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#155255 - 11/14/08 07:19 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: KenK]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
What kind if tent / shelter do you use when out camping (or not sleeping in a brush pile)?

Crux X2 Storm - Mainly for winter use up high - http://www.crux.uk.com/en/crux_tents_x2_storm.php

Lightwave ZR0 Cylq - If I'm out by myself for Spring and Autumn use - Not available anymore..Its equivalent would be the Lightwave TO Ultra - http://www.lightwave.uk.com/en/tent_t0ultra.php

#155259 - 11/14/08 08:07 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: ]

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1830

i have run this before but you are..

Hilleberg Atko..one man tent and proof against anything except falling trees and rampaging moose..the weather in canoe country can get wet and cold fast.summer thunderstorms are severe ..i have woke up with inches of water under this tent and was still dry..it's small but i use it just for sleeping and storm sheltering and have a Baker style shelter for general rain and bug protection

#155265 - 11/14/08 09:06 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: KenK]
OldBaldGuy Offline

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
We got rid of our 10x13 canvas tent, our 13x13 dome, and just go with the 7x7 square based dome that I bought waaayyy back in 1989. But when we used it a few months ago we discovered that a zipper is on its last legs, so we just replaced it with this one by Eureka. Haven't had a chance to actually use it yet...

#155269 - 11/14/08 09:47 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Desperado Offline

Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
I assume that this is cheating . . . .

But I have to confess that this is what I take as Base Camp for most Harley trips and as a base camp for back pack camping trips. It allows us to move around the country in comfort and then hike out for several days from there.

Oh yeah, beats the heck out of sleeping 5 in the cab of an F350.

Backpacking, means field expedient shelter augmented with GI Ponchos.
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.


#155273 - 11/14/08 11:27 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: Desperado]
Stretch Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
I use a Kelty Gunnison 4. Enough for my family plus gear. Whatever doesn;t fit inside can stow in the limited room of the two vestibules.

#155275 - 11/14/08 11:33 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: KenK]
Jeff_M Offline

Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 665
Loc: Northwest Florida
Usually a Bibler bivy, occasionally a SD Clip Flashlight or Orion.


#155277 - 11/15/08 12:13 AM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: KenK]
clearwater Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1059
Loc: Channeled Scablands
Tarps for solo, Pyramid Tarps for family and friends.

Silicone nylons or sometimes Cuben Fiber.

#155278 - 11/15/08 12:14 AM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: Jeff_M]
Paul810 Offline

Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
When I'm not making my own shelter I have a Eureka Solitaire that I use. I've had it for a long time and I like it. It's small and light weight, but still reasonably durable. They're also pretty inexpensive and readily available. My only problems with it are it's a bit tighter than many more modern designs, and it's not really a winter tent (as the top is open mesh with a fly cover and there is no center support). I've never had a problem with it though.

Hmm, I think it's about time to get myself a new winter sleeping bag and tent, maybe a nice bivy bag too for the summer. whistle

#155284 - 11/15/08 02:09 AM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: Paul810]
GoatRider Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 825
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Now that I'm always car-camping, I use the REI Basecamp-8 for me, my wife, and the dog. Yah I know, I'm getting soft in my old age. This is a 4-season, full rain-fly tent. We used to canoe-camp with just a 3-person tent.
- Benton

#155316 - 11/15/08 02:05 PM Re: Tent/Shelter Survey [Re: KenK]
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
In my large BOB I have a Green Eureka K-2 XT that has been excellent. After 3 years it's still in great shape. I use a Eureka Floor saver with it.

In my small BOB I have a 10' x 10' Polyurethane Coated Nylon Tarp, which I'm really starting to use over the Eureka because of the ease of use and versatility. I'm thinking about adding a mosquito net to this setup.
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