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Packing Big and Light...

Discussion in 'Shelter' started by Northern Dancer, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist


    I wanted [note that I said wanted, not needed] a light canoe
    tripping tent. I like to stand up and walk in
    without crouching down.
    And when it rains I want a bed sitting room
    instead of coffin
    so I can stretch out in a comfortable chair
    and read a good book.
    So this is it...


    The new and greatly improved

    Pros? - weights 23 pounds,
    has a solid rain protection around the door entrance,
    on the left bottom side of the door [not seen] is
    a zippered opening for cord or fuel line,
    the air vent above the door can be closed,
    this is a three season tent and
    designed for six men,
    [Sorry, not in my tent!:finger:]
    one single pole in the centre,
    enabling one person to put it up.

    Cons? - I didn't see anything I didn't like.
    This one was purchased for a specific application
    and I studied and examined this product
    to assure that it was the one I needed
    for the task I selected.
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  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Good looking tent. I always wondered if the center pole posed any problems. Looks like the wind wouldn't effect it much either. Good choice and thanks for review.
  3. Bibsoutdoors

    Bibsoutdoors Survivalist

    Yes, nice looking tent. Have you used it yet?
  4. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    I've tested the tent to assure myself that I'm satisfied with the product. It will be used at a base canoe camp. As I mentioned I like to stand up and if there is inclement weather it's nice to walk around a bit to stretch one's legs. It is unusual because of the door peak. I have two other tents that have a peak like this one - it's fabulous when it rains or snows.
  5. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    -----> I've never had any problem with the tents that I have with centre poles. It is my practice to put a decorative disk at the bottom to protect my floors. Having the one centre pole enables me to put the tent up by myself without assistance.
  6. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    I grew up with the pup tent of boy scouts that is not exactly low but not high either. One time we used a big tent that can fit 10 boy scouts. It was pretty high just like in the photo above with a tall pole. As you said, it was comfortable that you can stand up especially when we placed a lamp on the highest pole. But while sleeping, the winds came and toppled our tent. You can imagine the chaos that resulted when it was dark and windy and we had no shelter to speak of.
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