REI Kingdom 4

10:08 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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Hi All,

i am new to the forum and just about getting back into camping, its getting on for 20 years since i camped out regularly.

anyway, i live in florida and i am looking for a tent for car camping, will primarly be myself and 3 year old daughter, since my wife is definately not the camping type.

i have been researching tents for a couple of weeks now and reading reviews etc and the shortlist is getting pretty short with the REI Kingdom 4 at the top of the list.

my primary question being, how easy is thing to set up on your own?

 

thanks in advance

 

Mike

10:16 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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If its a REI tent, go to their website and ask them, I am sure they can tell you. They are a excellent choice for gear, plus by buying it and anything else from them, next spring you'll get 10% of your purchase price back as a dividend that can be used for minor purchases or towards next years purchases.

A couple years ago I spent over a thousand dollars with them and recieved a 155 dollar dividend back. Oh, I forgot you have to join REI to get it the dividend back, but its a lifetime membership. I have been a member since 1978. I think its about $20 to join.

So yeah, contact [url=http://www.REI.com]www.REI.com and ask thier gear specialists what you are looking for and they will be very helpful.

10:17 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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thanks

10:20 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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there is another question i guess i should ask, since i have little doubt on my first foray back into camping i will most likely think "i wish i had brought one of those......."

has anyone ever put together an essential kit list for camping, tent being obvious on the list.

10:37 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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Welcome to Trailspace

I think what you are looking for in a essential kit list would differ greatly form person to person and area

10:57 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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Welcome to Trailspace

I think what you are looking for in a essential kit list would differ greatly form person to person and area

i have little doubt of that.

but any thoughts would be appreciated.

11:46 a.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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michlong what is your email I have a basic gear list I have given some people that I can email you.

1:37 p.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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Sounds like you're looking for a gear packing list. There are lots out there. I know at one time Backpacker had them online for different types of trips: 3-season hiking, winter, etc...

It's something we should add to Trailspace too, though, as Mike says, it's such a personal question with so much room for variance, it can be hard to pin down. I just looked for a copy of a general list on my computer, but couldn't locate it (Google will undoubtedly turn up tons for you).

Now, we have our own family packing list, with specifics, including kid stuff. I'd post it, but it's embarrassingly long and disorganized at the moment. Maybe I'll start a thread asking others to share theirs.

2:38 p.m. on August 6, 2009 (EDT)
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I posted a basic gear list in the new topic Alicia started

http://www.trailspace.com/forums/backcountry/topics/59013.html#59018

7:01 p.m. on August 9, 2009 (EDT)
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I have seen the REI Kindom in the stores and it looks like it should be an easy setup for one person. I have the Hobitat 6 and I can set that up in less than 10 minutes solo.

7:03 p.m. on August 9, 2009 (EDT)
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I have seen the REI Kindom in the stores and it looks like it should be an easy setup for one person. I have the Hobitat 6 and I can set that up in less than 10 minutes solo.

8:54 p.m. on August 9, 2009 (EDT)
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I have seen the REI Kindom in the stores and it looks like it should be an easy setup for one person. I have the Hobitat 6 and I can set that up in less than 10 minutes solo.

thanks good to know

8:21 p.m. on August 10, 2009 (EDT)
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Looks like a nice tent. Its freestanding which is the only way I go. Has a full rainfly. Be sure to get a footprint to keep the floor dry (and your sleeping pad and bags). A thermarest sleep pad is an awesome thing for sleeping comfort.

 

Also a good flashlight (or headlamp), a lantern (battery powered or gas) and a gas stove. Some camping utensils such as fork/spoon/knife/steel cup. Folding chairs. Mosquito repellant. Sunscreen. Those are just a few things that come to mind for car camping.

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