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    So talking of Go generally, I went there today for a few things and the stock control was in a right state - lots of stuff missing, lots of empty shelves etc. So no sign of them getting a handle on the situation.

    Ended up in Decathlon instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    So talking of Go generally, I went there today for a few things and the stock control was in a right state - lots of stuff missing, lots of empty shelves etc. So no sign of them getting a handle on the situation.
    Yeah, you look on the website and they can't tell you if something is in stock at the local store...not ideal if it's 15 miles away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Williams View Post
    I wouldn't rule them out, but it is important to understand that a Patrol Tent (or similar, e.g. BCT Troop Tents, bell tents, German Kohten/Jurten etc) is an investment for 30 years, while a nylon tent of pretty much any kind (unless you're dropping 500 quid on a Robens or the likes) is a consumable, which as an individual you'll probably get 10 years or so out of, but in a Scout Group you'll get somewhere between 3 and 5 years.
    Currently on summer camp: leaders tents are about 14 years old with fibreglass poles, kids tents are about 7 years old with ally poles. We also have another set of tents same as the kids ones about 9 years old. I prefer f/g poles as they are a bit more forgiving when bent excessively but saying that, we have a large bucket with a selection of spare ally and f/g sections for WHEN one gets broke! I reckon we 'lose' a tent every two to three years but since they are all the same the usable bits get put aside for spares.
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