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Talk me into or out of
A tarp tent stratospire 1. There is probably other obvious reasons other than if you can't get stakes in the ground your screwed. I love the light weight, a ton of ventilation, and not to expensive.
Will be using it for back country elk in September.
Ok bowsite experts what say ya'll, set name straight.
I know Beendare is a fan of tarptents. Maybe he will chime in.
Splitlimb13, I have thought about a bivy but when I think of a prolonged period of rain I do not want to be stuck in one. How do you keep your pack and gear dry?
Lots of good reviews on Tarp Tents. I believe Cheesehead Mike is a fan as well.
You might want to post this on the elk forum and put "Tarp Tent" in the title. Probably get a lot more responses.
I have the Double Rainbow and I like it. It does get some condensation but I think that's par for the course for a single wall tent...
Tarp tents are pretty cool, I looked at those but instead bought a tipi. Bivys are overrated-try being stuck in one in bad weather...
I've considered the same tent but am happy with a regular 3 season. My one experience with a single wall on a wet hunt didn't go well. I experience was part of the issue.
Cheese and Glunt the single wall is the reason I am not considering the double rainbow. The stratospire is a double wall.
I'm a big floorless/stove combo guy! Only takes one long prolonged precipitation event to convert you forever!
Not for $310....you got half a tent...lol
Yeah, i'm a fan of those Tarptents; made in US, great quality, super light....whats not to like. I've had the same Tarptent I use every year for 20 years or so. I'm not the only one that likes them....the backpacking light crowd loves them too.
They are really good on the phone too....ask them which tent is best for you.
For ground that stakes won't go in to or pull too easily, small tough cloth bags with a rope attached. Fill with small rocks and put heavy ones on top or bury.
Spent a week on a gravel beach using them.
I want a tarp tent as well. Would love the paratarp from kifaru, but if you buy this you can give is a review! And I'm all about other people buying things to tell me about them.
Tyvek and a tarp tent is supposed to be great.