- Mar 21, 2019 at 11:58 pm #3584951
This post will not even come close to Milan’s earlier in the week but still an accomplishment for me. I completed my 3p backpacking tent. The dimensions for the bathtub floor are W 70in X L 100in. It’s also approx 49in high. I know thats huge for a backpacking tent but I still managed to keep it at 33oz. Not the cleanest pitch ever, but still happy for the 1st attempt.Mar 22, 2019 at 12:47 am #3584963
Franco DarioliBPL Member
looks to me that in the top photo the near pole is not set up correctly.
I would release some of the corner tension, re-set the pole height (probably it wasn’t straight..) and then re-tension the corners.
Also try guying out the apex with a spare stake about 2 feet away from the door corner.
That way you will be able to get a better tension on the apex line.Mar 22, 2019 at 1:16 pm #3585023
@mhrLocale: San Juan Mtns.
Bravo, Lance! That’s awesome. Very nice job.Mar 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm #3585026
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
Nice job, looks good, what fabric did you use?
Yeah, maybe try taller poles and see if that effects tautness. You could set a 2 inch board under the pole to raise it. It looks pretty good as is though.Mar 22, 2019 at 2:07 pm #3585029
I used 1.1 silpoly XL for the fly and 1.1 silpoly PU4000 for the floor. The mesh is .67. All materials were from RSBTRMar 23, 2019 at 5:10 pm #3585174
Rene RavenelBPL Member
Nice work – congrats! 2 lbs for three people is great.
I’ll second Franco’s suggestion of separately guying out the ridge.
You might try using a second set of poles to elevate the line on the mid panel guy outs. You may even want to relocate the guy points closer to the center of the panel – that’s a pretty big unsupported area.
A common trick to support vent covers is to put a piece is weed whacker cord or big zip-tie inside the hem.
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