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Offline nclonghunter

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Re: Tents?
« Reply #30 on: July 28, 2019, 08:05:49 AM »
Just to mention the cots, I have used the XL cot with pad for several years. It is very comfortable and well made. My buddy has one also and we put out plastic totes under the cot in the tent. Good way to keep your stuff until you need it. Having said that I have also realized the XL cot is a lot more cot than what I need. It takes up a lot of room in the smaller cabin style tents. I purchased a narrower military sized cot and pad and find it just as comfortable. Solo camping the XL is great but with a couple guys in the tent those big cots can use a lot of space. Try a narrower one and see if it works for you.
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Re: Tents?
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2019, 08:06:51 AM »











Today I was able to do a test run on my new tent set up as well as my cot/pad.

All I can say is this is going to be a very comfortable and cozy set up. 
My daughter definitely approves. :)


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You didn't want the challenge of setting it up for the first time at O dark 30 on the mountain?  :haha:
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Re: Tents?
« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2019, 08:07:58 AM »
It looks like a nice setup Dan. :upthumb:
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Re: Tents?
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2019, 12:15:20 PM »
Has anyone tried a CVT or Roof top tent?

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Re: Tents?
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2019, 05:16:58 PM »











Today I was able to do a test run on my new tent set up as well as my cot/pad.

All I can say is this is going to be a very comfortable and cozy set up. 
My daughter definitely approves. :)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


You didn't want the challenge of setting it up for the first time at O dark 30 on the mountain?  :haha:


 :haha: :haha: :haha: 
I almost wish I did because it was 97 degrees out and humid when I did it!

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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2019, 08:59:53 AM »
Looks awesome, how long did it take you?  Also I see on youtube where you can sew in your own tent stove jack.  I might give that a try...
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Re: Tents?
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2019, 09:41:11 AM »
Has anyone tried a CVT or Roof top tent?


I personally don't like the roof top tents. They're extremely expensive for what they are.

If you have a truck you can likely find a slide in camper for the same price or a similar price and it will do a much better job. If you have an SUV build a platform for the trunk and sleep inside, it'll be warmer and cheaper in the long run.

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« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2020, 12:11:46 PM »
Has anyone tried a CVT or Roof top tent?


I personally don't like the roof top tents. They're extremely expensive for what they are.

If you have a truck you can likely find a slide in camper for the same price or a similar price and it will do a much better job. If you have an SUV build a platform for the trunk and sleep inside, it'll be warmer and cheaper in the long run.

i didnt like them either.  but if you see how fast they set up, it makes a GREAT argument.  i HATE putting up a tent in the rain.   plus they are all lined on the floor with a mattress.  i wouldnt ever want one on top of my truck, but if i had one of those Adventure Compact trailers, it would be awesome.

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Re: Tents?
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2020, 04:12:43 AM »
So, I've just picked up base camp tent in Indiana.
A 2020 American Hauler tent /trailer

Running e track so I can fasten it all and cots on the bar system and straps, all sorts of goodies

Carry atv, cooler, gear, animal, generator, 12v hook up, lights, camera.....
I am new to this.... all the help is appreciated for 2020 hunt!

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« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2020, 04:06:48 PM »
I have loved my Kodiak 10x14.  I also put a piece of outdoor carpet inside to make it a little nicer and quieter.  A Mr. Buddy heater has worked perfectly up to 10k feet elevation too.


I did add the vestibule to the fly and it is a total game changer.  Quite frankly, I was shocked at how much I like that part.  I will try to attach a picture for you to see it.


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Re: Tents?
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2020, 10:02:55 AM »
I bought a used Cabela's Alaknak 9.5ft x 9.5ft wall tent with a vestibule last summer, and put a small Colorado barrel stove in it. It was awesome! Very comfortable for two or three guys with cots.

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« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2021, 10:30:14 PM »
The REI Base Camp 6 is a great choice for those looking to dip their toes into colder, windier, and rainier adventures. With a study 4 pole structure and thick, strong materials, this tent is ready to take on the harsh world of both teenagers and bad weather camping. And thanks to a 27 sq ft front vestibule, you'll have options to cook and store your gear safely out of the elements. You can always count on REI tents to have boatloads of pockets, great headroom, and a clean aesthetic style the Base Camp boasts all of that and more.
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