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Many, many tents......

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Offline Peach

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Re: Many, many tents......IMAGES.....from the Lady who owns 7 !!!
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2008, 07:18:42 AM »
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For the ABOSLUTELY best advise on camping tents, REI...Cabelas...Cam ping Warehouse...don't stand a chance to recommend, as to asking PEACH  here. What she does not have , she will in a couple of months. So i strongly suggest to ask this lady  first:

Kelty Yellowstone 4:



Mountain Hardwear 3:...The lady still has 5 more, which she did not mention



Bibler Fitzroy...looks good, real tough:



REI Taj 3...proven tough,among Big Bend Campers here:





 Sarvis SL1:



 For me, let me just say this. Your government was never wrong when they issued an order for the marines to pack up on the strongest 2 man tent, I HAVE EVER SEEN.

Eureka Marine Issue Military Tent:


 extremely lightweight....two side zip up doors,aluminum poles, widstands 50-70 MPH winds...like going to the movies. I have put it thru the test, when i went to EL Coahuilon...remembe r?

 

  When you put the top on,it is really protective from the elements. I have had rain,snow,pebbles...no kidding, on top. They just bounced off, and  asks for more.

 You can also flip the top, if you want to match the terrain....but to what purpose?, definetly a military end.Still very cool.


Oh yes, when you close that top off, you wont get any light in at all, except thru the floor. So you will sleep sound as a whistle inside, provided you set up your cave snuggly....but what is my little advise here, compare to what Peach can say?... :eusa_hand:

I think y'all have much more knowledge on these than I do....you do know that I will print this out and take it with me when I go tent shopping    :rolling:  
« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 02:16:48 PM by RichardM »

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chisos_muse

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008, 09:00:17 AM »
Some ladies prefer to collect shoes, some prefer tents! :eusa_clap:

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2008, 10:20:58 AM »
Some ladies prefer to collect shoes, some prefer tents! :eusa_clap:

  This Peach lady, threw the house out of the window, and stuffed it with tents!.....No,Peach. I think we have learned more TODAY from you, than the other way around. No wonder you are getting so many marriage proposals...you are a camping man's dream come true.

 I forgot to put the link to the Eureka Military Tent . Of course, i did not buy it at a retailer, the best deals i have found, are at Ebay.com

« Last Edit: April 27, 2008, 12:58:14 PM by homerboy2u2 »
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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2008, 10:35:42 AM »
You guys so consciencious of your weight could also take the plastic off your swiss army knives and save a few grams... :icon_eek:

Better yet, after taking the handles off, drill lightening holes in the blades and other implements.
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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2008, 01:54:26 PM »
You guys so consciencious of your weight could also take the plastic off your swiss army knives and save a few grams... :icon_eek:

Better yet, after taking the handles off, drill lightening holes in the blades and other implements.
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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2008, 05:43:22 PM »
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Quote from: presidio
Quote from: LandCruisers4Life
You guys so consciencious of your weight could also take the plastic off your swiss army knives and save a few grams... :icon_eek:

Better yet, after taking the handles off, drill lightening holes in the blades and other implements.
:icon_biggrin:


Actually you are both right.
I am very concsiencious of weight. I'm a single parent with two great kids, and I love to share the trail with them.
I have backpacked with them for a number of years and learned early on that the less weight they had to carry the more enjoyable their trip was for them and the more likely they were to hike further and see more great sites. By lightening my load I am able to pack in more luxeries for them as well.

In 2006 I took them on a trip to the Wichita Mountains in OK and we backpacked into the Charons Garden willderness area for an overnighter. It was June and yes, it was hot. We had a couple of friends with us and by that afternoon we were all drained and pretty beat. The last thing we wanted was Ramen.


We finally decided on a spot to kick back and have a little dinner. The kids were expecting the usual fare. Backpackers dehydrated meals, ramen perhaps, or mac and cheese. My pack weight was a tad over 20lbs. Not exactly ultralight, but I had planned a little surprise for the whole gang. Thanks to a little preparation, freezer bags and foil, and my refrigerator freezer the night before we left, things thawed out at just the right time.
You should have seen the gangs faces when I busted out 4 racks of babyback ribs, bbq sauce, corn on the cob, and mash potatoes.
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I'll keep doing it ultralight, doing it comfortably, and packing in the surprises for my kids and my friends.
You do it your way. &nbsp;:icon_smile:

« Last Edit: April 20, 2010, 02:18:34 PM by RichardM »
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2008, 06:37:36 PM »
My car-camping tent is an REI Half Dome 2 (Current incarnation). In a pinch, I will split it with someone who does not have a tent for backpacking purposes.

