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#105441 - 10/29/08 10:09 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: thecook]
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Yeah the one-person tent is maybe not such a good thing to deal with.

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#105442 - 10/30/08 02:57 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: thecook]
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cook
the flashmagic is an old SD tent. One of what I call "decade products", they are so good that they are quickly discontinued and no one will make as good of item for another decade, then it will be supressed as well so as not to screw up a billion dollar market by selling an item that is obviously better than all of the rest.
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#105443 - 10/30/08 07:13 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: Jimshaw]
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Yeah I know. It happens in car, appliance, clothes, computers, etc... When people ahd to make their own stuff, they made it to last. Now business makes it to be thrown away <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" />
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#105444 - 10/30/08 08:29 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: thecook]
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One caution--solo tents are designed for a solo person, not for 1 person plus dog. If your dog goes with you, get a 2-person tent. If this seems unfair, put in the dog's pack an item or two that's equivalent to the difference in tent weight between a 1-person and 2-person tent. In my case, that's 10 ounces.

I've used Henry Shires' Tarptent Squall (2-person) and Rainshadow (3-person) tents and have found them far less subject to condensation than the Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo. The latter is a lovely tent (although not for one person plus an 80-lb. dog), but on a drizzly coastal trip had considerable condensation with just me inside, while the Tarptent Rainshadow with three persons inside had no condensation at all. It's easy to wipe down the walls of the Lunar Solo while in your sleeping bag, but I'd have preferred a larger peak vent instead. The most condensation I've ever had in a tent was in a Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight, which had to be zippered up tight in the slightest drizzle due to its outward-slanting screen door. The condensation on the outer fly would drip through the inner wall, leaving big puddles on the floor and my sleeping bag. It's ventilation, not the number of walls, that's the key to preventing condensation!

Note that Tarptents (www.tarptent.com) are on sale right now!


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#105445 - 10/30/08 08:39 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: OregonMouse]
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Hi <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
I had 2 flashlights prior to finding the flashmagic single layer version. It did not pass Cal fire standards so it probably is breathable... Anyway my flashlights were awful in rain because the wet outer tent would sag onto the inner tent, no problem like this with a single wall. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#105446 - 10/31/08 03:32 AM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: Jimshaw]
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Let's face it...we gearheads end up with at least a 1P tent and a 2P tent. Something for solo and something for another person/dog or just to have some room. Even if one tarps, I'll bet many have different styles or sizes.

just my 2 cents worth. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

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#105447 - 10/31/08 07:36 AM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: leadfoot]
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Let's face it...we gearheads end up with at least a 1P tent and a 2P tent. Something for solo and something for another person/dog or just to have some room. Even if one tarps, I'll bet many have different styles or sizes.

just my 2 cents worth. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Pretty sure you are right on there. heck I have at least three different size silnylon tarps too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
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#105448 - 10/31/08 02:44 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: phat]
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I have 6 tents
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#105449 - 10/31/08 05:23 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: Jimshaw]
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<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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#105450 - 11/02/08 12:00 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: leadfoot]
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 6
Loc: N.H.
I also just purchased a MSR Hubba to decrease the weight on my solo hikes. It is the perfect tent for NH hiking it has the bug netting, a great rain fly and is free standing.

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#105451 - 11/02/08 01:03 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: diegodog]
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I bought one as well. I now have both 1+ 2 Hubba's and the old style Virga Tarptent. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

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#105452 - 11/04/08 10:10 AM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: Jimshaw]
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Loc: Minnesota
If it is really humid, I will have some problem with condensation, but as long as the tent is properly pitched in the iteration that I have, air flows under the edge of the fly. If you pull the fly down to far, you lose that flow and watch out. I've considered putting a vent over the top of the fly entrance for low-hgh venting.
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#105453 - 11/04/08 06:45 PM Re: 1p or 2p tent... [Re: phat]
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Most of the time I use a hammock. I have a ID silshelter, and an SMD lunar solo. I don't find any of them "coffin like" any more than any other tent. I also semi frequently pitch my hammock as a solo tent on the ground if on a trip where hammock sites are ok for some of it and not in other places - I only actually bother with the on the ground shelter like that if I know where I'm going will have predominantly no hammocking. (winter camping is a different story)

Hey, all I'm doing is sleeping and reading in it. Not like I'm expecting to need room for the party with the mini kegger and the mythical 20-something hiker chix from a beer commercial <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Oh, and if I could have only one tent it would be a hammock <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

And if it had to be a tent - it would still be a solo tent - that way if someone else wheedles their way into coming with me they carry their own stuff, and I can snore and fart in my shelter in peace <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Geeze, Bob, you sound like the perfect backpacking companion <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Remind me to pitch upwind of you, so as to not spoil yer party <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" /> Just yer luck that 20 somethin backpacker chick will materialize sans tent and you'll have to turn her out into the Bush to fend fer herself <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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