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Thread: Camping what tai chi tent do you use?

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    Camping what tai chi tent do you use?

    A little gloat and teasing for some giggles.

    Ok time to show you North Americans what a real tent looks like. Enough of this taichi junk i see around here.

    Here is a tent.

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ID:	50062 There are two parts that can be used as one whole tent like you see here or a dome on its own.

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ID:	50058 The front extension we call a kitchen tent and it has side flaps that can be put up with other poles and then there is a netting that is also on the front door and the dome to prevent mossies.

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ID:	50059 This is how we use it mostly.

    So the bottom of the dome has a rubberized canvas material that comes up the side about i guess 8 inches. It can just about float. We have been in a storm where we watched from the dome door how everything else in the park floated by while we sat dry in our sleeping bags. As for rain this thing laughs at the heaviest storms. the canvas material is impregnated with some sort of what i can only describe as vulcanised paint. It dont leak and we can stand up when we change.

    For the record this was not made in China, rather South Africa. Cost around $600 US when i bought it. Today its around $1350 for a tent like this. But it will last a lifetime. This one is around 14 years old and we used it frequently. Dont have it pegged down thats a whole other setup when you see the pegs.




    Now Frank you showed us your flag. I think its a little on the small side.

    Here is my US flag, i have a Canadian one too. But seeing as how Frank had his antique I thought i would show him mine. Tape measure shot to give you an idea of size. Need a real flagpole to mount this. Imagine what NN would say if i put a decent flagpole up in my back yard.

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ID:	50060 Just for you Frank i should have lived in Texas. Larry this missed your visit by days.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 10-16-2010 at 05:12 AM.
    cheers

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    That's not a tent, it's a small house.

    Here's my tent...I've had it since high school. 2-man Eureka Timberline:



    My tent is in the "earthquake kit" on our back porch. I'd love to have a big tent like yours Rob, but LOML is most definitely not the camping type, so the likelihood of me needing a tent is pretty slim these days. (Much to my chagrin. I love camping, but don't have any friends in CA that I'm interested in camping with.)
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    Hey Vaughn Rob does need a TV room with that tent ( big screen) Geez Rob that reminds me of my old canvas cabin tent.
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    If you can't carry it in, it ain't camping.

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    Speaking of transport

    Oh Glenn when it comes to carrying take a look at my transportation method.

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    We look like a desert caravan when we arrive. You need to see what goes into this little box.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    A little gloat and teasing for some giggles....Now Frank you showed us your flag. I think its a little on the small side...
    Nah, THIS is a flag:

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    My "tent". My wife and I got too old for real tents:
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    Love the flag.

    Here is my tent.
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    Rob, your tent is nicer than my house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    Rob, your tent is nicer than my house!
    and bigger than mine
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