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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:24 pm 
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My dream tent would be an Oz tent ... they are heavy I believe and big when packed.

We did a really fun trip to KNP in a R299 Game tent ... a tiny dome one.

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:29 am 
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I have 2 rather spacious nylon tents. One bought on a special. Can't resest that red marked down sign.

As much as I have enjoyed the space, they are not too comfy in the wind. Were it not that I often travel alone and need something I can pitch with little help, I would keep a sturdier canvas tent in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
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@DB: The Oz tents are very easy to put up.( only 30 sec) 8)

@MM: Think I'll be looking for a canvas tent. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
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As with everything, if you buy the cheapest thing, then it will let you down, the moment you need it the most. A canvas tent will not cost you an arm and a leg (arm only :wink: ).

Generally I agree with you but I've survived a few bad thunderstorms (with wind) in 'cheap' CampMaster nylon tents. Even in my pop-up.

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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
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Think it will be the 3X3 canvas dome tent. :D :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Help needed to buy a tent. We want to visit Marakele.
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We have been to Marakele in a cheapie, Gamestore special, and it was great. :thumbs_up:


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