Our success was growing from year to year due to our nice members, who after a good camp go home and tell everybody what a good time they had at our our place. And they came and we had a great time. But we froze our asses off. We had a cold and windy summer that year and we gradually found out that:
Tents, especially old army tents, are full of places where wind and if you are lucky, only wind can get in. Tents have no walls and it is very difficult to tie up people when the tent pole is not too stable and a determined masochist may walk off with the whole thing. Also it is not so funny to shit in a bucket, to wash up in cold water under open air. The civilized human being meets nature – nature wins.