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- Feb 28, 2011 at 7:13 am #1702583
maybe sew some small pockets on either side and a tie off in the middle and then find an appropriately sized stick to use at your campsite, inserting ends into pockets and tying off in the middle. wouldn't work so
well above treeline unless you carried your own piece of wire.
My MLD bivy has a sleeve in which to insert the wire hoop to help maintain it's shape. this would probably require more material and be more suited to a single specific hoopFeb 28, 2011 at 7:04 am #1702580
"try to buy a big sky tent…."
I just bought one and would highly recommend it.
I probably might have considered tarp + bug net and/or bivy as well except that I'm trying to introduce some friends to backpacking, and a traditional tent makes that a bit easier for them. …you know, a tent will keep the bears out whereas a tarp doesn't protect you from bears.Feb 24, 2011 at 6:25 am #1700934
Seems like we've drifted a bit. The OP is looking for a shelter to be used in a specific manner. i.e. tent platforms in humid buggy areas. I think a double wall free standing lightweight tent might be hard to beat with a single wall shelter. Maybe you can elaborate on what you've learned though. My experiences have been primarily in double wall tents (and occasionally cowboy camping w/just a bivy) so admittedly, I don't really know a whole lot about single wall shelter options
nateFeb 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm #1700524
Also, for those not familiar with the platforms, usually there are eye bolts available around the perimeter of the platforms to tie off too. sometimes requires getting a little creative if more than one tent are sharing a platformFeb 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm #1700520
I just got a big sky tent that will be used in a similar way up in the Whites on tent platforms. Tent is very nice. Not cheap, and I would recommend finding out if your choice is in stock
Another option might be the Easton Kilo that just came out. Double wall, free standing 2P tent at just over 2lbsFeb 23, 2011 at 4:53 am #1700355
Let us know how it is. I was very interested when I first heard about this tent. Ultimately I went for a BS Revolution 3P for a bit more volume (and a weight penalty) but still very curious to hear about the Kilo and the poles in particular.Feb 20, 2011 at 6:41 am #1699031
sending PMFeb 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm #1698613
sent you a PMFeb 16, 2011 at 8:42 am #1697368
I'll take the Ex Light. sending PMFeb 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm #1695449
I'll take the alpine bivy. PM sent
NateJan 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm #1682129
I'll take it. sending PMJan 5, 2011 at 5:05 am #1680651
PM sentJan 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm #1680226
Thanks. Just picked one up for myself