scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Eureka Timberline Tents
Kirk and Nena Barley (kirk-and-nena-barley@EROLS.COM
Thu Apr 20 2000 - 20:30:27 CDT
Let me echo Hank's experience. I lost 3 of 3 at Antietam Battlefield
two weeks ago for exactly his reason. A sudden frontal passage knocked
us silly smashing poles and rolling tents. New poles were bent and
broken. There were 4 troops there and most tents were OK. Only the
weak ones of other designs seem to be damaged.
I also dislike the tents because the shock cord is so hard for 5th and
6th graders to set on each end of the A frame.
They look great, are roomy, and stand up to a lot of car camping stress,
but they are brittle, heavy, and hard for the youn'ns to pitch.
OBTW, the lite backpacking version is very kid sized and easy to set
up. It might be an alternative for the New Kid patrol if you are
willing to test the durability.
Virginia Beach UMC
Virginia Beach, VA