Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!

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Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!

Post by dogbane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:07 am

Pics encouraged; comments permitted. Post pics of tents, tarps, bivvies, hammocks or any other portable shelter with the exception of recreational vehicles. Pop-up trailers and Jeep tents are okay. ETA: Hand-built woodcraft shelters can be included.

Here's my canvas range tent, good for car camping or mule train:
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These were ubiquitous across the prairie in the late 19th Century. They are highly wind resistant and easily erected by one person. It can use an interior center pole, two crossed exterior poles, or be suspended from a tree branch.

Here is what I used this past weekend:
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There were three to five heavy rains during the night (depending on who I talked to), which, while loud on the tarp did not otherwise affect me in the least, as I stayed completely dry under my shelter. It's an 11'x11' tarp, about 30" of which I folded under for a floor where I could stow my gear. The only thing I would do differently is to tie the downhill end of the fly a little lower so rain water wouldn't collect in the center.
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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by Resolute » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:24 am

Oh man, subscribing to this awesomeness... and hopefully next week I can get pics up of my single tent. I'm bugging out to a crab feast :D

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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by HurricaneDave » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:24 am

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Spent 4 nights here. Had excellent weather fortunatly. Here the tarp has been folded down, and covers less then what it did during my rest.
This can be packed and unpacked in 5 minutes tops.

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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by Blackdog » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:33 am

My Hilleberg Jannu. One fine tent.

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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by dogbane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:38 am

I already like what I'm seeing. Dave, I like the simplicity of yours (I'd like to see how it looked spread out). Blackdog, that setting is awesome. Is that in the Balkans or elsewhere? (I also like your new avatar--is that from Australia or the American southwest?)
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Post by Blackdog » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:12 am

dogbane wrote:I already like what I'm seeing. Dave, I like the simplicity of yours (I'd like to see how it looked spread out). Blackdog, that setting is awesome. Is that in the Balkans or elsewhere? (I also like your new avatar--is that from Australia or the American southwest?)
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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by Agent_Jaws » Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:52 am

Could be just me but it looks like Hurricane Dave camped near a wormhole.

Here's one I made last time I was out but didn't use, it was just for practice:

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We actually slept in a tent real similar to this one:

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Mine is a Coleman Fossil Creek, 7 x 7, weighs about 7 pounds packed. Cost $40 from Big 5 Sporting Goods, dirt cheap just to get outside. I want something fancy but just can't swing it yet, and in southern AZ there isn't much you need for a tent. I wanted to get a tipi-style tent but I'm not sure I want to deal with all the bugs and other critters crawling around.
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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by Mags » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:51 pm

"PORN"


Eureka, USMC Combat Tent.
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The North Face, Mountain Tent 25.
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Integral Designs, Unishelter Exp.
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Hennessey Hammock, Expedition Asym.
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Re: Show off your Tent Pron!

Post by dogbane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:57 pm

Mags wrote:"PORN"
Forgive me for my 1337-speak, though I should have spelled it pr0n.
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Post by Mags » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:01 pm

It's all good. I'm just overly sensitive when it comes to porn. :lol:
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Post by dogbane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:07 pm

Mags wrote:It's all good. I'm just overly sensitive when it comes to porn. :lol:
No worries. It's good to keep things pure and uncorrupted. :wink:

I like the look of that hammock system. I think that's what it's going to take to get my wife to go camping. Either that or a portable sleep number bed.
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Re: Show off your Tent pr0n!

Post by dogbane » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:32 pm

My friend John Letham's wall tent from Panther Primitives:
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Another view of my Panther Primitives range tent, with its previous owner:
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Watts and Wescott in front of Wescott's simple tarp tipi:
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I wish I had a better pic of the Whelen tent than this:
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Post by the_alias » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:46 pm

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Last set up I used.

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Testing out a hammock setup
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Post by Chef » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:13 pm

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Another Hennessey Hammock.
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Post by eugene » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Last year's
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Post by Rock2Fox » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:36 pm

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Post by Murph » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:14 pm

Bing:

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To Boom:

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Post by Dragk913 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:04 pm

Murph wrote:Bing:

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To Boom:

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Eureka Solitare.
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Post by northernxposure » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:51 pm

As much as I love to see the pics of the shelters, I love the shelters AND the backgrounds!

You all have taken some outstanding journeys!! :D


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Post by 111t » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:16 pm

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Haven't you ever heard that you should avoid setting your tarp up next to wormholes?! Sheesh. Noobs. :wink:

Seriously...
I backpack with a eureka backcountry 2:
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This is a very small dome tent with aluminum poles. It packs very compactly. for a 2 person tent.
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This is a tarp setup that is currently in some of my disaster kits and hiking daypack.

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The old standby Eureka timberline 4 (background) next to a friend's tetragon 7 (foreground)...

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Re: Show off your Tent pr0n!

Post by dogbane » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:54 am

Say, look at that there pile of leaves.
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Waitaminnit, that's not just any ordinary pile of leaves....It's...it's...a debris shelter!
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Post by Blackdog » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:14 am

Integral Designs Salathé Bivy. January in Utah gets cold enough at night where the bivy really helped out.

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Post by Lynxian » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:41 am

Just a small post so I can find this awesome thread back easily through my 'view your posts' option.

Great stuff you guys have! Gives me ideas. :) (Have none yet myself, I'm afraid.)
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Post by Sinzitu » Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:41 am

The only one I had of my North Face Rock 22. This at the end of a trip to Potomac State Forest. A couple days after a torrential downpour which were the remnants of a hurricane. Stayed dry and slept fine. it packs up fairly small though is probably a little heavier than I would like if I had to hike with it for any great distance.

My bugout vehicle is in the background. I've since added a set of rock sliders to it since this photo.

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