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Offline cvandervort

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2019, 05:10:17 PM »
Wanna try floorless on the cheap? Mountainsmith LT!
Got one off a member here a few years ago - put a stove jack in it - works great!
Not as much headroom as some of the other ones, but the price was right, and Iíve fit 2 guys plus gear.


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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2019, 06:57:31 PM »
I run the Seekoutside Redcliff when itís more than just myself. The stove is definitely a game changer in the nasty weather. We sat in snow and below freezing early this spring on a shed hunting trip and we were soooo hot in there! Yep, we had little chairs and a bottle of bourbon too. Had to open both doors and the top vent wide open for a bit because it was just so dang hot in there.
    You do get condensation, but eh, I just give the walls a quick wipe down and itís all good. I know it bothers some people, but doesnít seem to bother us much.
  I really like not having to take my boots off in my floorless too. Havenít had any bug or rodent problems as of yet, but that doesnít bother me to much either. I think my entire set up with center pole and steaks with stove and 8ft stove pipe Iím at just around 10 lbs. not bad for a Bitchin backcountry heated camp!
   How big where those steaks ? 12 oz New Yorks ?    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2019, 09:24:43 PM »
I was in the exact same situation that you were in.  I decided to check out a company out of Forks Wa called LUXE.  They make Tipi style tents that are also stove compatible.  I went with their 3-man Hexpeak XL tipi, and it worked out great for me when i went camping up in the cascades scouting for some mule deer.  They do sell inner tents if you want to have a mixture of a tipi style and traditional style tent.  They're significantly cheaper than Kifaru and Seek outside tents, and as far as i can tell built just as well.  If you show up to their brick and mortar store, they do have a few tents that people have returned at a pretty good discount.  They also set up three different tents for me to experiment with when i drove over from Whidbey Island to check them out.  Their customer service is on point, and they were honest with me about any conerns i had.  It's well worth the drive over there if you have the chance just to see everything in person before dropping a few hundred bucks on something.
If only they were open on Saturday....

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2019, 08:47:43 PM »

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #34 on: March 07, 2020, 08:31:55 PM »
Floorless or not floorless seems to be a personal thing aside from the heat aspect. I tried it, didn't like it and just sold my last floorless shelter. Bottom line is you gotta try for yourself. Adjustments can be made for condensation is what I've found.

What didn't you like about it? I'm about to buy a Seekoutside cimarron & a U-turn stove.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2020, 08:51:08 PM »
I was running floorless pyramid style tents when I was into backpacking and mountaineering....way before I was into hunting.  I had a  black diamond Megamid and then a Go Lite hexa-mid tent with the lighter fabric.  For a 2-3 persons (or 4 in a pinch) it's hard to beat the weight to space ratio.  And simplicity and ability to run them with cut poles or trekking poles.  Camped in the Alaska range, Mt. Rainier and other high peaks in tough weather and they held up.  Oly Pen for winter steelhead season.

Condensation is a problem if you pitch it on moist ground in the sun.  Especially sandy river banks!  Ground tarps, candles, stoves, ventilation and only pitching it at dusk mitigates that.  You can double duty your tarp for a cleaning surface for butchering your elk.

I still use the Go Lite...it's close to 18 years old now.  I'm thinking of upgrading to a Seek Outside Cimmeron with a stove jack to keep it toasty in the 4th season.  Seek Outside is knocking it out of the park with their seam construction, extra tie-outs and customer service. 

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2020, 07:49:27 AM »
Had a kifaru tipi. Did not like it. By the time you get the tipi , the liner, the stove. Then collect wood for the stove itís a pain in the butt. Condensation was always a issue. Takes a pretty good size level spot to set up to. Switched to a 3 person big angus tent and a good Low temp EE quilt. Couldnít be happier with this set up. Lots of room for one person or two people with your gear stored inside the tent with you. Camped at 11,500í High hint in Colorado. Thunderstorms and rain. Worked well.
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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2020, 08:22:31 AM »
Im running the seek redcliff with there sxl stove.  Built a pellet adapter for the stove for truck camping works awesome!

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2020, 09:25:46 AM »
Had a kifaru tipi. Did not like it. By the time you get the tipi , the liner, the stove. Then collect wood for the stove itís a pain in the butt. Condensation was always a issue. Takes a pretty good size level spot to set up to. Switched to a 3 person big angus tent and a good Low temp EE quilt. Couldnít be happier with this set up. Lots of room for one person or two people with your gear stored inside the tent with you. Camped at 11,500í High hint in Colorado. Thunderstorms and rain. Worked well.

For me the tipi's use is very narrow - only use when a stove needed - i.e. wet or snowy,  stay more than one night in an area, two or more guys staying in it.  Usually guys sleeping in individual one/two man tents and a common firepit / tarp works best and sets up in minutes with little or no condensation issues. 

But if you are coming into camp wet, its worth it to fire stove up, hang clothes and get ready for tomorrows hunt.   

But with Merino wool and Chugach raingear and two spare pairs of sox I can stay pretty dry anyway.  Just shed layers before sweating.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2020, 02:48:22 PM »
Any recommendations for a tent tent?  Looking to upgrade my 5lb 2 man to something lighter.  Seriously looking at the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 (3lb 1 oz).  Any other light options for a 2 man tent?

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #40 on: April 02, 2020, 03:10:58 PM »
I love my copper spur. I am not a floorless shelter guy though. Camofire has a good selection of tents today. I think they have the copper spur you mentioned

 


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