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jerem0621

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Posted: 05/05/14 01:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking forward to some camping this year. We are going to have to do some tent camping.

We have a family of four. Our two DS will be 13 and 10 this summer. We have a 6 man tent currently. I was thinking about buying a massive family tent. Then the thought hit me... What about a separate 4 man tent for the Boys. Set up right next to ours. That would give us all some space and extra gear storage.

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Good Idea.

When we were their ages my parents got tired of the way we slept (I guess a lot of moving around) so they moved us out of the travel trailer and into the camper shell on the truck. It gave us all a little extra space.

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Oh, YEAH!

Kids love to have their own tents.

One of my Mama's tricks:
Hang a bell on their tent flap just in case they think they can sneak out for a little Nighttime Adventuring.
(Not that I think your kids aren't perfect little angels just like we were when we were kids... )


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The parents did that to me when I was a wee lad. Best time ever.





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We had tents for our kids..girls tent, boys tent, even when we got the MH (unless the weather was really horrible then they were inside)
Gives the kids some privacy and you, they can giggle all night if they want and I never had to worry about dirty clothes etc. their tent their problem...they even had to clean their site and pack up properly too. They loved it and do the same now with their kiddo's.

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Posted: 05/05/14 05:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea. They are Boy Scout age, should be learning the tenting and camping skills expected of that age group.


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Posted: 05/05/14 05:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea.


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And easier for you to find campsites that will fit 2 smaller tents than one huge one. Smaller tents are also much easier to set up, more wind/weather resistant.
loosen those apron strings a bit. Your young sters will love you even more for it. ( Spouse too!)

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McMansion tents cost $1000+, so folks settle for less and wind up with junkers that hoist too much fabric for their pole designs. Result: torn fabric, broken poles, less choices on where to pitch vs. the site dimensions, leaky floors and windows due to outdated designs, etc. Ebay is your best friend for new-with-tags tents at 60% off from top-shelf brands like A16, REI, EMS, NorthFace, Mountain HardWear, Big Agnes, Sierra Designs, and Marmot. Two smaller tents beat out one big one for so, so many reasons.

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Posted: 05/06/14 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Be aware that some campgrounds limit the number of "camping units" to two per site.

Your unit and one tent will hit the limit.

Some will enforce the rule, some will not.

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