Re: Recommended 2-man Tent for Troop Usage
Peter Farnham (pfarnham@ASBMB.FASEB.ORG)
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 16:50:25 EST
Ben, I agree with Byron here. The Eureka Timberlines are fine tents
at a good price. $99.99 is a good buy on these; usually they run
about $30 more.
I don't like domes much; too much wasted space along the sides.
Besides, domes always are advertised as 2-3 person tents. Three is
always pretty crowded--although 3 small scouts might be okay.
The tents can be pitched easily. My newbies had no trouble getting
theirs up on their first camping trip--with no prior instruction or
practice at the troop meeting site.
The large fly is great--goes all the way to the ground all the way
around. They also have a mesh inner lining.
Aesthetically, I like the green color--blends in better in the woods
than the electric blue or yellow tents one sees.
Finally, they were recommended highly by the venture coordinator at
our SMF class last fall. He characterized them as "chevies," i.e.,
solid, dependable tents that will last a long time with proper care.
We bought four of these for our troop last December from Campmoor, and
they arrived within 3 days of being ordered by phone, so if you're in
a hurry, I'd go with these. We're probably going to buy four more
Another way to go is with the REI store brand half-domes. I bought
one of these on sale for my son, also at $99.99, and they are slightly
roomier with a bit more head- and floor-room than the Timberlines.
The downside is you have to wait for a sale, and you may not be near
I don't know about the other tents you mentioned. You won't be
disappointed in the Eureka Timberlines, however.
SM, Troop 113
GW District, NCAC
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City