- This topic has 2,827 voices and 7 replies.
- 27/05/2011 at 1:35 pm #105328AfterismMember
My fiance & I are planning to do the trek next year. We currently use a double dome swag whenever we go camping. Is there any reason this wouldn't be suitable on Kokoda?29/05/2011 at 3:16 am #105327peterh13Member
How heavy are they? From the look of the one I googled they have a mattress and are made of canvas. Dont forget someone has to carry the thing.02/06/2011 at 5:03 pm #105433petedowlingMember
Double dome swag sounds way too cumbersome for Kokoda. Think light or ultra light weight tent, good quality waterproofed material,well seamed. You should look for something with a weight no greater than 2.5 kg all up including fly cover and pegs.
Enjoy.09/06/2011 at 4:39 am #105443AfterismMember
Thanks guys. I was kinda thinking the same thing but hoping we could get away with it.
Off to the shops I go.10/06/2011 at 1:19 am #105450RockyMember
I had a 3 man dome, myself and my dad shared. It was just a cheapo thing (Kmart jobby) and ideal as it was new and hadn't had a chance to deteriorate.
About half of the time we got lucky and access to 'huts'. We'd erect the inner part only to keep out mossies – perfect.10/06/2011 at 11:14 am #105451Chris griffinMember
We only spent 1 night in our tents, the rest in huts. So a separate sleeping mate would be make life easier.09/08/2011 at 10:26 am #105672WazaMember
All good comments from experience.
I used a $14.95 2 man tent from Go-Lo, used it 4 times and gave it to Maurice my Porter at Owers. It wasn't waterproof but then it didn't rain of a night and I always slung a $4 tarp from Super Cheap Auto across the tent, held up by 2 poles at either end and one cross piece of timber, which left a good ventilation area to hang wet socks and undies to dry overnight
Waza26/08/2011 at 9:02 pm #105736peterh13Member
You dont need to spend a lot of money do you mate.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.