Cut-price, comfortable camp­ing

The Courier-Mail - Weekend Shopper - - Weekendshopper - - KYLIE McIN­TOSH

IN­VARI­ABLY, when fathers are called to spend time with their chil­dren in the school hol­i­days, many are drawn to the call of the wild.

With en­ergy re­serves never be­fore seen by their spouses they ar­range, pack and fuss in a de­monic way to en­sure a suc­cess­ful camp­ing trip.

Mates are in­vited, wives are left be­hind, eskies are filled and the road trip be­gins.

Shop­pers keen to par­tic­i­pate in this age-old bond­ing rit­ual can re­lax in the knowl­edge that af­ford­able equip­ment can be found in the camp­ing sec­tion of Week­end Shop­per.

Shop­pers can af­ford to make their trip ul­tra comfortable or as Spar­tan as they can han­dle.

Se­rial campers will no doubt be at­tracted to the likes of a new, never used Primus Ecco eight-man, dome tent with three rooms sell­ing for the bar­gain price of $250.

A va­ri­ety of tents on of­fer range from a two-man Cougar tent in­clud­ing wa­ter­proof cover, all pegs and carry case for as lit­tle as $25 to a 2.3m x 3m tent with an­nexe made of heavy can­vas for $150.

Campers not used to rough­ing it will be happy to know that for as lit­tle as $20 they can buy an air bed with a pump in good con­di­tion.

Or a fold­ing camp bed com­plete with mat­tress in as new con­di­tion for $50 and foam mat­tresses from $25 for a sin­gle.

Sin­gle sleep­ing bags start at $15 each.

Eskies are also avail­able and vary from the gar­den va­ri­ety foam esky for $3 each to a col­d­room style heavy duty esky for $150.

There are also state-of-the-art Elec­trolux fridge/freez­ers with a host of mod-cons for sale.

Th­ese range in price de­pend­ing on size and con­di­tion. For ex­am­ple a Waeco 80 litre in per­fect con­di­tion is of­fered for $775.

Shop­pers keen to en­hance their out­door din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence will ap­pre­ci­ate an elec­tric cook­ing con­sole, a new unit con­nected with 240/12V so­lar for $140, or a twoburner gas stove for $20.

Those who can­not live without a hot shower can pur­chase a por­ta­ble Cole­man shower for as lit­tle as $380.

For fam­i­lies looking for the five-star ad­ven­ture Week­end Shop­per of­fers heav­ily dis­counted gen­er­a­tors.

Last but not least - to get you out of the woods - Porta pot­ties start at $50.

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