just looked them up. pretty cool but i couldn't imagine using it as a long term tent. i bet it's pretty light though. maybe use one with a bivy sack. looks like it would be lighter than a tarp. but yeah the orange is pretty lame.
i agree with you about taking the tent down in the morning. really sucks especially if you have a cheapo walmart tent. but i don't see how a tarp/bivy is much faster. i imagine you have at least 4 tie-outs and stakes that you have to undo and then you have to fold up the tarp real small. i don't have any experience with bivys but i imagine you have to roll that up and put it in a stuff sack as well?Bivy and tarp combo all the way..fuck tents of any kind. For me the only thing worse than having to carry a tent is packing it up in the morning. Until I'm rich enough to hire porters to carry and pack my shit when I go on tour, tents are out. I lost my last one under a train and Ive been happy ever since.
I didn't even use a tent for a while afterwards but after a few really bad rainy hell tours I had no choice but to at least arm myself with the bare min. for me its all about the easy of packing up..especially if your in a rush. Nothing like taking down, role up and put the pegs away on your tent while your train roles in....but even for regular camping just hate packing in the morning..specially after a few too many drinks the night before
yeah i hate when tents need trekking poles. that's the only reason they're so light! false advertising! walking around with one would look pretty damn stupid. i wouldn't use a walmart tent pole. those fuckers are practically made of lead they're so heavy. find an aluminum or fiberglass rod.Yeah it's supposed to use a trekking pole, but I rig it up with anything I can find. Sometimes sticks, sometimes with ropes out of the top. I'm thinking about slicing open a walmart tent and grabbing a pole from it, seeing if that works. I couldn't imagine roadwalking/hitching with a trekking pole lol!
Next Adventure? I've never seen it. Everytime I go to PD I hit Andy and Bax, though. Gotta check it out next time around.Andy and bax is good, and the basement of Next Adventure down the street is good too. I just use a bivy shelter. I hit up thrift shops for tents as well, sometimes i find good deals, but i usually give them away, or trade them.
alls i use is this old coleman rain fly from some huge tent it wieghs next to nothing rolls up tight and has spots for attaching rope to, and my sleepin bag in the winter or a wool blanket/ponco during the summer. like wizehop said i only use my rain fly when its 100% that i actually need to. i do have an eno hammock there nice but i only really use it when i go out hikeing not hitching or hopping. i never used a bivy are they pricey/worth it? i might just use that and a wooly for the summer ifn i find a good one.
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