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Message posted by James Watt09/7/2017 at 9:17am
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So a post that originated in August 2008, has been resurrected again.

Whilst on a site in 2010, a family set up their tent not far from ours, despite most of the area being empty.

Whilst daddy and mummy were erecting their tent, the children decided to play 'kick ball'.
Why they had to do it near our tent, and use it as a target I don't know, but I did point out the massive area where they could do it.

Mummy and daddy thought I was being unreasonable.

Later on, some other children came around to blow bubbles. Why they had to do it so the bubbles landed on our tent and us, I don't know. But my request for them to do it elsewhere was met with sarcasm and abuse by mummy and daddy.

Someone complained to the Warden, so we explained what was going on, and explained the damage that could be caused by balls and the bubble mixture.
He agreed, and informed the parents to educate their chidren.

We were not 'flavour of the week' there, but as we enjoy our own company we kept ourselves to ourselves.

Victor Meldrew I an NOT.
BUT, I am respectful to other people and their property, and their privacy.

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I can't say I have ever been on a campsite when bubbles have been used but then I rarely go camping in school holidays or weekends unless it is an adult only site or one I know isn't frequented by loads of kids i.e. those with no play equipment.

With regards to drying tents with towels I have always done that with no ill effects. I do appreciate that detergents can remove the outer silicon coating on polyester tents but I have never had it happen from a towel.

The reason I dry a tent with a towel is on going home day when I find that by removing the heavy dew the tent dries much quicker in the wind and sun. I don't rub the tent hard, I simply run the towel lightly over the wettest areas. I would rather risk removing the silicon which is replaceable than risk mould and mildew by putting a wet tent away.

Incidentally I also use fly spray sparingly inside the tent with no ill effects...except to the flies

Message posted by hankakampa09/7/2017 at 4:49pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mummymills on 09/7/2017
No idea if this is fact or fiction but pending an outcome I've banned bubbles near our new tent, or anyone else's for that matter, much to the disgust of my three boys!



well done! - i take my hat off to you! - a responsible mother!...

seriously though, we all have invested in our tents and caravan awnings, surely the last thing any of us want is the water repellancy factor to be depleted in anyway at all!.

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There are a lot of people who don't realise about bubbles.

i have banned aerosols in my tents after reading a fire safety thread on here. Some sort of residue clings to the inside of your tent and makes it v flammable. Apparently .

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Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 09/7/2017
There are a lot of people who don't realise about bubbles.

i have banned aerosols in my tents after reading a fire safety thread on here. Some sort of residue clings to the inside of your tent and makes it v flammable. Apparently .



I think if that were the case they would probably ban aerosols...just imagine how many different types of aerosols are used in our homes from hair sprays to fly sprays to deodorants. We would all be living in tinderboxes if that was the case.


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There is a logic to that. But I read it on UKCampsite!!!!!! Is not every piece of camping advice here True?

My world is shaken to the core.

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Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 09/7/2017
There is a logic to that. But I read it on UKCampsite!!!!!! Is not every piece of camping advice here True?

My world is shaken to the core.



Just read my signature


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Quote: Originally posted by Bob61 on 09/7/2017
Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 09/7/2017
There are a lot of people who don't realise about bubbles.

i have banned aerosols in my tents after reading a fire safety thread on here. Some sort of residue clings to the inside of your tent and makes it v flammable. Apparently .



I think if that were the case they would probably ban aerosols...just imagine how many different types of aerosols are used in our homes from hair sprays to fly sprays to deodorants. We would all be living in tinderboxes if that was the case.





You live in a polyester house?


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No but practically all my clothes and probably a lot of the furnishings contain polyester...I must be a walking torch every time I spray my armpits

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Have you ever used an aerosol as a flamethrower?

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Message posted by James Watt10/7/2017 at 9:37pm
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There was a James Bond Film where he used one in the bathroom to kill a snake.

In my youth, I had fun with a can of spray and gas lighter, for de-icing windscreens    


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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 10/7/2017
Have you ever used an aerosol as a flamethrower?



No, I was brought up proper like.



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