- Camping advice please – Decathlon pop-up tents, stoves, sleeping mats
On stoves forget the coleman – they have a habit of flaring up( and failing like mine did)
Either a primus duel fuel ( my favourite and current stove )
Or a MSR whisperlight international which I had previously great stove but a bit on/ off with no in between
They will cost around £120 but you can ebay afterwards and get most of your money back
They run on anything and are easier to live with and apart from petrol pack up into the palm of your hand, just carry a gerry can for car and stove
DONT COOK INSIDE AND GAS YOURSELVESPosted 4 years agofr0sty125Member
Duane from my experience I would go for a normal tent modern ones go up in no time and they are much more sturdy. I put my 2 man tent up in pretty much all weathers on sides of mountains in less than 5 minutes. I would forget those argos tents they look crap.
My experience with Decathlon tents has been good Pennine Way with a £70 one!
Experience with Vango tents has been great as well I would definitely recommend the Omega range my 12yo sister reckons shed can get either the Omega 350 or Omega 600 up in under 10 minutes by herself.
When it comes to stove I would get something stable with a high power output.Posted 4 years ago
Right, we were pretty close on getting a 4 man non-pop up Decathlon tent, but we are now tempted by 2 2man pop up tents, and a Decathlon tarp;
General idea is to face the tents to each other, and put the tarp between them.
Popup tents will be a lot less faff to pop up. If we are tired, wild camping, or the campsite charges per tent we can both cram into one. Tarp can be used for whatever, on the beach etc. Totals up to about the same as one Decathlon 4 man.
Any thoughts? We’re heading to Decathlon tomorrow so will see how 2 tents fit into the boot of the MX5.Posted 4 years agolastyMember
Keep it simples …
Put up 2 tents seperately
1 tent between you and take the piss/take your time/take the birra and enjoyyy .
Why put up 2 tents ?? 💡
Unless you pull …
on a serious note – I survived wit` burd for 3 weeks. Travelled down to the south of France in a tiny overheating 1972 MGB-GT, adventures galore – I kid you not (guns and polis 😕 )
Top time , no-one died, big, nay , BIG fun had and no one died.
Lighten up and just enjoy the trip !!
BTW – Sleeping bag, bottle of wine and a field … try it, you might learn a little 🙄Posted 4 years ago
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