Pictures of your camp sites

OK so this is your home away from home right. So lets share a few of these tips and (secrets) of a great camping site.

Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby knoath » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:49 am

Looks like a great set up Josh.
Can you tell me why you don't want the tarp in contact with the tent?

We have just put a heap of camping gear on lay-by for Christmas and looking at your tarp, I think I should have bought a bigger one!
It's almost the size of the tent, looks like I should have bought the next size up. :?

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby Woodsy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:53 am

To let air circulate under it to help keep the tarp cool.. and also if i had the tarp on the tent itself any condensation that got in between the tent and the tarp would come through...
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:27 pm

All that Josh says is true Dick...it keeps the heat off the tent roof in summer and the cold off in winter and yes definitely larger than your tent. It will then give you an area under which to sit under as well.

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby Derek Bullock » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 pm

Setup at Dundaburra Campground on Fraser Island a couple of weeks ago

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby Woodsy » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:10 pm

Now THATS a setup
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby Poly2 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:47 am

Wow............... you all make my simple swag, gas stove and ice box look pretty under gunned :lol:
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby TBF » Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:18 am

Poly2 wrote:Wow............... you all make my simple swag, gas stove and ice box look pretty under gunned :lol:


That may be so...but it doesn't take half as long to set up or break down.
oesn't take up much space in the vehicle either.

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby knoath » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:27 pm

Just picked up our Xmas lay-by!
New tent, Ice Box, a couple of stretchers for the kids, some tarps and poles. Santa's bringing new camp chairs for the boys and some camping toys (frisbees... new DSlites... you need something just in case, :roll: kids today!)
Grabbed a couple of doggy pressies too, they both have new collars and new wire runs (what are they called?) so they don't wander off. It'll be their first time camping and I don't know what to expect.

Will grab some pics of the set up and post after New Years.

Have a great Xmas everyone!

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby CampGrrlz » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:58 pm

knoath wrote:... new wire runs (what are they called?)

If you're thinking of a wire between two posts with a chain on a ring with the dog able to move along the length of the wire ... then we used to call it a 'trace' which doesn't describe anything but that's the name we used. Or if it's a wall of wire fences in a square/rectangle with a kennel then I know this as a 'run' or 'dog run'.

Have a great holiday season with all that new gear! :grin:

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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:15 pm

I would call it either a 'run' or 'cable' but either way Dick I am sure those of us with dogs know exactly what you mean and those without will have a pretty good guess.

Sounds like you have it all sorted and ready to go....good for you.

Have a great camp....cheers GL
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby knoath » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:38 am

Thank you ladies!
The ones I picked up were actually like a giant corkscrew... you screw it in to the ground, there's a swivelling ring with a spring on it that you attatch the lead to. It comes with a 4.5m long plastic coated stainless cable with a clip either end to clip onto the dog's collar and the corkscrew thing.
Confused? Good, I am!

Merry Xmas all, happy camping.
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:36 am

I know the one you are referring to Dick....am also interested to see what you think of it upon your return.

BTW....I don't think you'll find it is SS cable, just looks like it.

Either way I am sure you and the family and pooch will have a great time camping together.

Happy Holidays Dick......
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby dea » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:42 pm

Derek wrote:Setup at Dundaburra Campground on Fraser Island a couple of weeks ago

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that is the same set up as ours lol pretty much ..... except ours is blue ....
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby itchyvet » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:52 pm

WOW ! :P What else can I say to these posts. Excellent stuff, and our friends in the U.S. STOP posting your stuff, getting mighty jealous here, Gawd, I wish we had such water ways and greenery here.
I notice too, you do a lot of backpacking/hiking and canoeing, interesting, as I do similar as well but nothing as scenic as you people have ovver there.
Here's a pic of our set up, I try to ensure we are always near a water source, helps with showers and washing up, not to mention the ambiance of such places.
The CT is a CUB SPACEMATIC, and fitted out with 12 volt power system via deep cycle battery kept charged via 60 watt Unisolar solar panel, sink supplied via 12 volt pressure pump, frdige 3 way 12 volt/240volt/lpg. has queensize bed with inner spring mattress, hard marine ply floors.
Most times we are totaly self sufficient with hot showers and porta potti, camp ovens ect, ect.
Lastly,check out the dinner, who said you have to rouhg it when camping ? :***
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Re: Pictures of your camp sites

Postby doakley » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:21 am

Here is our new set up...
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This was taken in July at Boreen Point. Great place, however, they do not allow dogs so may not get there very often.

We do have walls now for the annex so are totally set up and we love it!

We managed to sell our tent (Black Wolf turbo twin 300) for not much less than we bought it for :+ .

Merry Xmas everyone!
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