Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby phunk on Sun 2/Nov/14 8:37pm

dwgknz wrote:
el_booto wrote:If I had the luxury of a trailer to take camping, I'd have one of my uncles native American tipi's
http://www.tasmancanvas.co.nz/tent-makers.php?pid=77


I like those, do camping grounds have a height restriction though??

Years ago friends of my parents had bunk bed stretchers for the kids, I'd love to locate some nowadays would save a lot of space eliminating even one bed.

Ive seen bunks in Kathmandu last season.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Scotty on Sun 2/Nov/14 9:09pm

dwgknz wrote:
el_booto wrote:If I had the luxury of a trailer to take camping, I'd have one of my uncles native American tipi's
http://www.tasmancanvas.co.nz/tent-makers.php?pid=77


I like those, do camping grounds have a height restriction though??

Years ago friends of my parents had bunk bed stretchers for the kids, I'd love to locate some nowadays would save a lot of space eliminating even one bed.

Hah! Just scored some of the oldies today from the parent's bach/crib they're selling.

hence my desire for a tent. :paranoid:
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Slim on Sun 2/Nov/14 9:16pm

Get a sweet hippie tent :lol:

Only in Nelson would there be a yurt manufacturer
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby swtchbckr on Sun 2/Nov/14 9:21pm

Scotty wrote:Hah! Just scored some of the oldies today from the parent's bach/crib they're selling.

hence my desire for a tent. :paranoid:

Shame, where's the bach/crib? Always a sad day when a family ends up selling off a bach. They're such a gem to have.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Scotty on Sun 2/Nov/14 9:27pm

Coastal Otago. Just up from the Catlins. Good spot, but not freehold, plus trying to get the three brothers to co-ordinate and manage it is like herding cats.

It is what it is. Not that stoked, but you've gotta be practical about it.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby swtchbckr on Sun 2/Nov/14 9:57pm

makes sense, ... i'm sorry for your loss.

my sensible uncle told my folks not to leave our family bach to all of us (3) kids, cos it just leads to trouble for all of us, so they announced a few years back that they're leaving it to me(yay!) - my sis lives in Melbs and my bro's never been that into the place. Its only just over an hour from here, so's pretty handy. My kids are now getting the same holidays i had growing up... :thumbsup:
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Fraser on Sun 2/Nov/14 11:53pm

Slim wrote:Get a sweet hippie tent :lol:

Only in Nelson would there be a yurt manufacturer


Nothing says smelly hippie kiwi adventure like a Bedford Housebus. Woodfire stove and knitted rugs over the beds. For sale here
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Slim on Mon 3/Nov/14 6:50am

my bro had a bus like that, with a 6.5l turbo diesel in it. hillarious to drive.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby thelivo on Mon 3/Nov/14 9:44am

mmm camping

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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby Percy Pig on Mon 3/Nov/14 12:34pm

phunk wrote:
dwgknz wrote:
el_booto wrote:If I had the luxury of a trailer to take camping, I'd have one of my uncles native American tipi's
http://www.tasmancanvas.co.nz/tent-makers.php?pid=77


I like those, do camping grounds have a height restriction though??

Years ago friends of my parents had bunk bed stretchers for the kids, I'd love to locate some nowadays would save a lot of space eliminating even one bed.

Ive seen bunks in Kathmandu last season.

They sill have them thurr bunks. :)
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby dwgknz on Mon 3/Nov/14 3:50pm

swtchbckr wrote:makes sense, ... i'm sorry for your loss.

my sensible uncle told my folks not to leave our family bach to all of us (3) kids, cos it just leads to trouble for all of us, so they announced a few years back that they're leaving it to me(yay!) - my sis lives in Melbs and my bro's never been that into the place. Its only just over an hour from here, so's pretty handy. My kids are now getting the same holidays i had growing up... :thumbsup:


Doesn't work for everyone, my father in law built a cabin with his father but after his dad died his mum left it to his brother and he (and his family) didn't get to use it. Created a lot of bad blood.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby nagem on Mon 3/Nov/14 4:07pm

Money: Tearing families apart since ages ago.
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby swtchbckr on Mon 3/Nov/14 4:34pm

dwgknz wrote:
swtchbckr wrote:makes sense, ... i'm sorry for your loss.

my sensible uncle told my folks not to leave our family bach to all of us (3) kids, cos it just leads to trouble for all of us, so they announced a few years back that they're leaving it to me(yay!) - my sis lives in Melbs and my bro's never been that into the place. Its only just over an hour from here, so's pretty handy. My kids are now getting the same holidays i had growing up... :thumbsup:


Doesn't work for everyone, my father in law built a cabin with his father but after his dad died his mum left it to his brother and he (and his family) didn't get to use it. Created a lot of bad blood.

That's a fucked up situation... what was the mum thinking of!?
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Re: Taking The Family Camping - Good Tents?

Postby dwgknz on Mon 3/Nov/14 4:52pm

Just not all kids are equal in their parents eyes. There was years of history but put a real nail in the coffin.
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