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Old 08-24-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Default What's your favorite tent? and why?

What's your favorite tent? and why?
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:06 AM
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it keeps me off the ground rain, snow, ect. its always comfey
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:55 AM
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If I'm backpacking, it's the lightest tent.
If it's cold, the warmest tent.
If it's hot, one I can remove the fly and see the stars.
If it's raining, I want the driest one.
If I can park at the site and have a lot of others with me, I want the biggest one.

Never a dull moment.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:04 AM
 
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I like to have a lot of room, lol say like a 10ft x 15ft, multiple room is nice. I need to have room for the family and the dog.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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I like the Eureka 1310. Has a couple rooms and is tall enough to stand in. I have to have a big tent and this one sleeps up to ten.



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Old 12-10-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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I favorite tent is lightest cool tent which wrap in easy methods.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:45 AM
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we have a 10x17 coleman red canyon. works well for us
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:48 PM
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I'm happy with my Coleman Red Canyon also. I have several other Coleman's and they're good tents too.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:58 AM
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it keeps me off the ground rain, snow, ect. its always comfey
What is it?
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:37 PM
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That's awesome. It appears to be a cover that goes over a (one person) cot and has an awning to boot. A little overkill for backpacking, but for a tailgater, smaller area while including someprotection from elements (outdoor cooking and such), very clever, indeed.

I have seen much worse with this kind of setup. This one looks much more protective even though it's got too much going on. Very clever and solves ALL the little problems with bugs, weather, the ground and ventilation. You just can't have a party in it. However, circle these wagons and that would be humorous. All the doors open to the center of the encampment and you can throw gear to each other without leaving your humble abode.

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Old 01-27-2011, 11:15 AM
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Here is my favorite tent. I like to be able to stand up and walk around inside the tent . this tent enables me to do that and it easily sets up and breaks down in minutes. Coupled with a air bed with frame and big buddy heater this is the most comfortable tent camping I have ever done.














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Old 01-27-2011, 01:26 PM
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Your post is hard to read but I think I figured it out - You need a few carriage returns to separate your text and each of your pictures.

Now that that's figured out, the tent looks great but with the straight up and down walls and only four poles, it might have some difficulty in the wind, unless you lash it down with a boatload of stakes and cord! Hopefully it allows for that.

That cot is awesome but looks pretty big, but sturdy and comfortable!

The heater? My wife would be upset if I tried to hug and use her as a heater and she looks too small to warm me up anyway, or did you mean that small red thing on the floor nearby. Just checking. Last time I tried to hug something like that small red thing on the floor, it left burnt grill marks on my chest, ouch!

I used this for heat:

Coleman Portable Propane Heaters - Coleman

But it isn't warm enough when we got caught in a freak winter storm that dropped the temp to 20 degrees, so I also had to buy one of these:

Buy.com - All-Pro SPC-15RG Propane Infra-Red Heater

I wouldn't try and hug any of these to stay warm. Check the BTU's. the higher, the better, then you have to be more careful.



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Old 01-27-2011, 01:50 PM
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Thanks, the last time we used it (New Years) we had a big rain/wind storm and it held up well. It does have rope ties on all four corners and the four legs are held down with tent stakes. The heater has kept us warm (able to sit in shirt sleeves) at 28 degrees outside. The bed is big (queen size) however folds up really compact.


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Old 02-23-2011, 10:02 PM
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eureka timberline 6 man,will hold up to most anything,strong 50 to 60 miles per hour winds,snow,pouring rain,and it keeeps me dry,and out of the weather
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:55 PM
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Quote:
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If I'm backpacking, it's the lightest tent.
If it's cold, the warmest tent.
If it's hot, one I can remove the fly and see the stars.
If it's raining, I want the driest one.
If I can park at the site and have a lot of others with me, I want the biggest one.

Never a dull moment.
I like the answer!
I think choosing a tent starts by defining where do you plan to go...
the "liking" will be determined for the actual experience in the field with the chosen tent.
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