Video: How To Put Your Tent Up – or not!

Video: How To Put Your Tent Up – or not!

Haha – A Tent Erection Competition – Father versus Son and Modern Airbeam versus Traditional Pole Tent was a fun way to start our recent camping trip – Well it made me laugh anyway watching hubby hard at work with a little help from our granddaughters and some ‘backseat driver’ guidance from me but not a ‘helping hand’ in sight – oops – should I be feeling a bit guilty?

This was the ‘maiden voyage’ for our new Vango Edoras 500 XL Airbeam tent (apart from one initial try out in the garden…).

Who do you think won the ‘Erection’ Competition?– watch the video to the end and all will be revealed.. Don’t give up – it speeds up half way through!





  1. August 28, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    LOL! another hit. Fun is your middle name. 🙂

    • August 29, 2016 / 12:02 am

      Haha – what would life be like if we couldn’t laugh…!
      Although………..I’m not sure my hubby was laughing too much at the lack of assistance!! hehe x

  2. August 25, 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Wendy you are an absolute sport!! Too much energy in you😄

    • August 25, 2016 / 4:02 pm

      Well I really can’t take credit for ‘energy’ as I just sat with my camera laughing at the rest of the family – and particularly my hubby who had to pretty well pitch the tent by himself! hehe x

        • August 25, 2016 / 4:16 pm

          Thanks Sumith – it was a bit long really but couldn’t work out how to speed up bits of the first half – technology – one day I’ll master it! x

  3. August 25, 2016 / 6:48 am

    Okay, this post brought me back to my childhood. I’m about to go camping for my family reunion. Making me rethink the whole bring my tent – rent a pop up tent option. So happy I came across your blog – Ellie.

    • August 25, 2016 / 8:15 am

      Great to meet you Ellie and I hope you have a fabulous family reunion which sounds lovely! Thanks so much for following my blog and I’ll be popping across for a visit to yours shortly! xx

  4. August 24, 2016 / 1:52 am

    Don/t worry everything will be absolutely rubbish LOLOLOL The Airbeam came in with a late burst of energy , phew! Olympic material that is

    • August 24, 2016 / 6:42 am

      hahaha! You’re right it did and to be fair it would have been a bit quicker if I’d not been sat filming proceedings and actually helped – hehe!! I had a very amusing 20 mins watching (and advising of course)… I’m ‘absolutely rubbish’ too I think – haha!!

    • August 24, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Just thinking about the ‘Don’t worry everything will be absolutely rubbish” quote – it’s inspiring me for a post on not building expectations therefore avoiding disappointment! haha…

      • August 24, 2016 / 1:22 pm

        Yes I loved that > The tents look awesome btw > tres jealous though will be putting my own up next week 🙂 yeeey

        • August 24, 2016 / 1:41 pm

          The Airbeam is new – it was fabulous – apart from the last night when we had gale force winds – the noise of the tent was pretty horrific!! Yikes… Although as always my granddaughter managed to put a smile on my face when she woke up next to me in the night and said: “Nanny – I quite like this wind – it’s like the tents burping” haha!! (the loudest burp I’ve ever heard…) Hope you have a fabulous camping trip! x

          • August 24, 2016 / 3:06 pm

            Its going to be awesome > 10,000 miles across China by myself. Will be doing YouTube posts so watch this space mate

          • August 24, 2016 / 3:09 pm

            Wowzy – that sounds AMAZING!!! It puts my little 10 day trip to Anglesey into perspective… hehe… I will certainly be watching out for your YouTube posts… Golly you really will be ‘the lonely author’ on this trip! Take care xx

          • August 24, 2016 / 3:12 pm

            Cheers Wendy > I’m all over the place at the moment WAAAAAAAAA > off next week WAAAAAAAA

          • August 24, 2016 / 3:14 pm

            Yikes – scary stuff and Woo Hoo – Exciting at the same time!! Very Best of luck my friend! x

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