Apr 15, 2014 at 9:20 am #1315679
We have a lot of REI Half dome tents, and MountainSmith Celeste tents, which are 2 man dome tents. After some use and abuse by scouts, we are in need of replacement stuff sacks. REI doesn't sell them separate from tents. Does anyone have a good source of stuff sacks for tents. We want to keep the poles in the stuff sacks, to not lose them, so they have to be long stuff sacks.Apr 15, 2014 at 9:43 am #2093193
Granite Gear sells drawcord stuff sacks in various dimensions. For example:
A bit pricy, but pretty bomb-proof.Apr 15, 2014 at 10:29 am #2093228
@jbcLocale: Cascade Mountains
It is difficult to find stuff sacks that will accommodate a tent and poles after market. You might consider sewing them from scratch. See if any of the parents in the troop have sewing experience. Sewing stuff sacks are very easy, and would be very economical as well.Apr 15, 2014 at 11:10 am #2093258
the outdoor products brand bags at Wal-mart might work. the roll top water proof bags are pretty close in size to the camp dome bags. Take your old bags into the camping section and do an eyeball comparison. the on shelf products are packaged so you can compare pretty easily.Apr 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm #2093316
I'm thinking to put the stakes and poles outside the stuff sack, like secured to a daisy chain, so they can be verified without dumping the tent out of the tent stuff sack. OR makes a sleeping bag stuff sack with a daisy chain on the outside, for $10. We have a problem losing stakes, and blowing out stuff sacks, and going camping with no poles. That might help that situation.Apr 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm #2093323
If the poles and stakes are packed in the center of the tent mass, they are better protected from breakage and loss. If they are packed on the outside, they are more easily counted.
Maybe they could be stored in a transparent plastic bag that is tied to the cord drawstring on the stuff sack, either inside or outside.
–B.G.–Apr 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm #2093326
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Seems to me the Scouts should tackle this as a project. Teach them some skills AND make them more careful with the sacks as well.
CheersApr 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm #2093328
Roger is right.
That is the perfect project for scouts. Get the older scouts to do a design, and get all of them to do part of the work. If they get fancy, they can sew a troop patch on the outside.
They can probably find some tough fabric that is cheap. They might have to learn some basic sewing skills with the home sewing maching.
–B.G.–Apr 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm #2093357
Therm-A-Rest Universal Mattress Stuff Sacks range from 6.25" x 23" to 9.5" x 34". There might be one to fit if DIY doesn't work out.Apr 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm #2093449
good ideas. I'll do more research and think about it.Apr 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm #2093458
@bivysack-com-2Locale: Channeled Scablands
I have lots of heavier fabric scraps scouts could have for the cost of a flat rate shipping box. Scouts could make their own custom ones. PM me if you have sewists that are interested.Apr 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm #2093470
Hey, can't scouts get a merit badge for that?
–B.G.–May 8, 2014 at 8:25 pm #2100667
Yes I and our scouts can sew, but draw cords, etc is a bigger project than the Buff's and mittens we have our scouts make for Klondike. I just had Jared at Simply Light http://www.simplylightdesigns.com sew me some custom throw bags for my amsteel oops line. Just give him the dimensions. I'll have to make a separate post of his handy work.
BTW Zpacks will do the same with Cuban. They made me a custom food bag / bear for my pack. Turned out very nice.May 9, 2014 at 3:47 am #2100738
https://www.tarptent.com/cgi-bin/surfshop1/shop.cgi?ud=CAoBCgEODQgCAxQXFx0XHQwGBQQCAAMIAggRFAAA&t=main.htm&storeid=1&sortby=itemid&cols=3&c=detail.htm&itemid=97&bcount=1&categories=00011&fromcat=00011May 9, 2014 at 8:06 am #2100781
Equinox makes inexpensive stuff sacks in various sizes in a 200D nylon and Silnylon. You might be able to find something that works for your tent.
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