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01/4/2012 at 1:02pm
 Location: north west
 Outfit: Emperor Bell & 4m & 5m bells
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Down to 3 at the moment if you don't count the toilet tent-

5 metre bell tent with stove, used for pretty much every camp
4 metre bell, used as a utility tent or for friends to use
6 meter emperor bell, just for the hell of it and a bit of luxury, when it has the 5 meter attached as an annex it gets called the 'manor house'

Sold or donated over the years, Outwell Arkansas 7, Carolina 3, Aztec 6 man tunnel tent, Suncamp Dome thingy that could have housed a whole football team and still have room to actually play a game inside! Wynster mercury 9 which was possibly the worst quality tent I have ever owned.

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01/4/2012 at 1:30pm
 Location: Middlesex (yes it still exists)
 Outfit:  Izmir:TT: Holkham:Adventure
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Conway Cardale trailer tent - this was a suprise as my Dad got me it without warning. It was stored at his (150 miles away). On our route way down to Cornwall, In January I collected it and it is now here - will be interesting to see if I use it more now it's accesible without a journey.

Kampa Holkham - This is nice and high so suits tall Mr Dozy, a really nice tent, I would say for over 3 night trips....I still 'need' a vestibule for it, so that may add to this list soon.

Relum Izmir - The tent I adore. As a family of 4, only good for short trips, as it's not that big for lots of stuff. Love the 'feeling'  of camping in this tent. Just wish Mr Dozy wasn't to tall for it to be comfortable.

Vango Icarus 500 - Really handy to get up quick, I used it last year for trips without Mr Dozy. Can't see it having much (if any) this year. I think I need to sell it.

Vango Sun canopy - for use with the icarus.

A rebranded 'Gelert Twister 5' -  Great size, nice comfy space space inside, but again can't see me using it again, so should sell it but keeping as it's good to loan out if someone wants to come camping - but doesn't have a tent.

Cabanon Nadia - Lovely, lovely tent. Shame Mr Dozy cannot see past the funky curtains and appreciate how lovely she is.

Ridge tent - From Mr Dozys scouting days. Only used in the garden.

Note : This list is not conclusve and is due to change in the next week. I am both saddened and excited by the changes.....

I have also had in the past a Rage 6 man tent,a Sunncamp Chateau and a Outwell Utah 6 with extension. All now being enjoyed by others, my friend has the Rage tent and thinks it's great.

 

 

 



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Life should not be measured by the amount of breaths we take but the moments that take your breath away.


01/4/2012 at 2:09pm
 Location: Norfolk
 Outfit: Cabanons - 5 of them!
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DOZY!!!!!!!!! You've got more tents than me now

My recently pared down list -

  • Cabanon Aruba - lovely big family frame tent - used very little unfortunately as family do not have the sam love of camping as I do
  • Cabanon Atlantic - my little 'tatty' solo camping tent - used for very muddy, wet camps with fires 'cos I like to keep my 'best' tents nice
  • Cabanon Guadeloupe - my 'best' tent - love it, love it, love it - easy to pitch solo and takes my campbed with space to spare - but a bit chilly without inner pod for not out of season camping in her
  • Cabanon Elzas - recently acquired & glamped and awaiting 1st outing - my proper glamped up tent - again, space for campbed and will be great for colder camps
  • Cabanon Frederique - 4 berth 2 bed quirky, 'different' tent - why keep him??? I dunno really  Will probably sell now I have the Elzas
  • Outwell Carolina - my only polyester tent - got all the accessories to match - extension, windbreak, carpets etc - my modern, up to date tent!!

Additionally I have an Outdoor Revolution Outhouse XL (kitchen tent to go with the Carolina) and a Cabanon Kitchen Cuisine for the rest

So you see I am sort of able to justify them all - after a fashion

Ashamedly I have to admit to having had an additional 22 in the past few years  which I have either sold or handed on -

Cabanon Calais, Cabanon Calvi, Cabanon Scenario, Cabanon Isabelle, Cabanon Adventure, Cabanon Montpellier, Cabanon pn20 kitchen tent, Outwell Oregon 5, Outwell Oregon 4, Outwell Nevada 3, Outwell Idaho XL, Outwell Arizona, Relum Canaria, Relum Itaca, Vango Peace, Lichfield Wanderer, Coleman Evolva, Unknown freecycle tent!, Gottschalk Steilwandezelte, Gelert Quickpitch, Quechua Base Seconds, old Dutch pyramid



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01/4/2012 at 5:42pm
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Quote: Originally posted by valbarley on 25/2/2012

Mine looks more like a stock list

Current in use

3m Alice Bell Bell Tent

4m Rhubarb Bell Tent

4m Painted Daisy Bell Tent

5m Bell Tent (soon to be Mr Men)

6m Purple Bell Tent

Outwell Indian Lake

Cabanon Barbados

Cabanon Latitude

Shangri La 5 for backpacking

Ticino Cream Ridge Tent

 

The following don't count as they are being sold or going to Val's Tent breakers yard

Guinea Pig sh*t Pyramid Tent (play project as it was only 10)

Marechal Small Frame Tent (Nice tent, but may be split for inner, canvas and bits though)

Harry Hemp Tipi

3m Bell Tent unused (was a present but decided against so will probably sell)

Wants when camping fund is topped up

Toerag

 

Utilities?

