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    Michael Ray
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    Locale: Midwest

    I thought this should be split from the Cooking thread.

    Al Geist wrote:
    As seen in the picture at http://www.csm.ornl.gov/~geist/Philmont
    We only took one of the MYOG tents. The boys used more traditional shelters such as Sierra Design Lightening.

    A couple crew members talked about making light tents like mine for our Philmont trek, but they didn't get them finished before we had to leave. The 18 oz tent held up just fine. No problems or signs of wear and tear.

    To learn more, go to the URL above. I just uploaded a new long article about the tent construction, the innovations that make it strong and tough (hint the Space Blanket does not carry the loads), and discussion of the different materials I considered in building it (from Cuben to polyethylene).

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