tents

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozbikedude, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    +1. A mistake only made once.

    That's a big call there Potski. A bit of damp ground and you might have 250+ kilos dropping onto your cranium as you sleep (and never wake up....).

    What is a "hydraulic" tent, duck-person?
  2. GTinAus

    GTinAus nutsplitter

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    OK... 3 second popup, now tell us how long it took you to fold it up the first time you opened it.
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  3. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    This one.........https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0...-9b29-ae41a32a40a9_1024x1024.jpg?v=1532220227

    ....and they make 'em in fast flash bright orange.:happay
    .....but I ordered a cheap blue one.:-)
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  4. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Hi GodSilla, Yeah, can't believe the this guy on his promo vid won't back down and admit that it's obvious that the bike needs to be facing the opposite way from the tent in case it falls, instead rambles on condoning it and saying he has a larger stand base... Thought if I mentioned it it could potentially save an injury or a life. His rebuffing comments to me are unbelievable. He may take it more seriously if others chimed in btw.

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  5. wassie

    wassie Life is too short for traffic.

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  6. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    No point trying to educate those who believe they have nothing to learn. Darwinian selection at work.

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  7. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Wow. I just watched that goose. He's made a pretty basic outer tarp for a swag roll with a pocket for some poles. Big deal eh. But camping like that with the bike you'd really have to be a goose, fair dinkum.

    You can buy his swag-in-a-tarp for a mere $526.26c Australian currently, and then add the UK to Australia postage for the over-10kg package. Whoopee.

    I like that popup jigger there duckling.
  8. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    It will be at the TTT.
  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    It's a pity I won't be. WifeSilla is elsewhere that weekend, so I get to dog-sit. Bloody.

    Are you going to Dargo?
  10. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Nah mate,not Dargo.Intendin' to go Far Cairn in mid Sept.
  11. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    Hi Bigem ,i remember buying a fairly good bivvy for a big trip , i simply grew to hate it and tossed it out in broken hill for a Kmart 30 bucker tent. The following nite it pissed down for 3 solid hours , mates bike fell over and that little Kmart special leaked like a bloody farm shed roof. It felt like i was playing a game of twister at the wee hours, shifting shit around before finally succumbing to ... your just gonna be wet and cold ! Be interested to see how the Aldis stack up in similar conditions.
    Ive still got a single North face which is about 25 years old, its solid but a bit on the small side for 2. Got a new one about 3 years ago, huge in comparison, light and easy to erect, but it suffers a bit in strong winds. Its a Marmot force 3p. Its going well but it should for 700 odd dollars.:waysad fullsizeoutput_14f9.jpeg
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  12. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Quote from video "Motorcycle camping is a summer pursuit" :rofl

    Don't take yer tent out in the rain mate. It will get wet :1drinkNice name that 'Goose', and nicely put on the outside to advise others of the owners gullibility.

    I have~5 tents to chose from.... (American, NZ and Scottish designs, probably all made in Asia) and a similar number of sleeping bags.
    Would not take that canvas thing for any one of the tents nor sleeping bags .. even the cheapest one. I simply would not use that canvas thing.
  13. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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  14. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    WOW a Aussie dome swag never seen one of those before.
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  15. mr bones

    mr bones Been here awhile

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    Anyone got any experience with the brand DENALI?
    I'm in the market for a new tent and looking at the Vortex 2 or 3.
    Cheers
  16. Jabba600

    Jabba600 WA Adventurer

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  17. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    I have one of there backpacks.. 32 litre. It is ok for a cheap pack.
    I have a more expensive backpack 54 litre that weight about half and fits better .. but it is more $$.

    The Denali backpack has thicker materials .. so more robust. You may find the tents the same - little more weight, less $ and probably pack to a slightly larger size then something more expensive.

    The naturehike stuff should be ok, I have one of there air pillows.
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  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Doesn’t look too bad to me.

    The way it is sitting it looks as if the bike would only just fall inside the side of the swag. That would give you a pretty good chance of being missed by the falling bike. He could have the bike a tad further out which would potentially miss the swag altogether. Yes an increased side stand footprint can decrease substantially even prevent altogether the bike from tipping over. I’ve used foot plates before.

    People will criticise regardless of whether someone has gone to the lengths to secure the setup to prevent a failure or just a plain unsafe setup. This is why he is adamant to defend/confident in his setup. Good on him.
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  19. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    That's all very well Al, but where is the wheelchair access?
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  20. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Nah mate, all covered. I’d do the BBTT tent dive. :pynd
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