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Old 03-05-2004, 12:12 PM   #1
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okay - trying to make a big decision...

should i take my little tent for my 6 month european adventure or should i just rely on my sleeping bag? i'm traveling solo so i probably won't tent-it too much - much safer to stay in a hostel. but should i take it just in case? especially for events like the running of the bulls, where i've heard camping in the park is the thing to do...

it is kind of a pain in the ars to carry around even though it's small. and it could break/get stolen.

hmmmm, deep thoughts.
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I've never camped in europe. But I camped in Costa Rica and It was the worst thing carrying the damn tent around. My tent was a 3 person and I thought my back was gonna break everytime I put on my pack. If you were planning on camping lots (at least four times a week) then I would say yeah bring it, but if it's a "just in case" thing I would say no. Trust me you won't want to carrying around that thing for six months. One day will be enough to convince you of that.
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If you have hostels available where you are, I would go for that, at least you know where or can find out fast where they are. A tent would be good in the country ( maybe), but unless you intention is to camp, then I would not wanna lug around a tent, even my small bikers tent. I made the mistake when I went to Europe the very first time, and I was sorry, never used it once, I just never had to.
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thanks for making my mind up for me! you guys just confirmed what i was thinking!!

maybe you'll see me in my sleeping bag on a bench in spain, that is, since i won't have my tent...

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maybe you'll see me in my sleeping bag on a bench in spain, that is, since i won't have my tent
Well then you'll be mistaken for a homeless girl and ppl will give you money and food. Or you could turn this all into a panhandling business.
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