Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: one man tents
Re: one man tents
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 20:37:02 -0400
REI makes a 1-person tent that costs $79.99 on sale. It is roomy for a
one-person tent, comes with a mesh roof and a fly. It is supported by
one shock-corded pole running from opposite corners, back to front. A
very high quality tent for the money.
I'd stay away from the bivvy-type 1 person backpacking tents. Walrus
makes one that must have cost at least twice as much as the one noted
above, but it is very cramped! I cannot sit up in it, even in the front
end. ?To get dressed I have to sit so I'm outside, or else get better at
getting dressed while laying down. OTOH< it is an excellent rain
tent--I've been in torrential downpours in it, and have gotten nary a
drop on me. Of course, then I have to get up to deal with program, and
that's another matter!
IL'd go with the 1-person REI tent myself. I don't have one, but a
friend does who takes it with him camping with o;ur troop (he's an ASM)
and he swears by it. And, I swear at him (under my breath, of course)
out of jealousy....only kidding, also of course!
Peter Farnham (and a good old Beaver, Too)
SM, Troop 113
Colonial District, NCAC