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SotP Group buy – Norwegian Lavvu tents & stoves

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by MagiKelly, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    I don't have an inner tent and have never used one so can't comment on their effectiveness,
     
  2. Mr_Rimps

    Mr_Rimps Forager

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    I like a Tundra/Tinde 4 with groundsheet and stove please.

    To help make my mind up on the Tundra or Tinde could someone give me a run down on the advantages and disadvantages of ripstop polyester over cotton/polyester as used in the Lavvu Tents.

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  3. meanderer

    meanderer Member

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    Weight is the big advantage of the ripstop models.

    In speaking to the Bison guy, the canvas is stronger, spark tolerant and breathable but is twice (ish) the weight. For me, it's the 'feel' of canvas too.

    The hydrostatic head (vertical column of water) of the material is far better for ripstop but the shape of the tents will mean there's no puddling anyway. If your tent is under 4m of water I would suggest a different camping spot....

    Unless you need to carry your tent some distance, the general advice is go for canvas.

    Other comments welcome, PLEASE! I started a thread on this very subject over on SotP prior to deciding (foolishly) to set up a group buy - Me?, I'm going to get a canvas Lavvu!

    Let me know and I'll add you to the 'interested' list - no commitments at this stage.

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  4. Mr_Rimps

    Mr_Rimps Forager

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    Thanks Jon, very helpful.

    Please put me down for the canvas one, 1x Tundra 4 with groundsheet and stove.
    Cheers
    Andy
     
  5. ggfh666

    ggfh666 Forager

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    I'm interested in the 4 person, probably Tinde + floor.
    But only if Belgium is an option of course.
     
  6. billycan

    billycan Forager

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    Hi Jon,
    Could you put me on the definately interested list for a Tundra 4, not sure about the groundsheet yet, would like to know more, do you or would you use the groundsheet with the stove?

    Cheers
     
  7. mojofilter

    mojofilter Nomad

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    Very, very tempted indeed, but its a lot of money so near to christmas... :cool:

    Does anyone know if the size 8 could be put up single handed, and how long will these little stoves burn for on a fill?
     
  8. meanderer

    meanderer Member

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    One of the big costs is getting the tents accross the water to the UK. For onward shipment to Belgium you would not be far off bringing the cost back to full price - but I'm assuming that shipping would be less for a single tent if it doesn't cross the North Sea, I'll check!

    The groundsheet will get holed as it's not a fancy zipped jobbie like the Tentipi. I will be making a aluminium case for mine and have decided that the lid (or a baking tray until the lid exists) will sit under the stove as protection. I guess that fire users have to modify their groundsheets.

    All models can be put up single-handed. Three of the peg loops are connected to each other by a triangle of webbing, peg these three in first. In you go with your centre pole, up goes the middle and you have a stable structure straight away.

    Strange world observation.... Some see Christmas as a reason TO get one, others as a reason against... :dunno:

    Hope this helps.

    Jon
     
  9. Rob

    Rob Need to contact Admin...

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    Does anyone know the height of the chimney?
     
  10. meanderer

    meanderer Member

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    The standard kit is enough to clear a 3.5m high tent.

    Sections are around 300mm high (allowing for overlap) and can be ordered seperately or the whole thing can be bought together by specifying the height of the tent it's for.

    Flue sections are only £7 each.

    Hope this helps.

    Jon
     
  11. Too Much Kit To Carry

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    Hi,

    I'm really very interested in one of these tents - our family dome style tent gave up the ghost at Wilderness Gathering earlier this year and we have got to replace it.

    I have had no experience with the Lavvu tents and but we, as a family, love the whole concept.

    Could somebody please help with chosing the right size? We are a family of 3 - 2 adults and a 6 year old - SWMBLT said that she get too cramped in a tent that she cannot stand up in so height is an issue. We would obviously need to have space for 3 sleeping mats, stove and a seating/food prep/ eating area.

    I have two expeditions booked for next year but the year after i plan to take the entire summer holiday off and travel through Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denamark etc. and then back to the UK. Having something that is quick and simple to errect yet comfy enough for a prolonged camp would be great.

    Any pointers, advice, tip etc would be greatly appreciated :D

    Many thanks in advance,

    Phil and family.
     
  12. Rob

    Rob Need to contact Admin...

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    Superb. I may well be after a stove.
     
  13. CLEM

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    I am really hoping that there will be a second group lavvu buy at some point in the not too distant I tell you as right now I am too broke to take advantage of this one :eek:
     
  14. richardnhunt

    richardnhunt Tenderfoot

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    Yep, I'm in this bracket too. Quite like the idea although my better half is yet to be convinced. Thinking about using it as a family tent with one very young child. Will be all summer camping

    Any thoughs, help or experience welcomed

    Rich
     
  15. CraigM9

    CraigM9 Tenderfoot

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    John,

    I'm interested in the complete package - things just keep coming up to stop me from buying a rigid canoe eh!

    I will keep an eye on the thread for further info!

    Cheers,

    Craig.
     
  16. bilko

    bilko Settler

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    Hi Jon
    put me down for a Tundra ( canvas ) 8 man plus groundsheet and stove please.
    i would have liked the 4 but i'm thinking i'll only use it for car camping as even the tinde 4 with all my normal kit is too big for carrying on your own. After all the main attraction is the stove otherwise i would go for a hex shelter or something.

    Might as well have the extra room with the kids or just the luxury of space by myself.
    I was wondering about cooking on the stove, any thoughts?. Maybe get someone to grind out a hole on the top and fix wire mesh under the hole/lid then replace the cutout circle with a hinge. There would be some heat loss but negligable in our british climate i would think.

    Anyway, thanks for doing this, i was hesitant because it is a lot of money ( although not for this item ) but i guess one has to snatch this kind of offer whilst they can. :)
     
  17. Bigman

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    A huge thanks goes out to MagiKelly and meanderer for arranging this group buy. :You_Rock_

    My order is;

    Tundra 8 - £280

    Stove with Flue - £185

    Heavy Duty Groundsheet - £60

    And approx £20 or maybe a bit more for postage.

    All I need to know is "when" and "how" you would like the money, either cheque or paypal.
     
  18. Too Much Kit To Carry

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    Hi Big Man,

    How many people will you use the Tundra 8 to sleep please?

    Phil.
     
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    Bigman Full Member

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    Ummmmmmmm 1 or 2 but it's the amount of kit that will brought along as well plus I need space to "Party". :lmao:
     
  20. Too Much Kit To Carry

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    I'm considering this size need to sleep 2 adults and my son who is six. SHMBLT wants the extra space to be able to cook/prep food etc and it would be great to have the space just to chill out and make things bushcrafty.

    I have two expeditions planned and booked for next year but in 2008 I want to do a summers-worth of travelling through Norway, Sweden etc prolly take 9 countries and have a big comfy tent with a stove really appeals to us. I'd prefer to have too much space than too little and as this adventure requires a lot of driving the weight aspect is of no importance.

    Looks like we will buy the same as you :D

    Cheers,

    Phil.
     

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