Quechua Base Seconds

Quechuea Base Seconds XL

Outwell Alabama

I think that's it...


See I am on course with my plans!!

Harry Hemp and 3m bell sold

Toerag purchased...



01/4/2012 at 5:55pm
 Location: Ashford mx
 Outfit: vango Calder 500
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Just as I thought we had the "perfect" set up,2 gorgeous canvas tents...DH has decided we need more tents,,I know he loves the outwell tennessee 5,but I've got my eye on a gelert cabana,just coz it's pretty! So possibly 2 more coming soon.

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April- Forest Glade
June-Grizedale
July-Jedburgh
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01/4/2012 at 6:30pm
 Location: Middlesex (yes it still exists)
 Outfit:  Izmir:TT: Holkham:Adventure
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Quote: Originally posted by Zeelees on 01/4/2012
Just as I thought we had the "perfect" set up,2 gorgeous canvas tents...DH has decided we need more tents,,I know he loves the outwell tennessee 5,but I've got my eye on a gelert cabana,just coz it's pretty! So possibly 2 more coming soon.


I was so close to buying a gelert cabana a few weeks ago, the ONLY thing that stopped me , was I had my 9 yr old daughter with me - she would of grassed me up to her Dad ! I agree , so very pretty and will be so quick and easy to get up.
I'm just a little bit jealous ......

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01/4/2012 at 6:52pm
 Location: Herefordshire
 Outfit: Bell tent RelumPearl Outwell Oregon
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my husband says i have
I would argue against it. berth
1. Relum frame tent. left from the days when the family were younger.
2. Relum Pearl ridge tent, Daughter and son in law use this.
3. Outwell oregon 5 brought for tis size but not the same as canvas.
4. Pride and joy 4 metre bell
the others are utility tents -
Easy Camp for kitchen tent.
for when the extended family camp on a friends farm (literally just a field) Double Toilet tentfor washroom
Dining shelter.




01/4/2012 at 7:40pm
 Location: Ashford mx
 Outfit: vango Calder 500
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Quote: Originally posted by DOZY on 01/4/12



I was so close to buying a gelert cabana a few weeks ago, the ONLY thing that stopped me , was I had my 9 yr old daughter with me - she would of grassed me up to her Dad ! I agree , so very pretty and will be so quick and easy to get up.
I'm just a little bit jealous ......

I really loved it when I saw it at a display last year,but I thought I couldn't justify it...now it seems I needn't have worried,hubby said he couldn't understand why I cut down the collection to 2...urgghhh men!!!

 



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April- Forest Glade
June-Grizedale
July-Jedburgh
and lots more besides


01/4/2012 at 7:55pm
 Location: East Lancs
 Outfit: Coleman Instant Dome 5
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Ww have only been camping since August 2011 and have only been on 3 trips but we have now got 2 tents.

The first one we bought was a High Gear Zenobia 6 berth with porch awning, a really nice tent but we found it a little too big for weekends so we also bought a High Gear Rock 5 which has the bedrooms already attatched so only take 15 mins to put up and is perfect for shorter stays.

Really like both tents and always have our eyes open to see if there are any more we fancy

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June 2017 - Newton in Bowland 1 night
July 2017 - Hawkshead 3 nights
July 2017 - Malham 2 nights
August 2017 - Otley 1 night
August 2017 - Newton in Bowland 1 night
September 2017 - Otley 1 night


01/4/2012 at 7:58pm
 Location: Yorkshire
 Outfit: Gelert Horizon 8
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Are we counting the tents the kids make at home with anything they can lay their hands on, blankets, pegs, throws etc??

Wish I'd taken some pics of the one they made yesterday - they'd glamped it with fairy lights and everything! Wouldn't have minded sleeping it it myself.

Other than that 10 years camping and just 3 tents. Easy Camp Kos 6 canvas tent, a vango something or other that was hopeless, and the gelert horizon 8.


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02/4/2012 at 7:59am
 Location: Bristol
 Outfit: Sungari 600 Icarus 600 with canopies!
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My tents al seem very dull in comparison;
A Vango beta 2 man
2 gelert 2 man pop ups
1 tesco pop up (brilliant tent)
Vango aurora 800
Vango sungari 600
Vango Icarus 600
Sungari extra wide canopy
Icarus extra wide canopy

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02/4/2012 at 10:38am
 Location: Ashford mx
 Outfit: vango Calder 500
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Quote: Originally posted by warbis66 on 02/4/2012
My tents al seem very dull in comparison;
A Vango beta 2 man
2 gelert 2 man pop ups
1 tesco pop up (brilliant tent)
Vango aurora 800
Vango sungari 600
Vango Icarus 600
Sungari extra wide canopy
Icarus extra wide canopy

Nothing dull about that extensive list (we have 2 plus a pop-up emergency thing),

Mind you compared to Val and Fostermum (who I am convinced are really independant tent shopkeepers) all lists appear dull



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April- Forest Glade
June-Grizedale
July-Jedburgh
and lots more besides



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