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#200541 - 03/26/18 06:36 PM backpacking tent blew away or got stolen
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Just got back from a backpacking trip with a friend in the San Rafaels Swells Utah. We set up a base camp and day hiked some of the canyon last thursday. It became super windy. 40 mph gust. Maybe even higher. Got back to camp and my tent was gone. 3 or 4 stakes were laying on the ground. 2 more stakes were about 10 feet away. We looked all over for it. There were a lot of juniper trees. I would think it would have gotten stuck in one of the trees but it was gone. Came back the next day in the 4x4 and looked all over and we couldnt find it. I didnt have any gear in it. It was still in my pack. It was my REI Dash 2 i bought about 3 years ago. I dont use it a lot but sometimes I use it if i want a full tent instead of a tarp. Really sucked

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#200544 - 03/26/18 07:53 PM Re: backpacking tent blew away or got stolen [Re: toddfw2003]
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We once came back to our xamosite to see out tent fifty yards away from where we set it, and another being lifted high into the air by a mini tornado. Winds in the West are serious business!
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