bit big for one man camping)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAS247 View Post
    Having just sold my TNF tadpole I am now ther proud owner of a Terra Nova Voyager for solo use. Also in the stable is a North Face VE-25 for when I camp with someone else. For family trips we have an Aztec Sala 6, takes most of the trip to put up though my fave is the terra nova although the VE-25 is bomb proof.
    you need to get rid or the northfaceVE25 then, cos who wants to camp with you
    nature is m X-box

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    We have a few (in order purchased).

    Khyams are very popular with us. They don't pack as small as others, but are easy to put up and are very well made.

    Khyam Ultimate
    Classed as an 8 berth, with massive living area. Used for 3 week summer holidays to Cornwall. Bigger than our house

    Khyam Biker Flexi Dome
    Can be erected really quickly with no problems threading poles.
    Smaller 3 berth with small living space. We've squeezed all 4 of us in.

    Khyam Igloo Flexi Dome
    As kids got older and wanted more independence, we bought one of these 2nd hand. 2 berth with small porch.

    Quechua 2 seconds XXL (Decathlon)
    Pop up tent. Can be pitched and pegged in about 30 seconds. Sleeps 2. Also doubles as a beach tent in summer.

    Too many tents, not enough holidays!
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    I think Pringles is the winner - or is that loser.....
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    Default Probably too mant tents but !!!!

    Ok here goes.
    1 hilleberg akto that my girlfriend usually nicks for trips.
    1 Vaude lightwing which hasnt seen the light of day for ages,
    1 1 terrnova sirocco
    1 henry shires taptent
    1 moskoselkatan tentipi5
    1 moskoselkatan tntipi 9 canvas
    1 mountain equipment coop hybrid tarp-tent bug shelter
    1 big tatonka poly cotton
    1 small tatonka poly cotton
    1 baby integral designs siltarp 1
    1 integral dseigns siltrp 3
    1 mountain equipment coop gude tarp
    several bivvi bags--favourite is a rab jobbie in event.
    There--that feels better now. Well i am off out this weekend and looks like being a bit parky --so the camp setup will be the moskos 5 and it floor but with one of the tarps to make a day-shelter/work area. But will also have a bivvi bag for if its dry and my latest aquisition--a 5 point trade blanket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andym View Post
    you need to get rid or the northfaceVE25 then, cos who wants to camp with you
    When the restraining order is lifted I'm sure Kylie will oblige
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    I (or rather we) have 4 tents and two bivvi bags and a bothy bag too

    Hilleberg Akto -for when you just need to be alone
    Terra Nova Solar 2 -"old faithful"
    Terra Nova Ultra Quasar -"good any time"
    Wild Country Homestead 5 -Only for use camping more than one night (takes sooooooo very llooooonngggg to dry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scots_Charles_River View Post
    Great tent below, you could sleep 8 scouts in comfort, roll up the sides in good weather and walk about inside. We used to hang Paraffin Tilley lamps insde at night. We used to make cooking shelters out of olds sails (OYC Taikoo jibs we ripped in Oct hol trips) great days. The troop tent was a WWII marquee tent.

    Yes, I remember spending cold nights sleeping in the patrol tent, no sewn-in groundsheet, so the wind whistled in under the sod flap and through the gap between the doors. Thank goodness for modern tents!
    Last edited by Cellarman; 15th-November-2007 at 08:15 PM. Reason: speeling, should not have tried to post after a few drinks!

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    We were not cold, no groundsheet. The hessian cloth was tucked inside and the walls just touched the deck so no draught. Dutch lacing for the doors was cool.

    Nick

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    Default loitering within tent

    My tents.....
    are as follows

    Cabanon 5 berth frame tent
    Cabanon 3 berth frame tent
    Robens fortress 3 berth geodesic
    wild country trisar + semi geodesic
    Jack Wolfskin Starlight
    3m x 3m tarp
    ex army gotex bivi bag
    radar bivi bag
    Abbey 417 GTS Vogue (ok I'm a cheat and its a caravan.)

    There is still room in the loft for more tents tho' the wife insists Ive got enough tents i do like the idea of a tipi with a stove. time to have a go on the lottery.

