1994 or earlier
Perkins owns a tent that is charmed to be larger on the inside than it appears to be on the outside, most likely with the Undetectable Extension Charm. It has a small kitchen, and several small bunks.
Perkins lent the Weasley family his tent to use for the Quidditch World Cup in 1994 after his lumbago got worse and he was no longer had interest in camping. It was used by the Weasleys and their two guests, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger.
In 1997, Arthur Weasley lent the tent to Harry, Hermione, and Ron for their use during their hunt for Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes. The trio used this tent for several months after leaving 12 Grimmauld Place. During one of the days in the tent Ron was mad at Harry because he believed they never came forward with the hunt for Horcruxes and that they had fun without him. They then started discussing when Harry that Ron though that they should live on 5-star hotel, find Horcruxes every day, and spent Christmas with Ron's mother.Ron soon left, but days later came back after destroying the Locket. Then all three planned to go and ask Xenophilius Lovegood about the Deathly Hallows, when they got back to the tent Harry accidentally spoke Voldemorts name. The tent was lost when Snatchers caught them in 1998 and brought them to Malfoy Manor. After they were rescued, they stayed at Shell Cottage for a time. Bill Weasley lent them a similar tent, although they never had a chance to use it before returning to Hogwarts just before the final confrontation with Voldemort.
Behind the scenes
- During the Quidditch World Cup, Arthur Weasley insisted on erecting the tent without the use of magic, to avoid Muggles accidentally seeing magic. It took Harry Potter and Hermione Granger some time to get it ready, but they managed to figure out the stakes eventually and set it up.
- In 1997-1998, the spell Hermione used to magically set up the tent was Erecto.