Recommended 2-man Tent for Troop Usage
Ben Alford (PA7280@UTKVM1.UTK.EDU)
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 10:56:33 LCL
I am looking for comments about good/inexpensive 2-boy tents for troop
purchase. Up to now the troop has gotten by with boys bringing their
own tents. However, we just got 7 new Scouts and I don't expect 4 of
them to buy tents before our April camping trip in 10 days.
Looking through CAMPMOR's Spring 1996 catalog I've found 5 2-person
tents ranging between $69.99 & $99.99. I know I can get a 10% discount
from CAMPMOR. All but the Eureka! Timberline are dome tents and all
appear to have rain flys which go to the ground and waterproof floors.
The need is for "dump" camping, not backpacking. Comments?
1. Camp Trails Starlight 2 $69.99
2. American Camper Chinook $79.99
3. Eureka! Timberline $99.99
4. Eureka! Prism $99.99
5. Eureka! Apex $99.99
P.S. I've tried Walmart, but their selection varies - sometimes OK but usually
something cheap with a rainfly which does NOT reach the ground.
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