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Re: Starting out tent
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2020, 07:20:46 AM »
so lots of helpful info in this thread.. if you are on a budget, i would consider something else. Again, just an option.

no doubt you will get wet and having a way to dry your gear or have sets to change into are important. This year, my father came turkey hunting (last minute) and i was not prepared for 3. i rigged a mc enclosed trailer for  2 bunks, heat, power ect.  For this audible, i took an EZ up and backed my pickup under it at night and slept dry and warm there. Let dad stay in the heated trailer. Having a pad under and maybe an extra layer cover or heavy bivy would help retain heat as well. I brought towels to wipe down truck bed after a day of hunting, worked great for a 4 day excursion. Rained 3 of 4 nights and i stayed completely dry too!

Other point is if you are moving a lot, an EZ up is fast and not much work vs a tent...
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Re: Starting out tent
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2020, 07:51:03 AM »
A good 2 person dome tent can go up in under 2 minutes. 

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Re: Starting out tent
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2020, 08:44:31 PM »
Get a Luxe minipeak XL with a Lite outdoors titanium stove. Make sure you get the inner tent liner.

It can be 30 deg and snow rain mix in a dropping snowline and you will be 85 deg inside your nice warm bed

Best entry level tent for the $ IMHO

Then upgrade to an Alaknak 12x12 and a bigger stove if you plan to truck hunt or get a bigger luxe for 1/2 the cost

Nothing is worse than being cold wet sore and tired and havjng to crawl into a cold bed.

Im totally ruined, i cant camp without a woodstove anymore. I think with my sleeping bag, luxe tent and titanium stove im just under 5 lbs.... So you can get out and stay out, even for weekend hiking trips you can still live like a king
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Re: Starting out tent
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2020, 08:51:18 PM »
https://luxe-hiking-gear.com/ awesome tents. Not the best quality compared to kifaru or Seek or other higher end American made stuff, but IMHO best bang for the buck on the market.

https://www.liteoutdoors.com/

And that stove is WELL worth the $$. It will literally save your life if you get wet and caught in freezing conditions.

Part of the reason why I went with this setup is cuz 1) I own a sailboat and am planning an Alaska trip so if anybody falls in while transiting from the boat to shore in the dinghy it provides a warm shelter to stave off hypothermia and 2) allows extended season camping mushroom picking and hunting in a package that fits in a backpack that is comfortable enough for quick one night car camps or a week long hike

 


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