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#26 JayinUT

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:54 PM

I have a couple of tents, one being the tent cot but I am not sure the tent cot would endure high winds but I haven't had to find out. I often though load the rocker and upper tube on my scope into the back of my Pathfinder, load up the paper part and eyepieces in the front passenger and then lay out and stretch out on a 3 inch memory foam mattress in the back of the Pathfinder. At 6'0 I sometimes leave the tail gate up and stretch out really nice. If there is bad weather, I can lower the gate, bend my legs and sleep with my cpap machine. Sometimes I sleep in a tent. Just depends.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

I pull my vehicle next to help block the wind


If you can this is a major help against wind, and place the camp site below the top of hill/ridge. No sense being on the top except if your site is in the flatlands of the praires. No cover except your car/truck in that case!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I think you were next to me.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

Google for Ice-fishing tent...I know I will buy one and make modifications to unroll a strip of the top ,and that will be my observatory...very sturdy stuff !
Good luck !
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

We get all of our better quality outdoor gear from Mountain Equipment Co-op. They are a Canadian member owned co-operative ($5 to join) with unsurpassed customer service. These guys stand behind their stuff. I had a three layer mountaineering jacket on which the zipper let go after I'd had it 6 years. They fixed it for free, can't beat that kind of customer care.

Here is link to their page for expedition tents. BTE, they'll ship anywhere.

http://www.mec.ca/AS.../Expedition.jsp

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

We get all of our better quality outdoor gear from Mountain Equipment Co-op. They are a Canadian member owned co-operative ($5 to join) with unsurpassed customer service. These guys stand behind their stuff. I had a three layer mountaineering jacket on which the zipper let go after I'd had it 6 years. They fixed it for free, can't beat that kind of customer care.

Here is link to their page for expedition tents. BTE, they'll ship anywhere.

http://www.mec.ca/AS.../Expedition.jsp

That is awesome ,they have two stores about 30 minutes from where I live...I didn't know they existed ,thank you so very much !!! :jump:
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:16 PM



A couple of years ago I bought a Cabela's Alaskan Guide tent for my daughter, for car camping. See here; I think it's the 4 person aluminum pole unit. Its design includes two additional wrap-around poles in addition to the basic 6 pole dome design, so the sides are extremely well-braced against lateral pressure. The rainfly, which goes nearly to the ground, is anchored to the tent at more points than typical. The result is a tent built like a rock.

I've used it in two somewhat challenging circumstances. One was two nights of mixed snow/rain and some wind, at about 5500'. I found the tent to be very cozy; the dead air space between tent and fly acts as a thermos bottle. The second was high winds at our Goldendale star party last year. We had quite a windstorm that flattened several tents and damaged a couple of EZ-Up canopies. (See pictures starting at page 6 of this thread). The Cabela's tent was, again, simply a rock. Note that there's nothing special about Cabela's stuff, generally. They sell low-end stuff too. *This* line is, however, truly outstanding quality.


I have one of these and can vouch for it as well. I've used it in some storms and it held up admirably. Funny enough, I bought it after hearing it was one of the only tents left standing a few years ago at the Okie Tex star party when 70 mph winds hit leveling pretty much everything.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

You have good taste in stout tents, David! :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

A few years ago at Starfest near Toronto a tornado went very near the campsite. I arrived shortly after the high winds went through. There was quite a bit of debris. A number of Kendrick tents remained standing, a number of domed tents also were ok. Most of the tents damaged were when poles snapped or just simply not tied down enough. With that experience I would definatly say any domed tent would be a good choice. Just make sure it's tied down well and not too close to a tree.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:23 PM

I too was at Starfest that year, we were near the security gate area. We had all the vehicles around us so there was no damage, but closer to the lower areas not far from the big tent, there was a few tents flying around.
We could see the funnel, I think one of the Niagara RASC members got a picture of it.
As stated the tents that were setup correctly were fine.






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