Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Tentipi Enroute

I have been drooling over a Tentipi for some time. They are definitely not the cheapest tent there is, but from all the features and performance they seem to provide, they seem worth it. Besides, this is our real family hobby. Some people golf, spend big on luxury vacations......we camp. The atmosphere having a fire inside your shelter creates will well be worth it, I think, especially in not so great weather, with a family.

So, I got the notice that it shipped today. There is no place that I know of to buy them in the US, so I ordered it from ProAdventure out of the UK. I got the Varrie model, with the floor that unzips for having a fire or using a stove. We will see how long it takes to get here:)

It carried quite a hefty shipping charge, but I don't feel so bad because the shipping was still cheaper than people in the UK have to pay in VAT :) 17.5% tax is just crazy.

Since shipping charges did not go up by adding more items, I couldn't resist getting a couple of Tatonka pans. This is obviously not where I ordered them from, it was just a better picture of them. I have not been able to find these in the US either. Normally I would not be able to justify the shipping charge for such an inexpensive item, but like I said, shipping did not get more expensive. I first saw the Tatonka in use in a Ray Mears video. I like the shape a bit better than the Zebra Billycans because they are bigger around, and shorter. I also figured the shape would be a bit better for cooking things other than water. Billycans seem to concentrate the heat in a smaller area, making it easier to burn stuff. That is the theory anyway, we will see when they get here and try them out. I ordered a 1L and a 1.6L pot, with lid that doubles as a skillet.

2 Comments:

At May 4, 2008 at 12:26 PM , Blogger Saskia said...

Hi there, we are from the Netherlands, and our VAT is 19%... We're still thinking of (and drooling over) a Tentipi. I'd be really interested to hear how it fares in the woods!

 
At January 18, 2009 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Kent said...

Never mind found my answer
thanks

 

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