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[–] crazy_eyes 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Not to mention the other campers can watch you have sex

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[–] NeedleStack 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

the tent only works so long as you can keep it connected to the (included) pump. You’re going to have to keep that extension cord handy if you want to get far from the house, or even a generator if you’re feeling really adventurous.

boo

the tent costs 2000 dollars.

grr

Oh well.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Let's go camping and listen to our pump all night instead of the creek.

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[–] Pomerane 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I remember doing something like this one year where we were using choice of black or clear garbage bags and a box fan. first few classes we spent on blueprinting with graph paper. After that it was getting the parts together before assembling them. A little tackier than this but honestly not by much. God I enjoyed doing the whole thing. As far as practicality is concerned though... just no. Even just giving the benefit of the doubt that the fan is reasonably quiet so you can actually enjoy the ambience of the crickets, streams, owls etc. on a balmy night when having such a fan might be nice: 1) How long before it discolors and goes opaque? Even glass loses its transparent properties over time. Plastic and PVC get cloudy so much quicker than glass. 2) You're gonna need a constant reliable source of drawing in power to a battery that the pump will use during the night. Preferably one of the renewable energy resources, otherwise it would defeat the point of a quiet fan and you probably wouldn't be able to sleep until the agony of your eyes getting heavy and sore outdoes the tractor driving sound of a generator with the again assumedly quiet whirring sound blowing into the inflatable tent. Getting the sufficient amount of power from the quiet renewable sources becomes increasingly more unpredictable if you don't plan on staying in one place while camping assuming weather conditions are optimal at all for whatever source of power generation. Personally I don't have much against gas generators during the day when cooking or just for hot water, but I'd rather go to hell than to have to sleep listening to it. 3) I feel like for $2000 you are paying to have a brand label because I feel like this is something that could in total and with much extravagance get to around $100 saving you around $1900 to get creative on tent interior design, some filet mignon, brisket, or ribs for the super family reunion with each of the newly married childrens' extended families and your own, and enough gas and food money to get to the other corner of the continent and back while still holding a good amount of pocket change. These were all taking the assumption of fair weather and the quality of materials as being stellar which it has to fall at least a little short of in a few ways to be realistic. There are so many better ways to spend your $2000 than this.

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[–] justaprivatereader 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The sun, it burns. On the other hand, all that sun may drive out the condensation.

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[–] klobos 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It isn't camping if you need electricity. Or if you need to shield yourself from nature.

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[–] Owigotprcd 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I hate your comment. As someone who has a passion for hiking, kayaking, spending days in the wilderness with everything I need on my back and only drinking water from natural sources, I can say you are dead wrong. Camping is a fluid word that means different things to different people. While I personally would never take my young child on a journey to the back country for a week, to her staying at the local state park in an RV is camping. Some would say, the fact that I cary a water filter, a hammock, and a wool blanket, means I'm not really camping. If these arbitrary rules for what is and is not camping based on what ever luxury people bring with them died to-fucking-morrow it would be too late.

I think this machismo ball scratching that defines what is and isn't camping that happens every time someone mentions that they went camping but stayed in a cabin only serves to dissuade people from getting out and enjoying nature. Stop it.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree with you. We "camp" on a 30' sailboat throughout the summer. It has shore power and battery power which gives us fridge/freezer, hot water, TV, lights, and outlets for w/e you wish to plug in. Sure it's a hell of a lot different then the primitive tent camping I do, but I still think of it as camping in an odd sort of way.

There is certainly something to be said for sailing up to a distant dock, plugging in and having all types of amenities.

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[–] wild_injun 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The catch-line bothers. "Sleeping under the stars in a snow storm". Nothing special about it. A) Can't really see the stars B) many people have and will continue to winter bivy.

Glamping, thats all nothing less.

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[–] Owigotprcd 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This seems beyond miserable. There doesn't appear to be any shade. It looks hot and muggy as shit. However, the voyeurist side of me thinks this would be a lot of fun.