Olan Watkins (o.watkins@GENIE.GEIS.COM)
Mon, 17 Oct 1994 22:42:00 UTC
To John Monaham
John, that is quite a few tents to order, you should be able to get a pretty
good discount from one of the mail order places for that many.
My personal choice would not be the dome type tents for Scouts. The
fiberglass poles are some what brittle and a little on the delicate side,
and when you break one of the poles for a dome tent, your tent is pretty
much of no use. My choice would be more likely, the Timberline Euraka type
tent. It is an A-frame type with a rain fly, and if you should lose or break
a pole, it is not that difficult to jury rig something that will get you
through a week end campout.
The cheapest thing that you could do is buy some of the Philmont used tents
that they sell off each year after the camping season. These are excellent
tents, they are two man, light weight backpacking tents. They sell them for
around $35-$40 and have been used around three years by the Philmont traks.
I think that they list new for around $150 in the BSA catalog.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City