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Old 03-13-16, 08:33 AM
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Mountain hardware drifter 2,sadly discontinued,awesome size and weight for travel.
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Old 03-13-16, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by doublegg66 View Post
Mountain hardware drifter 2,sadly discontinued,awesome size and weight for travel.
i have the Mountain Hardware Spear GT2 also great tent bit heavy 3.5kg also discontinued pity. i can never find a video on it.
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I have a Big Agnes Copper Spur 2, the cross bar on top greatly increases the interior room. Great for 1 person and gear. 3 lb 2 oz. Kinda pricey at $400. but I got mine at $300. The Copper spur 3 at $500 should be good for 2 people, 4 lb. The zpacks plex tents are said to be great but about twice the price. but about 1/2 the weight.
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Old 03-13-16, 02:01 PM
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I thought this thread was about actually showing us your shelters.
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Old 03-13-16, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I thought this thread was about actually showing us your shelters.
+1 preferably in action on tour In that vein here's another of my Big Agnes in the desert:

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Old 03-13-16, 04:38 PM
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That's a whole lot of tent! How tightly does that pack down?

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ok

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Old 03-14-16, 11:53 PM
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Last year we upgraded to a 5lb MSR Mutha Hubba NX. Yeah, itís expensive but, love the space!
Saltspring Island 2015.

Also have a cheap little 3 lb Canadian Tire tent that I modified and like it better than many of the small expensive ones when camping solo in nice weather.
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Old 03-15-16, 06:25 AM
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Here's my Tarptent Contrail at Colonial Creek campground in the Cascades. Weight 1.7lbs, cost $200. Roomy for one and packs down small.


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Here's my Tarptent Contrail at Colonial Creek campground in the Cascades.
I loved that place. Stayed there twice heading W-E over the passes. The first time an Osprey swooped down and snagged a fish out of the lake.
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I loved that place. Stayed there twice heading W-E over the passes. The first time an Osprey swooped down and snagged a fish out of the lake.
Yes, going East from Colonial Creek is a great ride, particularly when you get to the Mazama General Store after Rainy and Washington Passes and can have a sandwich and a big piece of pie. This isn't a tent, but the place to stay in the evening is the North Cascades Mountain Hostel in Winthrop, just $25 for a bunk.

North Cascades Mountain Hostel - Providing affordable communal lodging and accommodations to those seeking adventure in North Central Washington.

or there's the Bicycle Barn on the road between Mazama and Winthrop.

https://www.facebook.com/BarnBicycleCamping/



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Yes, going East from Colonial Creek is a great ride, particularly when you get to the Mazama General Store after Rainy and Washington Passes and can have a sandwich and a big piece of pie. This isn't a tent, but the place to stay in the evening is the North Cascades Mountain Hostel in Winthrop, just $25 for a bunk.

North Cascades Mountain Hostel - Providing affordable communal lodging and accommodations to those seeking adventure in North Central Washington.

or there's the Bicycle Barn on the road between Mazama and Winthrop.

https://www.facebook.com/BarnBicycleCamping/



I first did it with ACA's group self-contained Northern Tier tour right near the end of May. The area had seen record winter snowfall. At some pint it started to rain on the way up. The rain turned to snow before we hit Rainy, and it was also snowing on Washington. The sign for Washington was almost completely covered with snow. I stopped at the Mazama store and had hot apple cider.

I know the Bike Barn didn't exist back then (1999), and I don't think the hostel did either. We stayed at the Winthrop KOA for two nights. I crossed again the following year. It was cold and there was snow on all around on the ground, but it stayed dry.

From 1999 near the summit of Washington:

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Old 03-15-16, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by nun View Post
Yes, going East from Colonial Creek is a great ride, particularly when you get to the Mazama General Store after Rainy and Washington Passes and can have a sandwich and a big piece of pie. This isn't a tent, but the place to stay in the evening is the North Cascades Mountain Hostel in Winthrop, just $25 for a bunk.

North Cascades Mountain Hostel - Providing affordable communal lodging and accommodations to those seeking adventure in North Central Washington.

or there's the Bicycle Barn on the road between Mazama and Winthrop.

https://www.facebook.com/BarnBicycleCamping/



say nun whats in the saddlebag.
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Old 03-15-16, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by antokelly View Post
say nun whats in the saddlebag.
My gear. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes, cooking set etc.

https://wheelsofchance.wordpress.com.../25/gear-list/
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Old 03-15-16, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by nun View Post
My gear. Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothes, cooking set etc.

https://wheelsofchance.wordpress.com.../25/gear-list/
fantastic set up.thanks for that.
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Old 03-17-16, 02:07 PM
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Alps mountaineering mystique 1.5. Nice tent for the money- not the lightest tent but not bad.

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Old 03-17-16, 08:50 PM
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Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2. The best cheap tent you can buy. Can often be found for $100. I like it for the very easy entry and great ventilation.

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I like my one-man tent. 1.1 kg total, enough room for two panniers inside, and the other two easily in the vestibule (I am not a big guy). And small tents are easier to fit in the only tiny flat spot when wild camping.



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Here's our svelte beauty:


About 15.5 lbs...glad this was my last tour lugging it. Now my girlfriend gets to tote it while I pull a lighter dog.
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Dome on the right is my 6 year old or so REI QuarterDome T2. I think REI has subsequently changed the design; I don't know the new version. This one has been quite sturdy, no complaints at all.

On the left is my pard's 1 man Tarptent from Henry Shires, similar vintage. I don't know the model name. He loves it, pitches with 2 trekking poles although a dedicated pole set is available.

Pic taken last August, but not on a bike trip, at Rough Lake in Custer N.F., Montana.
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Here's my Tarptent Contrail at Colonial Creek campground in the Cascades. Weight 1.7lbs, cost $200. Roomy for one and packs down small.
I love my Tarptent Notch for backpacking! So light, small, and so well thought out design that it literally blows the brand name stuff out of the woods! And I love supporting a local American hand made product compared to some huge Chinese corporation. If I hadn't already had one, I'd probably not consider anything but a Tarptent again. But having the cheap tent is nice when conditions might be harsh and your not really needing to be a weight weenie.


Henry Shires Tarptent Notch 1lb 11oz. Double walled. That is using hiking poles for tent poles though, for bike-camping you'd have to add his optional poles to it.


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Old 03-22-16, 07:46 AM
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Big Agnes Fly Creek Platinum UL1. At $500, it was absurd in price, but I bought it used so it wasn't too bad. I ended up reselling this tent after Colorado and sleeping in a bivy for the last two years, but I just bought back in to a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 at $143.00, so I guess I'm back in a tent!


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Originally Posted by 2ering View Post
Here's our svelte beauty:


About 15.5 lbs...glad this was my last tour lugging it. Now my girlfriend gets to tote it while I pull a lighter dog.
Sleeping for 6 with a farmers porch?
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Nice pic!
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Sleeping for 6 with a farmers porch?
We make the butler stay in the porch.
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Here's our svelte beauty:


About 15.5 lbs...glad this was my last tour lugging it. Now my girlfriend gets to tote it while I pull a lighter dog.
Isn't that a Hilleberg Keron? Do you fit two bikes inside the vestibule, like the company advertises? Also, I thought that it weighed "only" about 12 pounds.
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