Sunday 20 February 2011

Tent Failure

Anyone who knows me will know that I have got a bit outdoorsy over recent times in an effort to stay fit. I think the pictures on the blog support that. One thing that has been playing on my mind is camping. It is something I have been curious about but never done. I have been invited along to a couple of trips to give it a go. I never had the right kit and usually had other stuff on so had to decline each time. That has all changed though. While on our daily lunchtime trek down Sauchiehall Street, me and Mac stumbled into Millets and walked out, each being a tent richer. I was thinking of the possibility of getting a tent maybe come festival season when there is a plentiful supply of them kicking about, but being one for a bargain, that day came early. I was now the pround owner of a Eurohike Backpacker tent for the bargain sum of £20 (saving £40 on the retail).

I have never tried to put a tent up and I wouldn't know where to start. With this in mind, I have left it sitting, waiting for a relatively nice day to set it up. Last weekend was chucking it down but today was the day. The ground looked alright and it was nice out. With my plot of land sorted (my garden), it was time to construct my summer house.

Remember when I said it was a nice day? I lied, it was very windy and even more so when you don't know what your doing and bits are flying to other gardens.

It was quite good though after the first pole was through as it let me gauge an idea to the size of it.

After getting the basic shape (pre guy ropes), I decided to call it a day and wait for it to die down. I know what you are gonna say, it'll be wet and windy when you use it. I know that, but I want to have the experience of building it first time round so I have a clue how to do it when the conditions are a bit adverse.

As usual, you can check out more photos with some comedy captions at the Picasa Web Album.

2011-02-20 - Tent Failure

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