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Taking Down the Tent Was Trouble

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EVEN OLDER CURMUDGEOM
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Re: Popin' Fresh
EVEN OLDER CURMUDGEOM   6/4/2014 7:29:36 PM
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 That goes double for sleeping bags. My latest one won't evan go into a bag twice the size of the duffle type bag it came out of. They must pack these things under vacuum or something. either that or machine packed. Whichever it is stil not fairon us consum. The original bag han;t been wasted as we keep tent pegs in.

dbues
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dbues   10/28/2013 12:29:33 PM
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I sympathise with the difficulty of getting the Popin' Fresh back in the package.  I have ANOTHER such item in my house:  a child's waterslide.

This device comes out of the bag when you first buy it and there is NO WAY to ever get it back in.  Even the cardboard box seems to shrink with each successive use.

Additionally, there is no way to ever get it dry, so mildew tends to deteriorate the fabric after a couple years.  

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   10/23/2013 6:11:04 PM
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I haven't bought a tent yet that didn't need some 'reinforcing' with duct tape or weatherproofing. Packing them away is often a nightmare even with the included instructions. Solution: get a hammock with a canopy.

Niel
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Re: Popin' Fresh
Niel   9/27/2013 5:21:49 AM
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We bought a quick-pitch tent a while back, these are a work of art to fold and store http://www.yeomansoutdoors.co.uk/camping.aspx/tents/2-4-man-tents/lime/gelert/quick-pitch-dlx-3-tentone-size/53012312000

The American made photo-hide I've got is almost as bad!

dgreig
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Re: Popin' Fresh
dgreig   9/26/2013 6:21:01 PM
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The most amusing tent which I have seen, Verdon Gorge, Provence, Frogyland, was a UK designed Gortex dome tent from a company called Wild Country.
Circa £350 in those days, a lot of dosh.
Possibly September about 3 decades ago. Goretex works on the principle of energy driven osmosis/diffusion, so a waterproof jacket has the body heat and offloaded the sweat.
Trouble was the La Palud Municipal campsite was prone to overnight gorge mist and when the sun came up - Goretex in reverse, the poor English woke up when they were wet, every morning for about a week.

Scojo fae Scotyland - well the soggy English made jokes about my accent, I prefer UK indigenous resident!

 

Larry M
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Re: Duffle Bag / Sealed Seams
Larry M   9/18/2013 3:34:26 PM
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I just re-sealed the seams on my ~25 year old dome tent using Seam Sealer that I got from REI. It worked very well and is very rugged. It cost about $7 per tube and I needed a little more than two tubes. The tubes come with a brush that screws on in place of the cap. Squeeze lightly as you brush. I did all the seams in well under an hour.

Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   9/10/2013 7:34:50 AM
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Rob, I just remember them being really hot, really smelly, and really heavy. And kids today complain about the new ones...lol They don't know how good they have it.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   9/9/2013 8:20:04 PM
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Yes, the canvass tents were a riot, Cadman-LT. They had the weird quality that when it was raining on the tent and you were on the inside, if you touched the side of the tent, the water would begin to enter where you touched.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Popin' Fresh
Rob Spiegel   9/9/2013 8:17:27 PM
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William K,  when I grew up in Michigan and tents were canvass, they certainly couldn't be put away damp. Now that I'm in New Mexico and tents are made of material that sheds water, everything has changed.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: Popin' Fresh
Rob Spiegel   9/9/2013 9:47:52 AM
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You are quite correct about that Tekochip. I many cases, the bottled water that is getting shipped is just some other location's tap water.

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