Have a place to sleep, but no room for belongings!!! Advice?

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Have a place to sleep, but no room for belongings!!! Advice?

Postby evagladys » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:02 pm

I will be sleeping in an 8 person tent provided by another member of my campsite. It will be a 'cuddle tent' of sorts open to anyone else that wants to crash from our camp so there is really no room for my belongings. I was looking into getting a cheap 'toddler tent' to have nearby the will house all of my things. One that I can stake down and comes with sandbags, as well as a tarp to put underneath since it might potentially rain. Does anyone who knows what they are doing have any input/advice on this idea because I am CLUELESS when it comes to tents and shelter. If that's the worse Idea you have heard of TELL ME!

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Re: Have a place to sleep, but no room for belongings!!! Adv

Postby Canoe » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:24 pm

The idea is sound, but if just for your gear, perhaps a water-proof duffel-bag/stuff-sac (end folds over and rolls up to close), like those used for canoeing, would do the job? Stake that down in the shade of the 8-man tent.

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But, if you do get a small barely two-man tent, low to the ground to shed wind, then if you need some space or alone time, or there's drama in the 8-man tent, you can cuddle up with your gear in that tent. You can likely setup such a tent in at least partial shade of that 8-man tent.
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Postby knowmad » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:29 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:40 pm

You got a vehicle, Eva? Most people use their cars to secure their belongings.

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Postby EspressoDude » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:37 am

8 people x 8 days = 64% chance of drama
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:58 am

Huh. I would have thought that we were talking a geometric progression. Or whatever it is that you say when you raise 8 to the 8th power...
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Postby chiefdanfox » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:46 am

evagladys wrote:I will be sleeping in an 8 person tent provided by another member of my campsite. It will be a 'cuddle tent' of sorts open to anyone else ...
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I would think playing Tetris a few days in advance will sharpen your approach.

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Re: Have a place to sleep, but no room for belongings!!! Adv

Postby Sham » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:50 am

An 8 person tent sleeps 2-3 comfortably. You might consider buying a 4 person tent and storing your water containers in the 4 corners. You could even sleep in that 4 person tent if you wish---and just sneak over to the other tent to cuddle. :D

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Postby lemur » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:53 am

its true.

in the past i did an 8 person tent with 2 other people and our gear and it was comfortable, enough to move around and not feel like yer sleeping on top of eachother.


the idea of using a communal 'cuddle tent' as your main sleeping place ..sounds like a horrible one to me..

odds are youll end up with the same problem many people sharing RV's often do: itll turn in to the 'lets fuck' tent, and pretty soon .. youll be looking for some place else to sleep.
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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:20 pm

That sounds horrible.

As far as your stuff, just pack it in bins and keep it wherever you want.

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Postby ygmir » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:34 pm

imagine if someone snores............
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Postby Sham » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:40 pm

ygmir wrote:imagine if someone snores............

....or worse! :shock:

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Postby Token » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:47 pm

A closed tent is your home.

Big Tupperware or luggage flopped on the ground can be searched any time of day and night without warrant or cause.

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Postby C.f.M. » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:04 pm

TOKEN!


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Postby dragonpilot » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:20 pm

Please let us all know how this turned out in an after-Burn report.
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Postby Boijoy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:28 pm

I'd rather poke my eyes out with empty paper towel tubes then share an 8 person tent with 8 other stinky burners fucking ( or whatever ) just sayin' :|
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Postby Canoe » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:24 pm

Shambala wrote:
ygmir wrote:imagine if someone snores............

....or worse! :shock:

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Postby FIGJAM » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:37 pm

Snarters!!! :shock:
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Re: Have a place to sleep, but no room for belongings!!! Adv

Postby evagladys » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Awesome feedback thanks! Decided to get my own tent. I had visions of terrible things that I may or may not be okay with. Figured I'd at least give myself the option of having a place to get away if need be. =) See you on the playa!!!

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Postby mdmf007 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:58 pm

Nothing like getting stepped on at 0330 when the drunk campmate comes stumbling into the nest. While this sounds like a cool idea - "we all sleep together in harmony" the reality is that someone is going to fart in their sleep 45 times an hour, someone is going to need to piss every 20 minutes, and the whole tent is going to smell like a bird nest.

Buy a small tent of your own at the evil WalMart for 25 bucks - keep your stuff in it if the communal sleeping is as awesome as it sounds ont he surface, and then move in 2 seeps into a week long burn when it turns out it sucks...

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Postby knowmad » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:49 am

I had visions of terrible things that I may or may not be okay with.

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