Skandika shower and toilet utility tent review

Two month ago my wife bought a tipi tent. We put down by the end of the field near the crick where we live. Now and then we spend the night in it. It got nice little wood burning stove, and very good mattresses, so it’s all very comfortable.

Skandika Shower Utility Tent.
Skandika Shower Utility Tent.

Problem is, one need to go to the toilet last thing before go to sleep. The obvious solution is good but only for man. So we bought from Amazon what look like very nice Skandika shower and toilet utility tent – Green/Grey, 1 Persons’. Its measures: 130x130x210cm, and weight 1.1kg.

The first problem with it was the flimsy short and literally useless pegs it came with.  The pegs barely stay in the ground and we had to replace them immediately. Also, the short metal inserts between two poles, wasn’t attached properly to the poles, and tends to part away from them.

The tent pegs Short metal inserts

We manage to put it right and equipped it with portable toilet seat. The women were very happy about it, but after the first night one of the tent pole snaps and the tent collapse.


We order new set of replacement poles from Amazon. They looked more reassuring this time, more robust built and heavier, and It did the trick. However, the next night another pole snap, and we replace it too. Third night the same but now two poles snap.


The snapped pole  Snapped pole

So it is not good product. I am bit surprise, because Skandika seems to be big tents manufacturer, and one is expecting it to be of a minimal standard.

Maybe the curve of the poles is too tight? And if that is the case they need to pre bend some of the metal inserts to help to take the tightness of the pole’s curve.

Share this post FacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest

Smoky pork casserole with vegetables.




1kg pork shoulder cut into 2 x 2cm cubes

7 pealed medium size potatoes

4 carrots cut into half

1 big green tomato cut into eight wedges

1 long red pepper roughly sliced

1big onion roughly sliced

2 celery stalks roughly sliced

500ml chicken stock

1 cup red wine

1 tablespoons sweet paprika

1 tablespoon smoke paprika

1 teaspoon turmeric

1teaspoon thyme

Salt and pepper

Olive oil


Heat oil in a frying pan over high heat, and brown the pork on all sides, put aside.

Sweat the onion and celery for fifteen minutes.

Add more olive oil, then add the spices, meat and the vegetables, mix to cover everything with oil, and cook until the vegetable just started to scorch. Add the wine and scrape the bottom of the casserole.

Add the chicken stock and one cup of water, bring to boil and mix well.

Cover, and cook in the oven at 170 degrees Celsius for two and a half hours.

Check now and then to make sure there is enough liquid in the casserole.

Share this post FacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest