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29/8/2013 at 5:07pm
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Great pictures, Maddie. Love the setups. I do like a nice, well-deployed tarp!

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29/8/2013 at 5:44pm
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Thank you ....looking back i think we had more issues with the shelter than the tent!.

Before we went decided to pitch tent Gary Cross style ( thank you again ) ! took about 1.5 hrs start to finish inside and all but shelter we hadn't done that before so tried a few options & before we got any hotter under the collar decided that this was our best attempt.

Maddie.



29/8/2013 at 7:02pm
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So if I was to buy a DD tarp, what else would I need?

We have a couple of porch poles for the tent I guess we could use?
2-4 king poles?
Extra pegs and guys.
DD cord (do I need a ridge line for a tent porch set up?)

What sort of knots do I use?

Which order do I put it up?

Complete newbie here...


29/8/2013 at 7:15pm
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Quote: Originally posted by PeppermintCreams on 29/8/2013
So if I was to buy a DD tarp, what else would I need?

We have a couple of porch poles for the tent I guess we could use?
2-4 king poles?
Extra pegs and guys.
DD cord (do I need a ridge line for a tent porch set up?)

What sort of knots do I use?

Which order do I put it up?

Complete newbie here...




If you buy a Decathlon tarp it has guylines, pegs and two (?) king poles included.

It's often easiest to put a free standing tarp up over a ridgeline, yes. But if you're going to tie one edge onto your tent somewhere you don't necessarily need a ridgeline.


29/8/2013 at 7:19pm
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In the tent - why else would the nice people at Cabanon put a kitchen area into their Andorra's?

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29/8/2013 at 8:21pm
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Could I cook in the car boot? It is flat and the huge boot door lifts up over my head so would protect me from the rain some what. I am wondering as we are due to go on our first ever trip in a few weeks and have limited funds to get all of the set up in one go (I would prefer to use a tarp and windbreak), but I am a big wimp and I'm slightly terrified of cooking with gas anyway so didn't know if there is anything I need to think of safety wise cooking out of the back of the car?


29/8/2013 at 9:23pm
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Quote: Originally posted by chappers2341 on 29/8/2013^^^^Quitters



Oi I resemble that remark !!

cooking family meals for 16,435 days, I need a day off

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29/8/2013 at 9:39pm
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Our tent has a front door and two side doors, the front leads into the porch where I cook. I use a trangia and bio ethanol which gives off no fumes. If there was an issue those in the tent could get out easily. So far we have had no problems. My understanding of modern tent material is that it slowly melts creating an awful mess of your tent but does not whoosh up in flames as older tents may do thus you would have more time to escape if that was needed.


29/8/2013 at 10:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by OberonFoto on 29/8/2013
In the tent - why else would the nice people at Cabanon put a kitchen area into their Andorra's?



Canvas tents are different, that's why. Lots of ventilation (though ZIGs may change all that), flame retardant cooking area and of course even bone dry cotton canvas takes its time catching alight. Damp canvas merely smoulders a bit. And you can ger out of a canvas tent easily, by going under the flaps. (Unless you have a ZIG.) All in all canvas tents are a completely different kettle of fish from synthetic tents, when it comes to cooking indoors. Even I, paranoid as I am, cook inside my canvas trailer tent.


29/8/2013 at 10:14pm
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Quote: Originally posted by purplebean on 29/8/2013
. My understanding of modern tent material is that it slowly melts creating an awful mess of your tent but does not whoosh up in flames as older tents may do thus you would have more time to escape if that was needed.



I've not heard that. You might be confusing the old verion cheapo nylon tents with the current "flame retardant" polyester laminates most commonly used now? IIRC the current estimate is thirty seconds from putting a flame to the canvas till the tent is fully alight and that's for a fire resistant tent. (This was from fire service tests but I can't lay my hands on the linkie, sorry.)

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29/8/2013 at 10:20pm
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I have seen a video where the tent just slowly smoulders but typically I can't find it now


29/8/2013 at 10:32pm
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If the tent is flame retardant then it should only burn at the point where the flame is applied, it will not support combustion without the flame.

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29/8/2013 at 10:34pm
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This is not the one I was looking for but it does show what happens to modern fabrics when there is a fire

Tent Fire


29/8/2013 at 10:37pm
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I have a red collapsible bucket that I fill up with water and put in front of the tent by the kitchen.

DK

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Quote: Originally posted by dk168 on 29/8/2013
I have a red collapsible bucket that I fill up with water and put in front of the tent by the kitchen.

DK



But is the bucket fireproof?   

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30/8/2013 at 10:51am
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Quote: Originally posted by Bernie47 on 29/8/2013
Quote: Originally posted by dk168 on 29/8/2013I have a red collapsible bucket that I fill up with water and put in front of the tent by the kitchen.

DK



But is the bucket fireproof?   


It has water in it! Last time I checked, water does not burn!

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