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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by NachoRoto, Dec 19, 2009.
What size is it looks like what I like.
It's the 2 person.
seams like a deacent tent. If you get the two person you could fit a twin size cheep air matress from wally world. I use a cheep mattress cause every tyme I buy a high dollar big agness (or whatever) matress, I always manage to get a hole in the dam thing about the second or third camp out. If I buy the $20 dollar matress I can buy 5 for the price of one, and for some reason I can't seem to grt a hole in the cheep matress, I have one that packs about the same size a a big agness (just about twice the weight), but you need a pump to inflate it. I just use a cheep $10 12V pump I can run from my bike( plus it also serves a great LULU inflater)
and a cheep pump
The olny thing is they Have no isulation in the matress so they can get a lil cold when the temps drop..
But I just thow a small fleece blanket on when it gets cold
I got the exact same one. I also recommend something to put between the tent and the ground.
I picked this one because it packs 16" long.
1% back for using the Cabelas credit card works great, but I tend to buy guns instead of camping gear this year.
I'll throw in here too. Here's mine,,, a Eureka Juno. 8x8 for plenty of stretch out room for me and gear. Aluminum poles with sleeves, plenty of mesh for ventilation.
And last year for Christmas,,, my wife gave me that high $$$ cot from Aerostich!
And even though I'm not worthy,,, it IS a damn comfy cot!!! Packs up nice and small,,, and NO worries about leaks. If you camp even 3-4 nights a year,,, go for it. I put a Thermarest on top of it, unzip my bag and use it more as a blanket. Also take a fleece bag liner if temps are questionable. Good down to about 35 with that combo.
The fun part of camping is that you don't have to leave just when the good times start!
I'm going to hold off buying anything for now. I have a feeling I might have to look for a new job soon.
For the Big Agnes users with the pad in the back what do you do if you sleep on your side?
The hood would be all twisted up and you wold have to spin in the bag.
I'm asking because my mummy sleeping bag shrunk over the last few years
Great tent. Packs small.
Bought at Eureka outlet in Binghamton many years ago.
Tried other tents.
I'm throwing my fav tent - Marmot Alpinist 2 - in the mix, too, for a couple of reasons:
1. despite the name brand, it's cheap - I got it at Dick's for about $100. People who pay more for Marmots say this isn't one of their "real" tents, but it's pretty feature-rich if you ask me... did I mention it's only $100?
2. for a 2m tent, it's looong. I can stretch my 6'4" out in this and not have my feet pressing against the end. I have a Cabela's XPG which does exactly that- too short for me.
3. 2 vestibules. luggage in one, boots and entry/exit from the other.
Having said that, I've notice the underside of the fly gathers what seems like a lot of condensation - I usually shake or hang it out and pack it last.
Lol.. and now looking at the pic- front tire buried in sand. That was a sucky site.
Lady Draco. are you coming back from the Beantop Bus! What could of been going on there? I'm not sure but you sure look happy.
I am a huge fat ass. And I have no issues rolling over inside my big Agnes.
But I never pull the good tight. I just lay it out with my pillow in it.
Hey Mark - I need to come over and check out your bag now that I have racks. I thinking of bodging something together. Maybe even latches on soft luggage or something.
Half watching classifieds for used Givi bags.
I resemble that remark (the huge fat ass) plus some on the weight and I' 6'3 on a good day, so I am round tall and follically challenged to top it off!
Those bags look interesting and I've never seen any thing like them and I've been back packing off and on for 40 years.
Good luck finding used givi hard cases. I'm usually around or not. Better call ahead.
Sometimes you can find them on ebay used. Twistn'roads sold me his e41's and I love them.
All this talk about camping is making want to go. But a cabin with heat wouldn't be bad either.
That pic was taken at 6 am in Canyon De chelly,,
Lets say I was shocked when HB snapped the pic.. I was talking to the black res. dog....
At first I was thinking WTF is Markcap talking about.. Then I saw the huge bus by the wash house.. LOL..
on that link posted earlier (the one you needed the password to get into) had something called a sleeping bag wedge. It looked like a piece that zips into your mummy bag to make it larger.
I saw that too... never new such a thing existed.