Re: Recommended 2-man Tent for Troop Usage
MARK A WILBUR (wilbur-ma@CLAVIN.MED.GE.COM)
Sun, 7 Apr 1996 14:55:34 CST
We LOVE our 4 man Eureka Alpine Meadows. They almost the same as
the Timberline tents except they have added one additional pole
that pulls the sides out giving more room inside (even though the
tent is the actually the same size). The only serious tent
failure we've had is due to a careless Scout with a weed whip...
Score: Weed whip = 1, Tent = 0.
Although on 4 Apr 1996 Ed/Evie/Cindy Gibson said:
> One idea worth consideration, standardize on one tent
>for the troop or pack. That way, all parts will fit all tents.
>all of our tents are numbered (and dated), including the pole, tent and
>stake bags. If you can not find yours, you cann't "barrow" another. The
>number of poles and stakes that are supposed to be in each bag are
>written on the bag.
We have been using Eureka for sooooo long that we have gone through
several evolution's of the same model of tent. Eureka has changed
colors, pole lengths, and some of the older tents do not have
bungie cords on the fly. Hence, due to manufacturing changes, parts
from one tent MAY not fit another. Thus, numbering is very
important. A couple of years ago we really bit the bullet and
bought 12 at once so they were all identical (Hooboy$$$). I have
also permanently attached the plastic tinker-toy to the tops of the
tent by drilling two holes and making a loop with parachute chord.
(The tinker-toy is the expensive plastic gizmo that connects the
poles together at the top).
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