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Message posted by JLines12/1/2022 at 7:03pm
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We started camping at the end of 2019 but for obvious reasons didn't do much until last summer.

We currently have an Outwell Arizona - a full height dome tent with separate bedroom. It's great but there is nowhere sheltered to cook and the shape means we can't add an extension/porch. We did camp for a full week last summer but realised this could have been a problem if the weather had not been kind.

We wondered about a separate kitchen tent or a new tent. I've seen this online
https://www.outdooraction.co.uk/easy-camp-palmdale-400-tent-2022-footprint-carpet-p10706

It looks ideal for the 2 of us.

I've had a look at the reviews on this site but there don't seem to be many for Easy Camp. Does anyone have any experience with their kit? I know they are the same group as Outwell which sounds promising.

Thanks for the advice.

Message posted by Fiona W via mobile 12/1/2022 at 7:21pm
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Canít help with ideas about the other tents, but using a tarp with your current tent would give you cover for cooking, maybe with a windbreak. Plenty of threads about both of these: a good tarp is a beautiful thingÖ.
Not a long term solution, but there are so many tents & you donít want to buy one every year.

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Message posted by Speaker1212/1/2022 at 10:26pm
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It depends on how much your budget is but if you had a Berghaus Air 4 you can purchase a porch bit to add on, see https://youtu.be/KmQa7xTEqCg for some pics.

I don't have the porch but I do have the Air 4, it's ideal for two.

Message posted by Bramston16/1/2022 at 6:04pm
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The Easycamp Palmdale is an oversize tunnel tent. Great for camping in good weather but if you get gusty winds from the sides the poles will be under pressure and start to shred from the joints until they snap. If a strong wind is coming from the front the porch will become a parachute and start loosening then pulling it's pegs out of the ground. Once the porch guy lines have pulled out, the porch poles will start blowing into the front tent poles damaging them and the fabric, and pulling out more guy lines. Once the main fabric of the flysheet starts to rip it will continue to rip and shred although it is supposed to be rip-stop fabric.
The manufacturers use of double guy lines on the poles (one above the other)to try and keep the poles in shape shows that they are aware of these issues and have attempted to resolve them.
To my eye the black (glass) fiber poles look too thin to do the job in bad weather, a heavier gauge pole would be more expensive and make the packed tent bulky.

Your desire for a tent you can stand up in is in conflict with your need for a tent that can survive in bad weather. If your present tent is still functional consider getting a tarp and a couple of poles to build a porch but accept you may have to take it down in a storm.






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Message posted by cabravieja17/1/2022 at 10:58am
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Having wrestled with tarps I now use Decathlon's fishing brolly with sides that peg down and a spike for clamping into ground. You can fit a small table and chair under this. Add extra guys if it is super windy. Look at a bivvy from Go Outdoors but you will need one without a floor. You wont be able to stand up though.

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Message posted by Taz444401/2/2022 at 9:47pm
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I have a zempire TL which is brilliant, before that a Coleman valdes air 4 which both have covered areas for cooking under. I would also recommend a dometic air shelter great for cooking under and keeps the sun and more importantly the rain off you.


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