Author Topic: The golden rule of being in a tent.  (Read 4159 times)

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Re: The golden rule of being in a tent.
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2019, 10:26:53 pm »
Pitch next to lovely Germans - they'll be equipped with everything you might conceivably need and have forgotten. Including a fire extinguisher. Don't ask  :facepalm:

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Re: The golden rule of being in a tent.
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2019, 10:32:29 pm »
Pitch next to lovely Germans - they'll be equipped with everything you might conceivably need and have forgotten. Including a fire extinguisher. Don't ask  :facepalm:

Yeah, but then you have to see them exercising in their tiny trunks outside your tent before you've managed your first coffee in the morning.
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Re: The golden rule of being in a tent.
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2019, 08:14:28 am »
Particularly for wild camping. The presence of any one piece of equipment is inversely proportional to its necessity.

Or, if you need it for a successful trip it won't be there; if you don't, it will be deadweight in your rucsack.

And on the subject of deadweight, if you find yourself with an enthusiastic leader who sets a blistering pace it's always a good idea to put a sizeable rock in their pack at the earliest opportunity. It's also a good idea not to be around when they find it.
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