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Car or tent for getting jiggy festival style? [With poll]

By johnboy - 28 February 2012 17

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The first thing to say about Corinbank 2012 is bring your gumboots.

That’s the inside word from guys working on the site.

Bunnings still had a nice range of sizes this morning when I stopped in, with a choice of steelcap and non-steelcap.

But on the subject of preparedness, a question.

If you’re lucky enough for festival romance to be blooming; where to retire for an intimate moment? Car or tent?

A car provides a tonne of steel and glass protection as well as dryness and some comfortable surfaces. But it has the drawback that someone could, in theory, shine a torch through a fogged up window.

A tent on the other hand is a kilo of gossamer, scant microns thick, but it creates an illusion of privacy.

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Car or tent for getting jiggy festival style? [With poll]
chewy14 8:49 pm 28 Feb 12

damien haas said :

Can i take a teepee ? I’ll even bring a small pool to float it in.

I think the pool will already be provided by nature if the weather prediction is on the money.

damien haas 6:48 pm 28 Feb 12

Can i take a teepee ? I’ll even bring a small pool to float it in.

Thumper 5:48 pm 28 Feb 12

johnboy said :

True thumper, my own car you’d think would be a better bet but I was asking on behalf of all readers 😉

And I was informed the other day that even with a double mattress in the back of the car a tent would still be a better bet.

Ah, in that case, lend your car to someone who needs it 🙂

johnboy 5:45 pm 28 Feb 12

True thumper, my own car you’d think would be a better bet but I was asking on behalf of all readers 😉

And I was informed the other day that even with a double mattress in the back of the car a tent would still be a better bet.

Thumper 5:38 pm 28 Feb 12

Having said that, don’t you have a whopping big Falcon wagon JB?

In that case, get some black contact or black cardboard and cover up the back windows, including the rear doors. Put down rear seat. Put pillows and mattress in back.

You now have a panel van.

Thumper 5:36 pm 28 Feb 12

Panel Van, only way to go…

pink little birdie 5:12 pm 28 Feb 12

I know of a group of people who take a special tent for getting jiggy with each other. They sleep in multiple tents but then they have a seperate jiggy tent. There is sometimes a line to use the jiggy tent.

I do not use said tent.

My tent is awesome, My sleeping mats are awesome. So Tent (but my own tent with nobody other than my boyfriend and I in it)

Also people getting jiggy in other peoples tents is bad. people getting jiggy while sharing a tent with other people (other people being woken up by people getting jiggy) is also bad.

and I don’t think we can do more than oral in our cars. 😉

Sandman 3:26 pm 28 Feb 12

Current vehicles in this household are a Holden Panelvan , Tarago and a Hiace so that’s an easy choice to make.

Although I think I’ll stay home and just use the bedroom instead.

Disinformation 3:24 pm 28 Feb 12

This very question was addressed when my cohorts were frequenting B&S Balls in Queensland in the late 80’s. They realised after some basic experimentation that having a tent rather than a car or ute was a serious deciding factor on whether they were accompanied at the end of the nights.

So four identical three- person dome tents were procured at a not insubstantial outlay. (Cheap tents weren’t common back then as they are now) Eventually they all ended up with inflatable mattresses.

After the next B&S ball, they realised that they had to ensure that their group of tents were individualised somewhat, after an incident which would have gone down well in an Adam Sandler movie.
(Be sure that you AND your date go back into the right tents if nature calls while you’re mildly inebriated… )

After a period of years, this knowledge (and tents) were passed to the group of younger brothers who replicated the results and apparently referred to it as the “Secret of Spinster Navigation”. – Go equipped with a “sextent”

Holden Caulfield 3:08 pm 28 Feb 12

gospeedygo said :

Where is the option for a secluded glade on a picnic blanket at sunset?

Probably behind the heavy rain filled clouds emptying buckets.

p1 2:47 pm 28 Feb 12

There are several pros and cons to consider:

Size – How big is your car (hatch/wagon/van) vrs your tent;

Bedding – nice big comfy double foam mattress on flat ground vrs bumpy folded down seats;

Sound – Anyone wandering past your tent will know what is going on, while a car will muffle all but the most enthusiastic expressions of joy (squeaky suspension not withstanding);

Access – Cars tend to be dryer then tents, *until* you need to get in and out a lot while it is actually raining. Opening doors, putting on and off gumboots, etc can all be better done in a good tent; and

Location – don’t actually know the arrangement at Corin Bank, but does sleeping (or staying awake 😉 ) in your car mean having to walk out to where ever they made you leave your car?

poetix 2:35 pm 28 Feb 12

Those gumboots are immaculate.

Chop71 12:43 pm 28 Feb 12

I don’t fit in cars

Watson 12:43 pm 28 Feb 12

Groan, I hate mud! But I have a fantastic tent that will keep me dry and fits a double air mattress – complete with wool underlay. Though I will only be sharing it with my daughter on this occasion.

And I will go buy us some gum boots! And maybe some of those ridiculous rain ponchos. And I always take a beach chair anyway.

gospeedygo 12:27 pm 28 Feb 12

Where is the option for a secluded glade on a picnic blanket at sunset?

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