Re: Folding Tents
Mark Wilson (mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM)
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 15:17:20 EST
Talk about a religious question.... (humor impaired insert
a smily here)
Any tent that is totally closed will capture air. How much air
is a function of how tightly closed. Nylon tents with nylon
zippers seem to seal rather tightly.
I am not of the stuff school. The "seam stress" concept started
with canvas (which should NOT be folded the same way each time).
Due to the method of waterproofing, repeated tight creases would
in essence remove the waterproofing from the fabric. If that were
to carry over to the nylon tents, it would seem to me that you
would create more tight folds by stuffing. But, hey, that's just me.
I have had a nylon tent for about 6 years. It has been folded all
that time and, other that the recommended resealing on the seams,
has shown no ill effect. When folding, I leave the windows partially
open to allow air to escape. The door is closed (there is a window
in the door). When time permits, I let gravity take care of removing
the air (leave it lay for a while).
Your mileage may vary ...
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