John Bemis (jbemis@CASS.MA02.BULL.COM)
Fri, 29 Sep 1995 10:31:44 -0500
Steve, wow! I have bought several sets of tents for the troop and myself
without any problems. We bought 6 2-man Eureka (EMS name) in 1989 when I
became the SM. We bought 2 4-man and 4 2-man Eureka in 1991. We bought
2 jantsen domes in 1993. Except for parts problems due to breakage of
aluminanum poles and minor boy mischief. We still use all of them.
We still use all of the tents with a polytarp ground cloth to protect the
tent bottom. The current SM just went through all of the tents setting
up for a Norwich trip that 30+ kids are going to in 2 hours. I am still
amazed at the amount of abuse/number of nights that the tent bottoms have
taken, 20+ per year. Tents are signed out by patrol/individual.
My own tent has 2 years and 50+ nights. It is a Eureka TL-4 with the porch.
I have worn out one ground cloth already and had to replace it this spring.
My son uses a Eureka Whisper without anything, no problems so far.
YiS, Jay Bemis
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City