A terrible story and stretchers for sleeping

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Howdy. Since I met my partner and moved in together we've been renting my place out. Two tenants, not long here from the mainland, highly recommended by all our friends, likable fellows. One year later an ice problem, police believe they are responsible for the huge increase in burglaries, shed breakins, car thefts (it's a rural area), and have been watching this place and these boys like hawks. Of course, all their previous friends have dropped off and we're left with the problem. It has taken a couple of months to go through the eviction process. Crime brothers have done this before and knew the drill and non rental payment and eviction - they were spouting the law to us the whole time. They're now out. I'm down 3 motorbikes, a huge walk behind slasher, tools etc, (stored in a shed here) and anything of value from the house (oven, induction hot plates, heater, fridge). I won't be able to afford bikes like that again, luckily I find mtb pretty satisfying.

The house is really bad. They had a big dog that they'd leave here locked inside. It was forced to piss on one room. The smell was incredible. The whole place hasn't been cleaned or looked after for a long time. Grass over my head. I had been slashing the block but didn't want to make around the house any more comfortable for them.

So, we've been staying here and using these stretchers that we had, from anaconda. They are very light, quick and easy to fold, and surprisingly comfortable. I haven't had a sore back in the mornings like I usually do with a normal bed. We've been using those self inflating hiking mattresses with them. They were cheap - bought them years ago.

If you want to sleep off the ground I recommend them. I'm sure there are lots of good brands and makes, but I can recommend these. They are spinifex brand.

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Howdy. Since I met my partner and moved in together we've been renting my place out. Two tenants, not long here from the mainland, highly recommended by all our friends, likable fellows. One year later an ice problem, police believe they are responsible for the huge increase in burglaries, shed breakins, car thefts (it's a rural area), and have been watching this place and these boys like hawks. Of course, all their previous friends have dropped off and we're left with the problem. It has taken a couple of months to go through the eviction process. Crime brothers have done this before and knew the drill and non rental payment and eviction - they were spouting the law to us the whole time. They're now out. I'm down 3 motorbikes, a huge walk behind slasher, tools etc, (stored in a shed here) and anything of value from the house (oven, induction hot plates, heater, fridge). I won't be able to afford bikes like that again, luckily I find mtb pretty satisfying.

The house is really bad. They had a big dog that they'd leave here locked inside. It was forced to piss on one room. The smell was incredible. The whole place hasn't been cleaned or looked after for a long time. Grass over my head. I had been slashing the block but didn't want to make around the house any more comfortable for them.

So, we've been staying here and using these stretchers that we had, from anaconda. They are very light, quick and easy to fold, and surprisingly comfortable. I haven't had a sore back in the mornings like I usually do with a normal bed. We've been using those self inflating hiking mattresses with them. They were cheap - bought them years ago.

If you want to sleep off the ground I recommend them. I'm sure there are lots of good brands and makes, but I can recommend these. They are spinifex brand.

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Sounds to me as though you need to re think your definition of a friend! You have been badly let down & misinformed!
Keith.
 

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Gee's mate , bloody bad luck . I really can't work out these sorts of arseholes . Anyway , I've been thinking about stretchers from my army days , thanks for the heads up.
 

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Bad luck with your tenants, what lowlifers for sure and a pity the cops did not catch up with them.

Thanks for the tips on stretchers, some of the stretchers I have had in the past have been more comfortable than a bed. A inflatable sleeping mat helps as well.
 

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I am appalled that the scourge of drugs has impacted you in this way. It seems very unfair that you do the right thing and this is the result. I admire the fact that you can take this adversity and use it to help inform the bushcraft Oz forum. I hope that you get a swift resolution to your problem.
 

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Sounds to me as though you need to re think your definition of a friend! You have been badly let down & misinformed!
Keith.
For sure Keith. They were charming fellows, very affable and genuine, or so it seemed. They sucked everyone in. I don't think they were necessarily crooks from the beginning, although their parents, we've found, have quite a history. Things went south in a hurry with the advent of ice. They lost their jobs, their friends, etc etc. This sort of thing was new to me, but apparently it is a pretty common scenario when ice comes into the equation. Morals and ethics go out the window, everyone is fair game (elderly, female, former close friends, family). It's a terrible thing, and the scale of it scares me. I've been living in ignorance. When I lived here, for four years I never had a key - motorbikes and all. We went to Thailand for a month - everything unlocked. I can't even imagine that now. Life has changed.
 

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That Bloody Ice gets alot of them these days, My best mate is stuffed up on it too, I haven't seen him for over a year now.... destroys lives. Very sad.
Thanks for the info on the stretches, looking at getting the bunk bed stretchers for my two young sons (4 and 6 YO) when we go on our family camping trips..... I was a little worried about comfort, But i think you have convinced me.
 
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