Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:25 pm

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:
CG wrote: Apparently not. I thought he was just translating badly. :lol:
Isn't 'palo duro' Spainish for 'hard stick'?
Yes. If you mean "Spainish" as "what they speak in Spain."
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:26 pm

CG wrote:So, I'm totally going over budget.

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 + footprint from Campmor.

Why?

Because you can set up the rain fly with the footprint and basically have a sun shelter, and I live in the freakin' desert.
Or not. I can't get myself to checkout, because I don't like being broke.

Grrrrr.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:28 pm

CG wrote:
Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:
CG wrote: Apparently not. I thought he was just translating badly. :lol:
Isn't 'palo duro' Spainish for 'hard stick'?
Yes. If you mean "Spainish" as "what they speak in Spain."
Would you feel better if I said it was Latin, because on this particular phrase I think it is the same.

ETA: https://www.google.com/search?q=palo+du ... ent=safari
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:43 pm

CG wrote:
CG wrote:So, I'm totally going over budget.

Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 + footprint from Campmor.

Why?

Because you can set up the rain fly with the footprint and basically have a sun shelter, and I live in the freakin' desert.
Or not. I can't get myself to checkout, because I don't like being broke.

Grrrrr.

I called and got permission to go over budget.

It's ordered.

I might be eating rice and tuna from the pantry, but it's ordered. :-P
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Did you see the video in chat about cooking rice and tuna in the bush?
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:33 pm

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:Did you see the video in chat about cooking rice and tuna in the bush?
Nope, missed that one.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:44 pm

Basically- open the tuna can, lay a piece of absorbent paper over it (unscented TP), light it. Instant sterno can, cook the rice over it. And I've heard the tuna cooked like that is quite tasty.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by teotwaki » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:15 pm

Well heck, pretty cool!

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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:31 pm

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:Basically- open the tuna can, lay a piece of absorbent paper over it (unscented TP), light it. Instant sterno can, cook the rice over it. And I've heard the tuna cooked like that is quite tasty.
Sounds spiffy! Most of the places I'd be going have a burn ban, sadly.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:41 pm

That makes me a sad panda bear. :(

How are you going to eat rice then?
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by Hiroshima_Morphine » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:42 pm

Thanks, Teo! I couldn't find it.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:10 pm

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:That makes me a sad panda bear. :(

How are you going to eat rice then?
Jetboil.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by moab » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:10 am

The sweet spot is between 100-150. I like the marmot trailite 2p. But you want a full rain fly and a full bottom. Probably the best place to look for deals is the eureka outlet. each tent is graded used on different levels. and very cheap. keep an eye on the site it changes daily.

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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by FlashDaddy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:44 pm

Every time we camp in Texas there is a burn ban, no campfires. And it's fairly cool in the winter. I think the tuna can fuel trick would be exempt though, since it is canned fuel. I had a eureka two person tent I got in 2000 and used until are family grew. I gave it to a friend who is still using it. Eureka is a great brand. Campsaver.com has the Eureka solitaire for 89.95 with free shipping. I know you have your tent but perhaps others will see this post. The tent is at http://www.campsaver.com/eureka-solitai ... n#tabshere. It is 2 lbs 9oz. Campsaver has a lot of good stuff at good prices. And I don't work there or for them.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by CG » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks y'all, and I have no issues with continuing suggestions in here, as I'd looked before posting and didn't find what I was looking for.

The bad part is, I have the gear, but I realized that while I might be able to hike in some places, that doesn't mean I'd be able to do it with a pack. Working on increasing stamina and strength now.
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Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

Post by OMark » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:59 am

I think you're on the right track with ALPS Mountaineering stuff, the make some of the best quality stuff for cheap. On the other hand have you considered a camping hammock with tarp? You could get a decent setup for around you price point. If you are stuck on tents, I scored my ALPS tent off https://www.steepandcheap.com/ and it's worth keeping your eyes peeled on there because tents pop up quite often.
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