Bob Haar (rhaar@ALBERT.CS.GMR.COM)
Tue, 18 Aug 1992 09:12:17 EDT
Our troop is looking for replacements for our existing "fleet" of
tents. I would like to hear what kinds of tents other scotuers on the
net have experience with, and if there are ways to get particularly
We currently have ten four-man (nominal) canvas, cabin-style tents
taht we have used for about fifteen years. It has taken a great deal
of repair and TLC to get them this far. But they all seem to be wearing
out at the same time, like the one hoss shay.
We camp at least one weekend a month throughout the school year, in
addition to the week of summer camp and often another week of high
adventure campign each summer. For most of this, we haul the troop
equipment in a large trailer, so bulk and weight are not a big
concern. When we go backpacking, most of the older scouts have their
own light weight tents that we use.
Since we camp year round in Michigan, we see extremes in weather
and most of it is wet.
The desirable characteristics are:
- able to hold three souts + gear
- easy to set up ( at night, in the rain, etc.)
- easy care
- enough standing room to be comfortable
- a good deal over the long run, not necessarily the lowest price
I'd like to hear comments and suggestions.
yours in Scouting,
Chartered Organization Representative, Troop and Pack 188
Ojibwa District, Clinton Valley Council. BSA
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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