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Old 03-31-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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If you're really cold averse, try one of these tents.


Elk camp this past fall. Boulder Montana.


The next day-


single digits that night. I kept the fire going in the tent and jumped to the camper around 2a.m.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Or one of these on the ice- slept in there once this past winter. Again single digits.



I can sleep anywhere outside as long as the wind is kept at bay!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: California
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Default What's wrong with a tent?

Nothing at all, I love camping in a tent
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Surfing the threads and thought I'd see what had been posted on here. lol One thing on tents is I would love to have one of the old canvas tents instead of these super thin ones that drown you in the rain. But checked on some and they are way to expensive. Not too many people want to sell the old ones any more.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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If you're really cold averse, try one of these tents.


Elk camp this past fall. Boulder Montana.


The next day-


single digits that night. I kept the fire going in the tent and jumped to the camper around 2a.m.
I thought about dragging the camper out for an overnight adventure a couple weeks ago. It snowed 8" that weekend. I couldn't get my wife talked into it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Aww man! It's awesome to winter camp! That's the best time of year in my book.

Nothing beats snowshoeing for a while then coming back to a cozy evening in the camper with a little wine, light dinner then a good nights sleep while the wind blows around you..

When I was elk hunting I was by myself during that storm that blew in (dumped several feet overnight with low temps). But I still had a good time with a buddy!



My friend has the most awesome black lab..
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: California
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Surfing the threads and thought I'd see what had been posted on here. lol One thing on tents is I would love to have one of the old canvas tents instead of these super thin ones that drown you in the rain. But checked on some and they are way to expensive. Not too many people want to sell the old ones any more.
Yeah I had a canvas tent for many years, they are much warmer than the thin nylon tents of today.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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The last few years I've camped off an adventure motorcycle, hitting the backcountry. Great (and inexpensive) way to see places few people do.

This year, the wife and I are going a different route, with a "Class B" motorhome (aka camper van). I like that the setup consists of putting it in "park" and teardown="drive".
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:51 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I have never had luck with tents. Then again, all of my tent experiences have been on the beach (Texas coast) and have involved insane amounts of wind, inability to keep the tent staked, missing poles, etc. Did I mention that the tents were always my mother's tents and she always swore that they had all the parts and were ready to go? I spent too many trips waking up to a tent that had collapsed on us all. I'm tent inept, or just need a better tent anyway.

I still think I'd like to give it another shot. My only other objection is the heat. Most of our free time is in summer, so tent camping in summer means never-ending hellishly hot temps. Makes me think about a popup instead. Or moving out of Texas.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I have never had luck with tents. Then again, all of my tent experiences have been on the beach (Texas coast) and have involved insane amounts of wind, inability to keep the tent staked, missing poles, etc. Did I mention that the tents were always my mother's tents and she always swore that they had all the parts and were ready to go? I spent too many trips waking up to a tent that had collapsed on us all. I'm tent inept, or just need a better tent anyway.

I still think I'd like to give it another shot. My only other objection is the heat. Most of our free time is in summer, so tent camping in summer means never-ending hellishly hot temps. Makes me think about a popup instead. Or moving out of Texas.
If you're borrowing a tent, it's always a good idea to set it up in the yard, before you go. It's like borrowing a jigsaw puzzle....there's always a piece missing.
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