Nov 2, 2009 at 11:12 am #1241310
Most of you have probably seen this, but I stumbled across this video last night while I was bored. This guy really hates tarptents! Not to mention doesn't even know how to pitch one… (It's a 2 part series, but you can get the gist of it by watching this one video.)Nov 2, 2009 at 11:17 am #1541895
@antigLocale: Pacific Northwest
Excuse the vulgarity but that guy is seriously a dumbass.Nov 2, 2009 at 11:44 am #1541906
"Excuse the vulgarity but that guy is seriously a dumbass"
-Yeah, I agree. I pitty him actually. He seems like one of those "set in their ways" people who fear change.Nov 2, 2009 at 11:54 am #1541912
@iwillchopyouhotmail-comLocale: Lake Tahoe
"That's a bunch of bullpoo!". Too funny. His tone of voice sums him up pretty well. I just about crapped myself when I got a view of his appearance–not at all what I was expecting.Nov 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm #1541934
@jasonklassLocale: Parker, CO
I thought this was a parody for the first couple of minutes. What the heck kind of pitch was that? Plus, his video actually disproves his own point. Clearly, the silnylon beaded up.Nov 2, 2009 at 1:31 pm #1541939
So sad.Nov 2, 2009 at 2:29 pm #1541959
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Brother. That was painful.
A two part series? You actually watched more of it???Nov 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm #1541969
It was like a train wreck. I couldn't help but keep watching. At 0100 hrs it was pretty entertaining.Nov 2, 2009 at 2:51 pm #1541974
The comments on youtube are pretty funny too. The guy just can't see logic. It's like trying to reason with a drunk; you just won't get anywhere.Nov 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm #1541981
LOOK AT HIM! I hope that's a wig. Clean that beard. Gross.Nov 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm #1542029
That guy was hilarious!! Love it how he pitched itNov 2, 2009 at 8:03 pm #1542075
Haha, after watching it again (I know, I know…) did anyone notice he only has one shoe on? He has one bare foot and the other has a sandal on it. haha. What a loon! Hillarious. I can't stop watching it. Someone help!Nov 2, 2009 at 9:08 pm #1542081
Come on Ken, beards and the backcountry go way back! ;)
Even though it is pretty ridiculous, this is a good video if you ask me. It shows what happens when you don't know how to use your gear,Nov 3, 2009 at 12:08 am #1542099
Clearly he's more interested in camping than hiking. It's not only evident in his tent choice but in his footwear as well.
I also love how he complains about the tarp tent not shedding water but then goes on to point out that he didn't even experience condensation under it.Nov 3, 2009 at 2:14 am #1542110
I thought this video was a joke until I saw the comments. That is the worst pitch I've ever seen!
I'm refraining from commenting…. barely.Nov 3, 2009 at 3:25 am #1542111
Now come on, folks. This guy has to live in that tent. If your tent was your primary abode, you'd want a wedge tent with a floor, too.
Seriously, though. That's the worst pitch I've ever seen. Didn't the old Virga (is that what it was?) have line tighteners?
P.S. Gotta love that beard. I looked pretty much that way myself — in 1971.
P.S.S. Let's start the "Buy a New Sandal for the Tent Dude Fund" right away.Nov 3, 2009 at 3:27 am #1542112
Be sure to watch his other videos on why you don't want trail runners, what sleeping pads weigh, and ultralight food like flour.Nov 3, 2009 at 3:35 am #1542113
Oh, one more thing. What strikes me about this vid is that he is in the mainstream, and we, thank goodness, are not.
We might fight like dogs on this forum over the details, but we really do share more in common than we disagree on.
When I went BPing recently in the Zaleski State Forest, I saw several Boy Scout (and other) tents at the main BPing campsite, and they all looked exactly like the Tent Dude's, even though those Boy Scouts had to trek 17 miles into the forest to get them there.
Occasionally, one of them would wander into my campsite and say something like, "Is that a real tent?" I would let them get in, and smile as they curled up on my sleeping pad. "21 oz," I said to the dad, who was always standing near by. I could see the hunger on his face. He's the one who had to carry the tent 17 miles.
Despite the Tent Dude's hippy beard, we're the rebels, not him.
StargazerNov 3, 2009 at 3:43 am #1542115
The Tent Dude has now become one of my favorite humans on the planet (perhaps not for reasons he would appreciate).
His "latest posts" includes "Mauser field assembly VZ24," and one of his favorites is the trailer for Saw VI.
StargazerNov 3, 2009 at 7:14 am #1542133
@figsterLocale: Central Arkansas
My lady was impressed that Rob Zombie would review tents on youtube. Where da zombies at, bead job man?
JackNov 3, 2009 at 9:22 am #1542186
ha! Funny stuff. I liked the boots video where he said something along the line of the following: "The military probably got the idea from me. I hiked with the Navy Seals in the Special Forces."Nov 3, 2009 at 10:33 am #1542209
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Hahahaha that tent dude is the antithesis of UL…imagine how much all that hair must weigh! I guess the only good thing you could say about his hair is that it is an organic and renewable source of insulation.Nov 3, 2009 at 2:13 pm #1542289
His hair could also be used to make cordage in a pinch.Nov 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm #1542293
I think we can all agree that the fellow is a little dilusional, but does degrading him make everyone feel better?
It might be better to start a dialogue with him and help him instead.Nov 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm #1542305
@retropumpLocale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
"It might be better to start a dialogue with him and help him instead."
You cannot change the mind of a religious fanatic. Imagine if HE tried to convert YOU into a heavy packer…! Impossible.
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