    Tim
    Cheers
    Tim


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    I think Stevebncanoe has moved into the lead....
    PWC
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    Default tents in service

    only the ultimate peapod.( original mk 1 version.)
    one group buy hammock, one hennessy expedition and a pair of 4m by 3m cotton tarps. all minimalist ish. w
    "Every action of our lives touches on
    some chord that will vibrate in eternity"

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    A Mountain Equipment Hobo_ 1 man and a goretex bivvi.

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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    Vango 1 berth. Vango Equinox 350 & 450 And a wild country 6 berth and a ex army gortex bivi bag

    croc
    Love lots trust few always paddle your own canoe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perthshire Wood Canvas View Post
    Time for another fetish thread - how many tents have you got and what are they ? You can never have too many tents (same as paddles, stoves and....canoes).

    I'll reveal my total when there are a few answers......
    I'm glad someone has asked this from years ago....doesn't make me seem so sad....in my eyes at least!

    I've gone to the dark side (polycottons).....three GC Good Companions, and two Lavvus. (I'm sure there's a reasoning for this multiplicity, but I can't quite think what it was)
    I'd love a Robens Fairbanks or BCT Task Force 3 with extension, but............

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    My tents.....
    are as follows

    Cabanon 5 berth frame tent- gone
    Cabanon 3 berth frame tent
    Robens fortress 3 berth geodesic
    wild country trisar + semi geodesic
    Jack Wolfskin Starlight
    3m x 3m tarp
    ex army gotex bivi bag
    radar bivi bag
    Abbey 417 GTS Vogue (ok I'm a cheat and its a caravan.) gone

    There is still room in the loft for more tents tho' the wife insists Ive got enough tents i do like the idea of a tipi with a stove. time to have a go on the lottery.

    Tim
    need to amend this,
    gone is the caravan, replaced by a T5 camper van
    add a Khyam awning
    Add a tentipi 5
    and soon all being well..one of these..https://www.facebook.com/campervanaw...09610805867468
    Cheers
    Tim


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    I am obviously a sad amateur compared to most of you

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    Erm, 5.

    Outwell Trout Lake 4. Rock solid poly cotton family tent. Weighs a ton!
    Storm Shield Extreme (blacks). Cute 3 man tent, nice shape good for short family breaks (but I don't entirely trust it!).
    Force 10 mkii. Inherited from my dad, over 40 years old, although I have bought it a new canvas fly sheet as the old nylon one had finally started to delaminate. Absolutely love it, my favourite of all our tents.
    OH has a Wild Country Red Dwarf.
    DD has a tesco tent shaped object that was cheaper than a play tent.

    If Wild Country made a 3 man version of the trisar 2d I would buy one in a flash. Assuming that won't happen I am in search of a good 3 man tent (preferably geodesic), then we can retire the storm shield.

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    To develop this into something nerdy...really nerdy... a techno wiz could disemminate (?) these lists into canvas (non frame) and synthetic, and further, if the most popular canvas would be a Force 10?

    How many synthetics are in use at 40+ tears old? (as all 5 of my tents being "canvas", are.....)

    (Right I must get out now!)

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    I'm replacing all the rubber peg loops and guys on a Force Ten Mk5, I'll Fabsil it and it should be good for another decade.

    I will be checking my Hex 3 and nest before it goes on ebay.

    IMHO tents are a mix of looking after them and pure luck.
    All the best,
    Richard
    Retired bushcrafter now happy camper

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    1.) Coleman Nevada 2 man
    2.) Coleman Bedrock 2 man
    3.) Coleman Kratz 1 man
    4.) Vango Callisto 500 5 man
    5.) Hi-Gear Voyager 6 man
    6.) Hi-Gear Pop up 2 man
    7.) Litchfield Challenger 5 man
    8.) Can't remember the make but its a 4 man
    9.) Blacks Cyba-lite 3 man

    Hmmmm no wonder I can't fit owt in the garage, clear out time me thinks!
    If in doubt, hit it with a hammer!!

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    And there's me now cutting back with a Good Companion for sale........one of the three

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