AnswerID: 249464 Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007 at 14:35
Member - Duncs
Many years ago I convinced the wife to part with $1200 to purchase a good quality tent for the family to camp in.
Whe spotted the Stockman/Jackaroo
range in KMart and made my life difficult for a few weeks over what I had spent.
Anyway the long weekend came around and we are camped in the CP at Pt Stephens. Having established camp SWMBO takes the young
daughter to the amenities and spots a guy with a brand new Stockman tent. He is pulling it out of the box and setting it up. Looks like he's done a good job. Anyway the next arvo the southerly buster comes through along with some pretty heavy rain. When it eases off we all make a dash for the dunny. We go right past where the stockman tent is. The awning is full of water and it is pulling the tent over forwards, the wife is screaming her lungs out at poor old dad and the kids are just screaming. Everyone is wet cold and frightened.
I was busting so I figured a quick visit and I'll give him a hand to tidy things up. I wasn't quick enough. When I came out the tent had fallen down, bent poles and soggy gear all over the place. I offer to help. The poor guy just looks at me and says thanks mate but it's OK, were going home.
I don't know for sure but I reckon they never went camping again. My wife on the other hand says thanks for buying a good tent. Since then we have progressed from CP's to the occasional night bush camping. She is now at the point where she wants a CP about every 10 to 15 days just to get the washing done.
Do yourself a favour, buy a decent tent.
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FollowupID: 510417 Submitted:
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007 at 14:42
Kev M (NSW) posted:
I have a Freedom Family Tourer, but some people cant afford a high quality tent hence my post.
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