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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2022, 01:21:29 PM »
Pro tip....ditch those poles guys. Tie a knot in one of your guy lines the length of your pole and just cut one when you get to your camp site. If there's wood to be burned in your stove there is a branch somewhere the length you need. It's stronger than the pole you would be packing and saves a good bit of weight and space. Plus any smaller branches on it can be cut down to 1" stubs that you can hang clothes, socks, lights, etc on.

What may seem obvious to some isn't to others.

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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2022, 02:07:01 PM »
   d. I like it so much I want a silex with a nest. That's my bank account complaining.

I am miles ahead of you.  I used the Cimarron last year (fine for two guys), but one of my partners had the Silex, which I liked so much that I bought it, too.

I have the GoLite stove for the Cimarron, and just bought parts to shrink it down for the Silex.

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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2022, 02:17:17 PM »
I used mine on a 10 day Goat hunt in the ONP.  We saw rain, sun and snow.  Some wind but we were pretty well sheltered from that. 

Two guys using it for 10 days and we were still friends afterwards!

I put tyvek in for a floor liner and had a nest for my side.  This is the Cimarron Lite with the large U-turn Ti stove and a 7 foot pipe.

We used horses so weight was not an issue but space was.
My weight was 7.769 lbs for
  - Shelter, 12 stakes, 3 guy-lines in bag
  - Center pole
  - Half Nest
  - U-Turn Large Ti Stove with 7 foot pipe

Add 0.7 lbs for a 5x8 Tyvek ground tarp

The photo with it all broken down shows size - I have replaced the cordura stove bag with a Tyvek bag and that change is reflected in my weight count above.



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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2022, 02:20:04 PM »
I like that you can pitch them just about anywhere.  Right over a large rock if you want and you can use the rock as a table!
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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 06:16:22 PM »
My Lux 8person. Large for backcountry, but an awesome, solid tent!
That Sword is more important than the Shield!

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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2022, 07:22:42 PM »
I'm a fan of hybrid systems. I run as little as a a borah bivy with my quilt and air mattress. Minimal precip and I will add a 5x9 silnylon flat tarp. Extended stays with precip and I run the Silex with my lite outdoors 12" stove. If it's more then just me I would go up to the cimarron and and swap up to the 18" body for my stove. I like hunting in a group and having the 2-person shelter is nice, but staying mobile with my single person Silex allows me to split off and the group can cover more ground.

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Re: Backcountry Hot Tents
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 05:24:50 AM »
Our group went with the Luxe octopeak. I read all the reviews before we purchased it, but the deal was too good to pass up. We had zero issues. Shipping was fast and tent seems good. This is the first year we'll be using it.  It's been out on one scouting trip so far and we liked it. Definitely not a 6 person though.  I'd say 3-4 and 3 with the stove.

 


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