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Contributors to this thread:
Scrappy 30-Mar-18
splitlimb13 30-Mar-18
Bowfreak 30-Mar-18
Scrappy 30-Mar-18
Woods Walker 30-Mar-18
midwest 30-Mar-18
midwest 30-Mar-18
Cheesehead Mike 30-Mar-18
Surfbow 30-Mar-18
Glunt@work 30-Mar-18
Scrappy 30-Mar-18
oldgoat 30-Mar-18
Franklin 30-Mar-18
Beendare 30-Mar-18
LKH 30-Mar-18
Dyjack 30-Mar-18
From: Scrappy
30-Mar-18

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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.

From: splitlimb13
30-Mar-18
Get a bivey better

From: Bowfreak
30-Mar-18
I know Beendare is a fan of tarptents. Maybe he will chime in.

From: Scrappy
30-Mar-18
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?

From: Woods Walker
30-Mar-18
Super 8 ;-)

From: midwest
30-Mar-18
Lots of good reviews on Tarp Tents. I believe Cheesehead Mike is a fan as well.

From: midwest
30-Mar-18
You might want to post this on the elk forum and put "Tarp Tent" in the title. Probably get a lot more responses.

30-Mar-18
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...

From: Surfbow
30-Mar-18
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...

From: Glunt@work
30-Mar-18
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.

From: Scrappy
30-Mar-18
Cheese and Glunt the single wall is the reason I am not considering the double rainbow. The stratospire is a double wall.

From: oldgoat
30-Mar-18
I'm a big floorless/stove combo guy! Only takes one long prolonged precipitation event to convert you forever!

From: Franklin
30-Mar-18
Not for $310....you got half a tent...lol

From: Beendare
30-Mar-18
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.

From: LKH
30-Mar-18
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.

From: Dyjack
30-Mar-18

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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.

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