Dotson, Woodrow (Woodrow.Dotson@ABII.COM)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 10:54:15 -0500
When my former troop needed tents we were lucky as I worked for Gander
Mountain. My company had tents that were 8 feet by 8 feet floor and were
square dome tents. These had two poles that went from corner to diagonal
corner and the tent tied to the cross point then were clipped to the
poles down the sides. Then the rain fly is ties over the poles. This
worked well as the boys could stake down the tent before putting up the
poles and would allow plenty of room for two boys and all their gear.
These were normally about $90 but were on sale at times for $70 and as
an employee with my discount cost the troop $56. each. They held up well
and we checked them out to specific boys. If they came back dirty or wet
the boys had to take them home and wash them and dry them before they
were accepted back by the quartermaster. The boys also had to sew and
seamseal any tears the tents received. This quickly brought to a stop
the abuse of the tents. The tents were numbered with non removable ink
and we kept records of who checked each tent out so the next campout if
damage was found the previous user was known.
Hope this helps.
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