"pitch a tent"
"pitch a tent"
Whatever tent is on sale at Walmart. But then again, I'm in Florida and the tent user us my son, in the backyard. I guess "the best" tent depends on what you want to use it for? You gonna carry it on your car, bike, backpack? Snowy weather, rainy season? One time thing or weekend camper/prepper? Zombie resistant?
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I'm not sure of the brand but it was on sale at Target
We have met the enemy and they is us.
We have 3 right now.
My first tent is a 2-man backpacking tent, and old one by Sierra Designs I think. It is somewhat triangular in cross section, typical backpacking tent with telescoping aluminum poles. It was a hand-me-down from my brother in law. He used it a lot, and I've used it a lot, but it is still in good condition and works well. One thing I like about it is that the fly is an integral part of the tent, you don't have to put it on separately.
We do more car camping than backpacking so we bought a 3-person REI dome tent. It is a traditional dome tent with the telescoping poles and separate rain fly. Since there are only 2 of us that gives more room inside of the tent for our gear and clothes and so forth. The downside is that it takes a larger flat area to set it up than my smaller tents.
We bought a newer tent for backpacking by The North Face. It is an unusual design with poles that go more from end to end than side to side, and the door opens along the side instead of the end which allows a larger door and perhaps easier access. It hasn't been used very much so far.
but i need to pick from
can anyone help me to choose one?
A rainfly that can be zipped and upzipped without getting wet (from rain or dew). My small 2-door Eureka Pinnacle Pass is nice in many ways but suffers from this flaw.
Two doors, for both ease of access and better ventilation, if you can handle the added weight since most tents with two doors are small-medium+. My first Eureka (one-door) suffers from one-door stuffiness. Otherwise, a decent tent too.
Multiple guy line options (as has been previously mentioned). My newest tent, 4-person REI is a great tent but got more or less smooshed by moderate-high winds. It has to be guyed out.
Good return reputation. I returned my smooshed REI tent for a replacement, no questions were asked.
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I'd go with that REI T2. Two doors, a fly that's held up and away while zipping to avoid getting wet, decent price, good reputable company.
Splurge and get the ground cloth.
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My go to tent for the last 30 years has been the Eureka timberline 4. It's handled everything from the back yard to weeks in the Canadian wilderness. Reasonable cost, easy to set up, big enough for stuff. My kids like their REI half domes. We're not backpackers so weight doesn't really matter.
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Last edited by avtandil; 02-25-12 at 11:33 AM.
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Oh, welcome to the forums (and tell us what riding in Georgia is like!).
Georgia is divided in several parts (just imagine us states, i dont mean there are states here but...suppose)....and these parts are totally different form each other
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and all these things are totally different form each other...i mean u enter in totally different worlds.....but what is so amazing is that my country is very small...for example Moscow is much bigger then my country.....and in that tiny land there is a big variety of culture and other things listed....so in less riding u get more adventure....
its hard to explain u should see it urslef...and we have so beautiful places... also Georgia is one of the ancient countries.....so u get very old and beautiful sightseeings and ancient buildings....
bad things is that sometimes u get bad roads, filled with mud if raining and to reach some cool places u have to try hard to push ur pedals cause u r going on hills and mountains...also Georgians also knows for its hospitality so u can ask nearly everyone for shelter and i believe every true Georgian will open door and help u out with no doubt......
also these past 5 years our economy has really grown so we have some some cities (Batumi, Tbilisi, kutaisi, Signagi) really beautiful...i mean wow government did incredible job...these cities are looking great and to cycle here is also cool...especially at night when street lamps are switched on... + we also have cycle roads so u can cycle much safer i Georgia now....we are still developing country....
and what is best thing for today is that criminal rate is really low past 5 years...so its quiet here
i know my English is not perfect but i did my best