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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:30 am 
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Tarptent Moment single wall. Compact, light, quick setup, very wind resistant. Fits me + minimal gear inside. Tall people need not apply :biggrin:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:52 am 
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nicholi1222 wrote:
Coleman Sundome 2 person, about 6 pounds. Just enough room for a rider and gear.

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A better look here http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-2000007822-Sundome-2-Person-Tent/dp/B004J2KDH0/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1422458956&sr=8-4&keywords=coleman+sundome


+1 on the Coleman!

It has a tarp like bath tub floor that stays dry and has enough thickness to insulate a bit.

The only concern I've had is water getting in during a heavy rain storm. This year I fixed that by applying several cans of KIWI Camp Dry water proofing spray. If you do this let the tent air out for a day or two before use, lest you become a zombie!

At about $40 you can get a new one every season but so far, mine has shown no signs of failure.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:44 am 
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For moto camping I use my rei 2 person plus tent. Very nice and long enough for my 6'4" body. Most standard tents won't accomodate my size. It packs down small and fits into my wolfman rollie bag nicely.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:15 pm 
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I got this one last summer. Nemo Galaxi 2P. Comes with footprint, stakes, etc. Two entrances and when you stake out the rain fly you have big vestibule for boots, etc. back and front of tent.

I can fit me, my bags and all my other gear in there wth room to sit up. Packs small, light and I can attest that it is waterproof. Width when packed is 18" so it can fit in most any duffel.

Sets up in minutes. Tears down fast too and actually fits back in the bags it came in. :biggrin:

http://www.amazon.com/Nemo-NEMO-Equipme ... B00IOZV6A6

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I tried a 1 / 1.5 man tent, and I fit. Vestibule could keep my gear covered but it was too claustrophobic. Plus if it rained you'd just have to get in there and lie down. So I'll go with nothing smaller than a 2 person that I can sit up in. Makes changing clothes easier too.

Another option I have been looking at is a surplus USMC 2 man combat tent. Waterproof, traps in visible light, and hides you from IR devices. If that's like a requirement.

Here are the specs:

http://www.eurekamilitarytents.com/tents/combat.cfm

http://www.diamondbrandgear.com/cat/mil ... ombat_tent

SnugPak also makes some good stuff. I like "The Bunker" model.

http://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/tents-shelters

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:30 pm 
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LostInPA wrote:
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Is that Raystown Lake?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:31 pm 
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Dunno. It's a stock photo I grabbed to show what it looks like. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:38 pm 
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It's been a long time since I have done tent camping.

I just picked up the Ozark Trail 3 man tent today and a sleeping bag.

The 3 man was lighter than the recommended backpacking tent available :fool:

The price was right and in the older thread, it came highly recommended.

This weekend I'm heading up to see the familia, hoping to get out to MRA or AOAA for a Friday to Sunday riding event RSN.

However, we have a social obligation and I'm on call in May.

Work may actually interfere with having a life at that point... :s_cry


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:43 pm 
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LostInPA wrote:
Dunno. It's a stock photo I grabbed to show what it looks like. :biggrin:

Sure looks like it could be; especially down below marker 23...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:49 pm 
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I have a Koppen Hamr 3-Person Tent. Even at 96"x74"x63", if you have no gear that needs to go inside the tent then you may be lucky to get two people in there. :)

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It packs up pretty tightly and weighs in under 6 pounds with poles/stakes. Unlike a lot of tents it rolls up quickly and easily. Really a nice travel tent; I once lugged the thing all the way to Alaska and back.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:43 am 
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I'll put in another good word for the Ozark Trail Tents. Last year, I used the 2-Man tent, which actually seems large enough for 3 people. For one person, it has plenty of room. I used it for 3 nights so far with no problems. The first night it rained, and it held up just fine.

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Best thing is it's only about $30. Can't go wrong with at least trying it out. I would definitely make the same choice again if I were buying a new tent.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-7 ... 2/34109040

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