Tents

Tent, Camper, Trailer... which one are you?

Re: Tents

Postby Dutchman » Tue May 12, 2009 2:48 pm

A shot of my set-up...
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Re: Tents

Postby born2hunt » Wed May 13, 2009 6:06 pm

Dang! Almost like home..........but I bet it smells better. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tents

Postby Many Hats » Sat May 16, 2009 8:57 am

I use our 22 foot tipi if were going to stay for a week or more.
We have run a winter camp with it, and stayed warm as toast,
as long as we kept the fire going. I'm tent poor, I've got 5 other
tents running from dome tents to wall tents, and use them all
at one time or another. Just depends on how long the trip is going
to be which one I take.
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I thought I was the only one who used a walker for a stove stand.
Glad to see someone else thought of it to. I made mine up about
5 years ago, and it works like a champ.
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Re: Tents

Postby feederwatcher » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:38 pm

Here's our setup.......12 x 14 and a 14 x 16, both from Davis Tent.
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Re: Tents

Postby born2hunt » Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:53 pm

Nice camp feederwatcher!
I like your drying rack.

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Re: Tents

Postby buckwild41 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:00 am

FEEDER, your set up is nicer than most of the houses I lived induring my college days. Sweet!
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Re: Tents

Postby Killdeer » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:40 pm

Most newbies to tent hunting don't figure in the importance of having some way to dry off your clothes. That s why a larger size tent is important to me, along with having enough room to stash my stuff and accommodate the visiting husband and dog. (By the time the dog a and husband arrive, serious hunting is right out the screened window. :cry: ) But for most of two weeks, the tent is mine and mine alone, and very comfy.

This is an 8-man Cabela's Alaskan Guide.

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Re: Tents

Postby buckwild41 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:47 pm

kill what you using for heat? Looks comfortable..
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Re: Tents

Postby Killdeer » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:10 pm

Lanterns can get it cozy, and when the temps dip into the thirties and below, I have a Mr. Heater Buddy thingie like you can get from Sportsman's Guide and the like.

This year I staked out the flaps on the vestibule and it stayed drier under there. Close the flaps, and the moisture has a hard time getting out from between the fly and tent, and out of the vestibule.

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Re: Tents

Postby Tom-Wisconsin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Wow :shock: that 8 man Alaska guide tent looks great. How does it do with wind and rain?
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Re: Tents

Postby Killdeer » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:25 pm

Nothing bothers it.

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Re: Tents

Postby hayslope » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:19 pm

Great looking tent Kathy.

You could have a party in that one! Great design.
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Re: Tents

Postby Smithhammer » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:50 am

Recently picked up a Cabela's 'Outback Lodge' tent and so far, it's great. Easy set up, and very solid in the wind when it's all staked out. I got the 8' x 8' version, which is the smallest version they make, but it's still plenty big enough for a couple people w/cots and gear (or up to 4 people sleeping on the ground, if you have a separate place to stow gear).

It seems very well made with good attention to detail, good quality zippers, great ventilation options and plenty of pockets for organizing things inside. I'd never want to carry it on my back, but for base camps or horse pack trips, it's perfect. All for $220. You could easily spend more and get less, imo.

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I also have a big Kelty tarp for shade/rain/cooking and as an ultralight shelter for backpacking in milder weather.
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Re: Tents

Postby bjorn » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:15 pm

This canvas tent goes up super easy...............13' diam and lost of little windows with screens and zippers. The floor is sewn in which has plusses and minuses.
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Re: Tents

Postby Greywolf » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:39 pm

bjorn wrote:This canvas tent goes up super easy...............13' diam and lost of little windows with screens and zippers. The floor is sewn in which has plusses and minuses.




Thats a SoulPad !!
I just got mine in about a week or so ago, mines a 5000 with the removable floor. just waiting for the nasty weather to beak to learn how to set it up, take 15 minutes and plenty of room.

It's gonna be my home away from home on Lanai.
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Re: Tents

Postby elkslayer4x5 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Back in 07 I picked up a Cabela's Big Horn and vestibule. We were comfy, but when the temps droped to the low teens, we closed off the vestibule, keep the tent warm, but made getting out a PIA, had to lean down and reach way out to get the zipper pull. So, the next spring I bought another vestibule and took it and the other one apart, then sewed them back togather. Used the angled pieces to make new ends, and turned one end upside down, so it zipped down, when connected to the Big Horn's front V pole set-up, making a 14' x 12' tent with an attached 14' x 10' addition. Made my own pole sets before I found that I could buy the big Horn poles, but my two vestiblue tent is a stand alone tent or can be attached, giving me 308 sq ft of warm, dry living space. During a 08 elk hunt, we set it up as a kitchen and quickly dubbed it the Grub Horn. This spring I plan on adding awnings and pull-outs to all four windows of the Grub Horn. Also plan on more vents, so it can be used as a full time kitchen, in the mean time I'll be shopping GoodWill for a walker.

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It will look something like this when done, red lines are more vents, green is the awnings and black is of course the tie down ropes. set up like this I can use one window section for a kitchen or use all four for additional shoulder room, when you have a 6'5" son and a 5'11" 14 yo grandson, you need the elbow room!

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Re: Tents

Postby Bear Heart » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:20 pm

I have been using a 10x14 kodiak canvas tent. Thinking about putting a stove jack in it. The propane is not a very good drying heat.
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Re: Tents

Postby stickandlimb » Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:35 pm

Elksong wrote:Just got this last year. 18' er, lots of room and is MUCH simplier to put up than people think. The poles are kind of a pain to get hauled around, but once your there and set-up, it is perfect!

I have been looking to buy a tee pee . I have found a few sites that sell them but not sure who you can trust on internet web ......where did you get that one and would a 16 foot be to small ?
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