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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Helga Geerhart » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:45 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:I've not tried using a camp bed (presumably you have one of those low ones with tensioned wire legs?) in a bivvy tent - but I'd say you will be pretty close to the canvas. Perhaps someone else has tried and can give a definitive answer?


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Word to the wise, the high camp beds that are easy to put up fit in a pup tent...... however you may not. I spent an odd weekend at Levisham two years ago in such a predicament where I couldn't move and my nose was milimeters from the canvas, oh and I could only sleep on my back. Getting onto the bed was interesting, as was getting off it. Not recommeded for anyone bigger than me, though as I found it erm "interesting" and definately not for the "claustrophobic" , oh and I wouldn't do it again :rofl:


Army cot ones that are low, such as steiner it looks is borrowing from us, fit in them fine.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby HeadShot » Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:17 pm

I've got a tan Brit post war thingy that can be borrowed too.

Technically you can fit two men into a pup tent or US shelter halves sleeping head to toe; although it can be a little 'cosy', just as Chommers and Guy.... :whistle:
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Wladek » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:20 pm

we sleep two to a US pup tent, it's not that bad really.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Helga Geerhart » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:59 pm

Shared a pup tent with che at CR OMG another thing I'd never do again :lol:
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:10 pm

Wladek wrote:we sleep two to a US pup tent, it's not that bad really.

It is if you are sharing with Old 'Un. :x
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby che » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Chomley-Warner wrote:
Wladek wrote:we sleep two to a US pup tent, it's not that bad really.

It is if you are sharing with Old 'Un. :x



he does snore like an old derv engine :rofl: not like me quite as a mouse :whistle:
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Broadsword » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:59 am

I can add another white Bell tent to the growing row. Plus some ammo crates and bits like that to sit on.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Yith » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:22 am

Awesome!
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Broadsword » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:59 pm

Just had a word with John Birchett and us new kids will be up for about 7pm on Saturday, so leave us somewhere to pitch a bell tent and get a BBQ lit. Looking forward to meeting you guys and having a beer or two.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Barrie and Anne » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:08 am

We'll be letting the side down in a modern tent, but at least it's green. We'll pitch up as far away from everyone else as possible anyway, because of the snoring.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby JD7 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:34 am

Barrie and Anne wrote: We'll pitch up as far away from everyone else as possible anyway, because of the snoring.


What - yours or Anne's? :rofl:
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby HeadShot » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:58 am

Barrie and Anne wrote:We'll be letting the side down in a modern tent, but at least it's green. We'll pitch up as far away from everyone else as possible anyway, because of the snoring.


B&A there are a number of bell tents which might have space in them, and I have a tan British pup tent you can use. Bring earplugs.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Barrie and Anne » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:26 pm

Unfortunately I have to think about things like creepy crawlies and privacy etc, i.e. considerations most chaps just don't have to worry about.

We'll pitch up out of sight of everyone else if possible or behind some bush or something. Or, if that's not going to be possible please let me know and we'll sleep in the car.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Chomley-Warner » Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:38 pm

What we will do is stuff your nylon tent inside a pup tent then, job done. :lol:
Hehe, as I said in my initial post, its really not a problem.
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Re: Camping under canvas

Postby Broadsword » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:52 pm

Are you doing Saturday night in kit ? Or just civvies and beers ?

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