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Subject Topic: Excited! Bought a flagpole!
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Message posted by saz121299 on 27/8/2013 at 9:34am
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Quote: Originally posted by Billy... on 26/8/2013
Sounds fantastic. I've been thinking about a flagpole.

What size did you get? What's the norm for these? Do you have to take them down when it's windy?





I have bought a 5m (16ft) pole but haven't got a flag or windsock yet, scanning eBay intermittantly trying to find one i like x

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Quote: Originally posted by Billy... on 26/8/2013
Sounds fantastic. I've been thinking about a flagpole.

What size did you get? What's the norm for these? Do you have to take them down when it's windy?





When it's very windy, yes. Otherwise your pole splits. And you have to repair it with 3 miles of duck tape. Believe me, I know.

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Sorry - I'm sure it's just me, but what is the point of these flags ???

Isn't there enough to take away / setup without messing about with a flag ?

Sorry - just doesn't do it for me !

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Quote: Originally posted by clever on 27/8/2013
Sorry - I'm sure it's just me, but what is the point of these flags ???

Isn't there enough to take away / setup without messing about with a flag ?

Sorry - just doesn't do it for me !



It adds something different, from the standard, a little bit of fun. And on a practical level, identifies your pitch to others. So if you have children, they know where your pitched without wandering around the site looking for you. Friends know where your pitched without having to ask.

Flags as rallying points, go back centuries, being used by the Military in battle [even the Romans used a version in the Standard]. Moving forward that concept has spread out from the military, and has now crossed over into the fun factor.

Personally as I'm walking around a camp site, I love looking at all the different flags.

The fun factor has even spread, to discussions about flags/spinners and also flag poles.

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Quote: Originally posted by clever on 27/8/2013
Sorry - I'm sure it's just me, but what is the point of these flags ???

Isn't there enough to take away / setup without messing about with a flag ?

Sorry - just doesn't do it for me !


It's not just you, i don't get the flag thing either 17

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They certainly do it for me, im excited at the thought of putting it up with my (as yet unbought) flag/windsock. I also love looking at the other flags on a campsite

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Quote: Originally posted by Davep on 27/8/2013
So if you have children, they know where your pitched without wandering around the site looking for you.



We do have children, but I can't say that's ever been a problem.

We could always just tell them if you ever get lost, ours is the van without a flag !


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Silly question do you attach it to the van? Or do you knock a wooden post in the ground?
If its attached to the van do you get alot of noise vibrating through it.

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Quote: Originally posted by Davep on 27/8/2013
So if you have children, they know where your pitched without wandering around the site looking for you.



We do have children, but I can't say that's ever been a problem.

We could always just tell them if you ever get lost, ours is the van without a flag !



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Anchor the pole with a ground spike,there was a discussion a few weeks ago about the poles and flags,5metres is the norm,fly the flag from the top but one section(that way you don't break the pole,then you can fly a windsock from the top,you can buy small bungees to attach the flag ,most poles (as anglers know)are whips,( unless you buy the aluminium type) and can be bought cheaply from angling shops.
Go to Northam Farm during Wild west week,and try to spot an occupied van without a flag,or six.

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we went one further and bought a string of solar lights.   Pole now lights up every evening.

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oooooh i though it went in the jockey wheel hole as well as a spike just to secure it even more??

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well i got a vortex last year...but this year i have a mallard duck jack kite...luv it i also have a flag for birthdays and special occasions.....and of course solar lights up the pole... 17

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oooh solar lights.......you guys are bad bad people.... i neeeeeed solar lights now!

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and this weekend i saw some lights up a flag pole they did synchronised flashing ...ive got to find out about them as well....17

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forgotten how to put pics up



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