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Old Sunday 16th September 2007, 18:51   #1
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Bargain hide!

Hi,

Woolworths UK are selling very good little camo tents off at 10.
A very good sized 2 man dome, lightweight and a great hide!
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Old Wednesday 19th September 2007, 22:19   #2
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Now that's a bargain!

Thanks for the tip, Robert.
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Old Wednesday 19th September 2007, 22:44   #3
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Oh i like that!!...ten quid
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 20:13   #4
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Whoa up there guys!The wife came back from town with one of these last week.I was over the moon until I put it up.It would have been great,if you were three feet tall!The kids have got it now.Ironic really as it is a kids tent(lol).
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 21:07   #5
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It would have been great,if you were three feet tall!
Must be enough to sit in with camera on tripod, no? Hope so, after seeing this thread, sent my mother on a shoppping trip!
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 21:45   #6
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I could have one of these as a permament fixture on my local patch, great for birding in the pithing rain

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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 22:32   #7
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Here you go Mike, a "big boy" tent for you:

http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/...p?pid=50358975

Still damn' cheap at 15 - and green, according to the spec...
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 22:45   #8
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Probably better off getting one of these Ameristep blinds for around 30 from ebay as they are 6 feet high.
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 23:37   #9
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Probably better off getting one of these Ameristep blinds for around 30 from ebay as they are 6 feet high.
Now thats a hide Bob!
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Old Thursday 20th September 2007, 23:54   #10
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I could have one of these as a permament fixture on my local patch, great for birding in the pithing rain
I can see it there already Matt, though you'd need to trim some off the legs of the chair if it was to be used inside too. Thtill, if it keepth you dry from that pith thtuff then jutht the job.

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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 01:16   #11
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Now thats a hide Bob!
Meh - it's just a very long hat!

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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 09:21   #12
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Now thats a hide Bob!
Yes! and only weighs 9 lbs and goes up in literally 10secs.
Comes in different patterns for different terrains.
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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 10:20   #13
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Probably better off getting one of these Ameristep blinds for around 30 from ebay as they are 6 feet high.
With a big lens stuck out of it........a Cammo Dalek. I think this looks far to restrictive to work from properly.
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Old Friday 21st September 2007, 11:26   #14
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Probably better off getting one of these Ameristep blinds for around 30 from ebay as they are 6 feet high.
There usually around 100!
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There usually around 100!
Prices vary so much in the states,I just picked this one out because of the price,same quality.
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With a big lens stuck out of it........a Cammo Dalek. I think this looks far to restrictive to work from properly.
Hi Nigel,,its 68 inches square and 78 inches high,I'm a bit of a short **** but plenty of room for me and my digiscope setup.
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Probably the states has a far bigger market, so prices are reflected in units sold :-)

My original post was on a 10 camo tent / hide, if anyone wants a hide to stand up in then a "cheapo" tent certainly wont be good enough ;-) I have a proper hide, it weighs too much, is not very waterproof and its very small, maybe I will put it in the classified section as it cost over 100 new!
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Probably the states has a far bigger market, so prices are reflected in units sold :-)

My original post was on a 10 camo tent / hide, if anyone wants a hide to stand up in then a "cheapo" tent certainly wont be good enough ;-) I have a proper hide, it weighs too much, is not very waterproof and its very small, maybe I will put it in the classified section as it cost over 100 new!
Gosh that was a bit steep(100) considering it's not waterproof and heavy!!
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It would be if I had paid for it ;-)
A friend gave it to me, it is well made but probably an old design, the camo is UK forces DPM but as I said too heavy etc. I have seen them online at 100 and they look excatly the same being sold by a nature photography specialist site. The "cheapo" from Woolies is a lot larger, half the weight and waterproof, also easier to pitch and you could sleep in it without getting a sore neck :)
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Here's my cheap hide - one of those temporary wardrobes for bachelors! Cost me about 7quid (converting from Malaysian ringgit). Great for waders and losing weight (it's like a sauna in there under the Malaysian sun)!

I had to cut holes for my legs, since I don't naturally fit into a wardrobe, so just have to remember to put sun lotion on the ankles!
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That's excellent, and works a treat :)
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Wow, all these people lurking in camouflaged hides with cameras and binoculars. You've got to be very careful what you're up to when you're out and about.

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Wow, all these people lurking in camouflaged hides with cameras and binoculars. You've got to be very careful what you're up to when you're out and about.

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It works both ways Ron - Yesterday I had to endure a man cr#pping on the mudflats in front of me. Don't think he knew I was there - at any rate, not a pretty sight!

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It works both ways Ron - Yesterday I had to endure a man cr#pping on the mudflats in front of me. Don't think he knew I was there - at any rate, not a pretty sight!

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Yes, I suppose a shot of that is not going to go down too well in the Gallery.

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It works both ways Ron - Yesterday I had to endure a man cr#pping on the mudflats in front of me. Don't think he knew I was there - at any rate, not a pretty sight!

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GROSS!
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