Agressive Camping

#1
Hi G4 Gang,

First things first, Ive gone soft!

After 14 yers of ponchos and bivvis I borrowed a tent the other night and now im converted. I can NEVER go back to roughing it ever again!

It needs to be light, small enough to go on the ouside of a bergen, DPM or at least dark green, very quick to erect and take down, ideally double skinned and 2 man (So I can fit my kit/lover in) and most of all below the £50 quid mark.

What do you reckon, is my dream accomodation out there or do I need to have a word and stop aggressive camping and rough it like a real man?

Even better would be if anyone is giving one away :D

Cheers,

Dave
 
#2
Well if you were going for a proper back-packing tent, which often come in a selection of neutral colours including green/Black or khaki-ish ( but not camo ) you will really be looking at the £100 to £ 200 + mark as new.

Coleman

Vango

Are the main ones that spring to mind.

For £50 you are going to be looking at something from Highlander...im sure I have seen a camo/green 2 man tent from them at that price.....but I have never used or been up close to one to attest to their quality. I would imagine that " you get for what you pay " would be valid here though.
 
#3
Fair one, Ive googled and e-bayed but nothing of note leaps out at me, there are some interesting "pop up" jobs that might be worth a look.

It doesnt need to last forever so I dont want to shell out too much brass for it. (I am from Yorkshire and very very tight!)
 
#7
commzmeanzbombz said:
Fair one, Ive googled and e-bayed but nothing of note leaps out at me, there are some interesting "pop up" jobs that might be worth a look.

It doesnt need to last forever so I dont want to shell out too much brass for it. (I am from Yorkshire and very very tight!)
mmm, they do have the nasty habit of being rather circuler though, youll have to duct tape it to the front of your bag.
 
#9
cunny_funt said:
telecaster said:
I thought this was another para mortars thread.... :muhaha:

How could that possibly be?
Because the 3 PARA mortar quip along with '49 Para', 'Wah', 'Shed', 'Them' and 'Underwater knife fighting course' are the most boring, over-used (normally bu civvies too) expressions I've ever heard. I bet not a single one of them cnuts has ever had Digger's Prince Albert clanged off their teeth.

Back on subject - Aussie hooped bivi bag is nice and light and adequate for 'military camping'. Ebay has had a few on recently.
 
#10
FiveAlpha said:
cunny_funt said:
telecaster said:
I thought this was another para mortars thread.... :muhaha:

How could that possibly be?
Because the 3 PARA mortar quip along with '49 Para', 'Wah', 'Shed', 'Them' and 'Underwater knife fighting course' are the most boring, over-used (normally bu civvies too) expressions I've ever heard. I bet not a single one of them cnuts has ever had Digger's Prince Albert clanged off their teeth.
Or had any real slipstream up their arrse!!! :lol:
 
#13
cunny_funt said:
telecaster said:
I thought this was another para mortars thread.... :muhaha:

How could that possibly be?

Just because he's done 14 years of poncho's & bivvi's, does not make him a Para Mortarman. 8O
Memories of my MFC days....

What you're looking for is a CP tent. That and a No.2 Burner. Any fool can be uncomfortable in the field... Of course, it's a bit of a load to carry...
 
#17
cheap tents are fine if your not going any where adventerous.
otherwise there heavy or very expensive.
force 10 tents heavy but stay watertight and upright in a storm much to my suprise.
the cheapo tents remains are still half way up tryfan oh how we laughed :twisted:
 

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#18
bigbird67 said:
There you go you hetero-tiger!! Thats the badger....its not DPM but as long as you camp in a flowery meadow you should be fine!!
Absolutely 100% true.

I own a Cath Kidston one of these covered in cowboys and indians:


A girl I know lent it to me for a festival and we lost touch and she never asked for it back. It looks a bit gay but it is awesome! It seems to attract people whenever I put it up. Last year I went to a ball and people were camping in the field adjacent. By the end of the night more people were congregating around my teepee than were actually in the ball. It sleeps about 10 people comfortably as well. And yes I have christened it. I probably wouldn't recommend it for anything too strenuous though, and it is probably a bit big to carry around on your back all day.
 
#19
FiveAlpha said:
cunny_funt said:
telecaster said:
I thought this was another para mortars thread.... :muhaha:

How could that possibly be?
Because the 3 PARA mortar quip along with '49 Para', 'Wah', 'Shed', 'Them' and 'Underwater knife fighting course' are the most boring, over-used (normally bu civvies too) expressions I've ever heard. I bet not a single one of them cnuts has ever had Digger's Prince Albert clanged off their teeth.

Back on subject - Aussie hooped bivi bag is nice and light and adequate for 'military camping'. Ebay has had a few on recently.
Fucking right 5A, it grips my shit as well. Again, on a serious note, those hooped bivvy bags are awesome, really quick to put up and collapse, and very durable. Again, you get what you pay for.
 
#20
Ravers said:
I own a Cath Kidston one of these covered in cowboys and indians:


A girl I know lent it to me for a festival and we lost touch and she never asked for it back. It looks a bit gay but it is awesome! It seems to attract people whenever I put it up. Last year I went to a ball and people were camping in the field adjacent. By the end of the night more people were congregating around my teepee than were actually in the ball. It sleeps about 10 people comfortably as well. And yes I have christened it. I probably wouldn't recommend it for anything too strenuous though, and it is probably a bit big to carry around on your back all day.
Ah yes, commonly known as the Isle of Weight or Knebworth 'Shag Palace'.
 

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