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not camping, but using a tarp

Discussion in 'Deliberate In-Tent' started by Sgian-Dubh, Jul 30, 2020 at 4:19 PM.

  1. Sgian-Dubh

    Sgian-Dubh Subscribed Member

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    My little ones (12 and 8 )were feeling down because they can’t go in their friends houses to watch TV, play games or play station etc,

    So I built them an outdoor cinema so they could invite their pals.

    I used 3 ridge lines using old tent poles, some prusiks and guylines to hold the tarp in place

    first time using a DD 4x4 tarp, I secured the TV onto a painters bench/stool/ work platform type thing. DVD player and a speaker to boost the sound.

    Kids loved it, we did hot dogs, pop corn and cans of pop

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  2. Robbi

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    Uncoil that extension lead.
     
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  3. BorderReiver

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    What a great idea.:)
     
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    Pretty low amperage for that set up I'd have thought?
     
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    Saint-Just Moderator Staff Member

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    You are correct, risks in this case are minimal.

    However:
    - It's still a useful habit have, rather than check amperage and coil numbers.
    - It's a good opportunity to show little ones how to use an extension lead safely
     
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    I dunno, could use it as a handy bed warmer if you were planning on camping out the night.:D

    Excellent idea, I’d imagine that’s almost more fun than the real thing. First time I’ve seen the 4x4m up, it’s huge!
     
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    How cool is that ? :D

    You've made it a Summer with stuff to remember rather than one of gloom and doom :cool:
     
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    You spoil them kids.
     
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  9. Sgian-Dubh

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    I should have uncoiled that extension, your right about teaching the kids early about this stuff.

    The tarp is big (as big as my front garden is small)
    I think it would be a nightmare to put it up in the wind,

    More practise required

    It was like a magnet for kids, I'm sure there was random strangers kids, just asking why I've run out of hotdogs
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    Takes their mind off all the doom on the telly

    All in all ,it was a good laugh
     
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