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Thread: The Tent Thread;

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    I swear up and down by coleman tents. We have two now, one is 4 person dome that I use when camping by myself or with 1 other person. the other is a Bayside, also a 4 person, but it will sleep 4 people, plus gear with walking space. Best thing about it is the 6' ceiling all the way to the edges. Granted my hair rubs but its nice being able to stand. Both of mine are in the "guide series" line, so they have the heavy tarp floors, double welded seams, watertight zippers etc. I have had the dome in some sever thunderstorms with 50 mph winds and buckets of rain, not a single drop has come in. Other tents in the group not so lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vans View Post
    I havent slept in a tent since i bought my first rv, 9 years ago. Now, 4 rvs later it is very easy to get used to having a nice comfy bed and your own clean bathroom.
    I've thought about that but I like to think that the tents keep me young Honestly though, many of the places I have spent nights or even weeks, a tent is the only way to have some shelter.

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    Greg,

    Severe weather is what lead up to the purchase of the North Face for me. I love a tall tent but sometimes the short height is what keeps it together. You ought to post a couple pictures (please ) to show the construction if you have some. I like seeing other tents than what I own.

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    Yeah, i completely understand that. I just havent had the opportunity to disappear into the back country somewhere just to fish, yet. Hopefully someday i will.

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    and just think of how many tents you can buy just with the gas money you spend filling a motor home.. let alone the cost of owning one. Ill stick to the tent, its called camping not moving your house to the woods for the weekend

    Mike

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    Now now; I think we can agree that waking up on a rainy morning in an RV would have its advantages. Camping comes down to choices; choices about destinations are the predominate ones that dictate tents, however I would often appreciate the comfort of walls and a furnace Up here the heat thing is a player. I have a hard time motivating when everything including the tent is covered with a thick frost or worse. Often I think of getting just a small tow behind camper so that I could base camp from one area without dealing with the foul weather wakeup........

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    Hello Flyfishing Friends,

    I have two tents, a Hilleberg Allak, if weight is important (just 2,9kg) and one Eureka when I am going to the campcround together with my wife. The Hilleberg tent is for one person OK, with two persons you should love each other pretty much The Eureka tent has two (or one bigger) sleeping areas and enough room to place a table and two chairs.
    Best regards from Germany,

    THORSTEN

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    A fellow at the doc's complained; "one day I feel like a teepee, next day I feel like a wigwam, what's the matter with me doc?"
    Doc says, "easy, you're obviously too tense."
    "I cast my hook into a single stream; but my pleasure is as if I owned a kingdom." - Chi K'ang (223-262)

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    This is my Eureka! that's reserved for trips.
    At our camp I use an old canvas Hillary (sears)

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    I meant nothing by my rv comment haha, I have enjoyed the comforts of rving before, and liked it. I dont forsee me ever being able to own one, unless you the Van Down By the RIver an RV.

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    The feel of the furnace blowing warm air out the vent right at the end of the bed as it wafts up under the blankets......

    They have their place. It sure makes relaxing after a day on the water nice. Amazing what a little hot water, a furnace and a queen size bed will do for you.

    That being said i would still jump at the chance to take one on a back country trip. In the lower 48 there just are not too many places left where it is required, more the shame.

    I still have my old 3 man from my single days tucked away in the attic.

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