My backpacking tent is a Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo. It weighs less than a pound and a half.
Jeff Blaylock
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splendor and the complicated grandeur of Big Bend will still be here. Waiting for us."--Ed Abbey

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2008, 06:53:59 PM »
My car-camping tent is an REI Half Dome 2 (Current incarnation). In a pinch, I will split it with someone who does not have a tent for backpacking purposes.

My backpacking tent is a Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo. It weighs less than a pound and a half.

The Half Dome is a classic. REI has sold a ton of those.
I definitely look forward to hearing more feedback about your Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo in future trip reports. Nice that you had it in your pack when the rains moved in. Set up or not, it sounds like it served it's purpose.
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2008, 07:13:34 PM »
Love this tent! :eusa_clap:
Mines' sans the rain fly....Jeffy's avec....




Just HOW MANY tents can you fit in a camp site????



Looks like we could have fit a few more into the middle, eh? :eusa_think:


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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2008, 07:55:42 PM »
Love this tent! :eusa_clap:
Mines' sans the rain fly....Jeffy's avec....




Just HOW MANY tents can you fit in a camp site????



Looks like we could have fit a few more into the middle, eh? :eusa_think:



Awesome use of tent pad space, Muse!  :eusa_clap:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2008, 08:52:09 PM »

Awesome use of tent pad space, Muse!  :eusa_clap:

Hey don't give me all the credit.....I was the last to show and put it up in the dark slightly toasted with a tiny microflashlight! :willynilly:

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2008, 09:09:25 PM »
By lightening my load I am able to pack in more luxeries for them as well.

 My pack weight was a tad over 20lbs. Not exactly ultralight,


Dude, my backpack weighs just under 8 lbs by itself. 20 lbs I wouldn't even know it was there..... I leave the house for 2 days and my pack weighs about 40 -50 lbs. I dunno how you do it, unless you sleep on the ground with no bag etc.

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2008, 09:24:13 PM »
Some ladies prefer to collect shoes, some prefer tents! :eusa_clap:

  This Peach lady, threw the house out of the window, and stuffed it with tents!.....No,Peach. I think we have learned more TODAY from you, than the other way around. No wonder you are getting so many marriage proposals...you are a camping man's dream come true.

 I forgot to put the link to the Eureka Military Tent . Of course, i did not buy it at a retailer, the best deals i have found, are at Ebay.com



Somehow when I joined here I didn't think I was going to get marraige proposals  :icon_eek:
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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2008, 09:32:12 PM »
I really like the looks of that Sarvis SL1, is it still produced?  I don't see it on the Big Agnes website.

I found this August 2005 review with a comment about the EVent fabric which may explain its disappearance:
Tip: If you want a shelter made with eVent, get it now. The fabric doesn't meet fire-resistance standards enforced in some states, and eVent will not be available in 2006 shelters.

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Re: Many, many tents......
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2008, 09:51:10 PM »
By lightening my load I am able to pack in more luxeries for them as well.

 My pack weight was a tad over 20lbs. Not exactly ultralight,


Dude, my backpack weighs just under 8 lbs by itself. 20 lbs I wouldn't even know it was there..... I leave the house for 2 days and my pack weighs about 40 -50 lbs. I dunno how you do it, unless you sleep on the ground with no bag etc.
In all honesty Landcruiser4life, I think at times it has become an unhealthy obsession. I actually have started counting my weights in grams!  :icon_eek:
I enjoy it though, my kids love it, and it is a lot of fun seeing where we can get creative and cut another ounce or gram here and there.
It doesn't matter if the pack is 10lbs or 50lbs though, just as long as we all get to be in BIBE.  :eusa_dance:
"...There is a pessimism about land which, after it has been with you a long time, becomes merely factual. Men increase; country suffers. " John Graves 'Goodbye to a River'

 


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