Carrying your own tent @ Philmont
James E Lade (jlade@JUNO.COM)
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 13:19:18 EDT
I am wondering how previous Philmonteers fared with their own tent. It
looks like I will be having my own tent because of lack of a 12th person
(3 adults instead of 4). In interest of familiarity, I was considering
bringing my own tent. It's a dome tent that fits me diagonally and has
enough room for me to sit up in. A backpacking tent it isn't, but since I
will essentially be carrying it, it should be my choice if I prefer to
use a Philmont tent or take mine. The weight I think is 5-7 pounds total.
The tent itself is in good condition and has stood up to various Florida
storms, not to mention it's share of campouts. The only thing I can think
of replacing (or upgrading) are the tent pegs. Since it IS Philmont, I
should have some sturdy metal tent pegs instead of the dinky ones it came
with. I can get those anywhere though. Last time I went (as a youth), 3
of us shared a tent from home and we divided up who carried what 3-ways.
I was thinking of rolling my tent up with my sleeping bag, stuffing it in
a stuff sack, and strapping it onto the top of my pack, which is how I
carried my sleeping bag last time (with good results, except for the
occaisonal "low clearance" from tree limbs and my excessive height (over
Has anyone else brought their own tent and can share experiences?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City