scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: SCOUTS-L Digest - 18 Apr 2000 to 19 Apr 2000 (#2000-109)
Connie M. Novak (Used2bBear@AOL.COM
Thu Apr 20 2000 - 23:13:55 CDT
After many years of trying other options, our troop has gone to all Eureka Outfitters. It is the heavy duty model of the Timberline - better floor and heavy-duty zippers (we got sick of replacing zippers once a year!!) We have been EXTREMELY happy with them. Each of our tents also has the net storage option and the vestibule - both are great for space. The vestibule has proved to be quite a lifesaver. The boys take shoes off in the vestibule and leave them there - NO shoes allowed in tents. Also, when in a hurry between merit badge classes during summer camp, it is much easier (not to mention much better for the tent) to just quick zip the vestibule, toss in an unneeded item and go - no need to disturb anything in the actual tent. And they are a blessing during a humid summer rain - you can leave the front flap of the tent wide open, there is a vent in the vestibule and open the back window enough to have good air movement, but keep quite dry.
By the way - the Outfitter is a 4-man tent - yeah, right!!! We can put 3 small new Scouts in a tent or 2 older Scouts (13-14 yrs old and up). My husband (the Scoutmaster) and I bought one for ourselves about 8 years ago - it sees about 70 nights camping a year between troops, training courses and OA and is still in perfect condition. I highly recommend this tent for Scouts - or anybody who wants a good tent for the money. (we get ours at Campmor with a Scout discount)
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 13:34:26 -0700
From: Bob Wilborn <chirobobdc@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Eureka Timberline
I am buying a tent for my son, and I am considering a
Eureka Timberline. My experience with other brands of
tents is that a two man tent has enough room for one
scout and a four man tent has enough for two scouts.
The scouts usually keep their backpacks outside
covered and not in the tent with them. Which tents do
other troops buy for their scouts when they use the
Timberline model the 2 or 4 man tent?
Dr. Bob Wilborn
Scoutmaster Troop 226
The Colony, TX