….is my new (to me) bright, shiny PINK tent.
A friend of mine was looking to borrow a tent for an upcoming camping trip. Like many people in this lovely economy, cash isn’t growing trees and buying a tent was out of the question. Normally I have plenty of extra gear, but since other friends are also flying in for the camping trip, I was all out of tents. I popped onto craigslist and what did I see? Someone was giving away a computer, a printer, and tent. I was out the door 7 minutes after her post went live, hoping I could beat traffic and everyone else and claim my prize. After 40 tense minutes of driving during rush hour, I was VICTORIOUS! I think rush hour helped, no one was home yet to see the ad.
When I got it home I put it up to check that all the pieces were there, that it didn’t have any visible holes, and to spray a layer of tent sealer on the rain fly. Everything looks great. The tent is 6ft by 6ft so only short people, or kids, can use the tent. Not a problem since I’m 5ft2 and my friend is 5ft5. It’ll be perfect for her.
I emailed the previous owner of the tent to let her know I scored it and that it was going to be put to good use by someone who really needed it. This is the response she sent back:
Cara,Thanks for sending this note- it made my day and so glad it is being put to good use. It has good memories for me too as it was the tent I stayed in during one of my Breast Cancer 3day 60 mile walk in remembrance of my aunt.Thanks again and yeah for things working out!
I paired it with my new black anti-gravity chair from Sportsman’s Guide. I grabbed it when it was on sale, but even off sale it’s not a bad price. The quality was better in person than it appeared in photos. Not that it looked bad, it’s just so much better, and more solid, in person. I love anti-gravity chairs when i’m camping. Kick back with a cocktail and if you happen to drift off into a nap, nothing wrong with that.