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Message posted by gedsjeep on 26/9/2017 at 3:54pm
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hope the young lady is ok...

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Some more info here.

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It's a tragic story, not good publicity for the site either, and I hope she's ok too, but ... wrap clothing - especially a puffer jacket - around a log burner? Oh, please ...

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Tragic, we all sympathise, but
Do not put the blame on the construction of the pod, or the fact that there was a log burner installed.
Common sense should always prevail.
Also what is the ratio of fires against clamping nights, very low I should think
Our thoughts are with both of them, and hope they recover

Message posted by ficklejade on 27/9/2017 at 10:28pm
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I hope they're both going to be okay, too.

Are the glamping pods at Lady Heyes all like that - looking at the pix, my first thought was a line of Nissan huts, or is it just the angle the pix were taken? (I'm not being rude but this is one site some friends were talking about visiting, so am intrigued.)

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I think it's just the angle. It's a nice site although a bit bland still. I think the pods are only in one corner.

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Unfortunately it seems that common sense no longer prevails!

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Quote: Originally posted by Whatamess on 28/9/2017
I think it's just the angle. It's a nice site although a bit bland still. I think the pods are only in one corner.

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Thanks, Nora, will pass on info - rest of site looks fine as do some of the other pods!


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Message posted by weegmack on 28/9/2017 at 11:36pm
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Oh goodness, how awful. Just terrible. Poor girl. I really hope she can make a real recovery from this, but it sounds like she has a long road ahead of her.
I do agree though - why would anyone think that was a safe thing to do? Maybe just the temptation to get clothing warmed up or dried quickly overtook their thinking. It seems so obvious to me not to do that and I would have thought that at her age. But then, we had a coal fire in our house, so I was well aware of the dangers of fire and not putting things to dry too near it. And the (useless) storage heaters had warnings in them not to cover the vents with washing etc.



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Pods are for campers who can be bothered with tents. It does follow that anybody without their own camping equipment probably won't have the knowledge that tent campers tend to develop. At a campsite recently I was looking at the pods & I noticed a sign banning any sort of cooking in the pod. I thought this a bit strange until I realised this was a good attempt to protect unknowing users from their own folly. The pods had electric heating.

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yeah, coz it never happens in tents, does it?

oh, hang on......

Message posted by Whatamess on 02/10/2017 at 5:44am
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I wouldn't have thought it was anything to do with tents or camping, it's just plain common sense.

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but dont let that get in the way of a sweeping generalisation...

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Speedy recovery to those involved with the incident,   Nothing wrong with pods, tents, log burners,   Clothing are inflammable, must not be put close to any heat source.   Those of use who grew up in homes were taught not to get to close to fires and more aware, newer generations seem to lack this knowledge. It was a pure accident

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Just thought, true outdoor people will know that, outdoor clothing should not be dried out by the fire or radiator

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