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#154558 - 09/12/11 02:51 PM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: james__12345]
bmadau Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 135
Thanks! that looks very similar to what I did on my tarp... I just winged it- I didn't see any sewing details or close up pics on how to attach them when I started my project.

BM

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#154718 - 09/16/11 12:58 AM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: bmadau]
Wolfman Offline
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Registered: 08/28/11
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Great Job on the tent and all the details James! I am going to have to try something this winter. smile

Wolfman

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#154782 - 09/17/11 09:38 PM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: james__12345]
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I finally got around to testing it out again with the silicone stripes on the outside of the floor. It was alot better than last time, but still had a bit of a sliding problem. I guess it just needs a thicker coat of silicone on the stripes.

I haven't hose tested it yet like I planned to, but I did get some rain last night, and I didnt see any sign of any leaks. It was just a light slow rain, but it rained for a while. Also had NO condensation at all this time. The seam at the peak of the footwall hasn't changed, so I dont think its going to try to spread any, so it seems no patch will be needed.


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#154926 - 09/21/11 12:57 PM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: james__12345]
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Registered: 09/10/03
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Loc: MI
Awesome job! I'd love to know the completed weight.

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#155314 - 10/01/11 08:51 PM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: james__12345]
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Didnt get to put the extra silicone on the floor before my trip with my cousin, but we found a good flat spot for it, so we didnt have any problems. We did try it out here close to home before we left for Cherokee. Room wise, it's not that bad for two people. I wouldn't want to share the tent with a complete stranger, but its not the intimate experience that reviews of some of the other light weight two person tents seem to suggest.

We had a lot of condensation on the night we tested the tent. We kept the door and foot flap down, so ventilation shouldn't have been a problem, I'm not sure why it was so bad. The night we spent in Cherokee it rained most of the night, and on that night the inside of the tent stayed bone dry. I guess it just has to do with the dew points, which is something I should keep an eye on in the future to see where the breaking point is just out of curiosity.

One thing I would like to add is that I noticed there was MUCH!!!! less sag in the tent as a whole when using the side lifter poles. The sag isn't as big an issue if you're by your self, but it does cramp you up a bit when sitting up, especially if there is any condensation on the roof. I'm wanting to get out and check my sleeping bag at some cooler temps soon. While doing that I will experiement with using the side lifters in the way the new directions suggest, just tying them out to a stake further out from the tent than the side pull. When I get around to doing that I'll be sure to post what I find out for those like Wolfman that are interested in using this tent solo.

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#156299 - 10/25/11 03:54 PM Re: Starting on my quest Bilgy tent [Re: james__12345]
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Registered: 08/22/09
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Loc: Virginia
Nice job. I made the 2 person Bilgy last year and I really like it. It's a well thought out design with the clothes line, pockets, and the way you can velcro the floor to the roof for easy set up. I want to make the 1 person next for when my wife doesn't want to go backpacking.

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