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Old 02-23-12, 03:59 PM   #1
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A very interesting question guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

heyy....just wander what tents u have, why u have them and what are the best tents.....
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omg first comment, im so excited!
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That is a very interesting question!!!!!!!!!!!
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I always have GOOD-IN-TENTS!
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Old 02-23-12, 04:36 PM   #6
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so maybe we talk regarding tents?
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I have an REI Taj 3. I have it because someone gave me a gift certificate there, and I liked the mesh ceiling for nights when you don't need the rain fly. Which one is best depends what you're going to do with it.

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IBMTF.

I had a small two person Columbia tent that I did a lot of backpacking with back in the mid 80's. It always smelled a little funny but not enough to justify buying a new one.

More importantly...where do you store your tent?
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well I usualy have bad in-Tent..... but am always con-tent....

I have a 2 person Mountain Hardware tent. It is very light in the bag and good enough for most temperatures. Its tiny but usually Im the only one sleeping in it
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This is such an in Tents question.
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I had a small two person Columbia tent that I did a lot of backpacking with back in the mid 80's. It always smelled a little funny but not enough to justify buying a new one.
Did you put it away without letting it dry (from the morning dew or from rain) once? Mine started to smell a little mildewy after doing that, and it turns out you can ignore the part where it says "do not wash."

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I have a 2 person Mountain Hardware tent. It is very light in the bag and good enough for most temperatures. Its tiny but usually Im the only one sleeping in it
I went camping with my girlfriend and bike once. The girl offered to sleep in the car so I could store the bike in the tent and make sure no one stole it. I was wise enough not to take her up on it...
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well good points....i kept reading articles and various posts regarding tents and it seems no one bothers to get bigger tent with vestibule for bike...well unfortunately i have never done camping and don't know...is it secure to leave bike outside?
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I'm a big fan of the pluperfect.
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well good points....i kept reading articles and various posts regarding tents and it seems no one bothers to get bigger tent with vestibule for bike...well unfortunately i have never done camping and don't know...is it secure to leave bike outside?
Bears have been known to steal bikes and runaway to the circus.

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well good points....i kept reading articles and various posts regarding tents and it seems no one bothers to get bigger tent with vestibule for bike...well unfortunately i have never done camping and don't know...is it secure to leave bike outside?
No.

But sometimes you can get away with it. I laid a deflated raft over the bike at night. Most people in a campground probably aren't thieves, and came to enjoy nature, not to find a bike. On the other hand, a campground could be easy pickings if you wanted to take other peoples' things. Anyway, a tent large enough to keep your bike in is obviously going to be heavier than a smaller tent, and if you're thinking about a bike tour, weight might be important to you, because you'll have a lot of other stuff as well.
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i was thinking to get double tent with little vestibule to store luggage and trailer....any suggestions?
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black diamonds are awesome
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I'm a big fan of the pluperfect.


i'm partial to aorist myself.
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yes but they are expensive
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I have different tents and a hammock that I use. When I am touring, i us ea 2-3 person tent, (Coleman or Kelty) The Kelty is nicer but not any easier to construct in the dark. If I know there will be tree coverage where I am, I might just bring a hammock and a tarp to build a roof if needed. I use an ENO (Eagles Nest Outfitters) pro hammock and pro straps, but for either ENO or Hennessy you can purchase canopies for them. Tents are tricky, because shelter is necessity but not if the costs are greater than the benefits. (Needs to be light enough to not slow you down, easy enough erect and break down and quality enough not to leave you in a pool of water if it is damp out.

Kelty, Marmot, Cabella's, Black Diamond. All good stuff.
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i was thinking to get double tent with little vestibule to store luggage and trailer....any suggestions?
A double tent? Would that make you two tents?

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This is what happens when Tom leaves us on our own for a bit, isn't it?
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heyy....just wander what tents u have, why u have them and what are the best tents.....
Maybe the "Touring" forum ?

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/47-Touring
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