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marc D (mareco) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale Scotland
About Me Construction Project Manager. Hike, climb, mountain bike and kayak.
Tent Designer.
StatePerthshire
CountryScotland
My Website URLhttp://www.trekkertent.com

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Re: Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
"1. Take a single large shelter: this will provide room to live, spread out gear, and cook. Examples: large mid or tarp" This is my solution for use in Scotland, which has a very high ...

In GEAR » Wet Weather Shelter Philosophy
October 05, 2:29pm

Re: poles vs tentfly
I would be careful with that. If I understand it correctly, you want to make the poles longer than they would be in order to put more tension on the flysheet? This can cause problems if the p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Wintertent (Soulo copy): I need your thoughts
October 01, 4:53pm

Shelter Recommendation
"Won't Collapse from a Single Stake/Guy Failure " Not only this, but with a freestanding tent you are less likely to have the stakes pulled out in the first instance. The stakes a...

In GEAR » Shelter Recommendation
October 01, 4:11pm

Re: Re: Re: sleeve fabric
"IF I understand this correctly, which is not guaranteed, that gives you a 40 mm wide sleeve? " Yes, 40mm is correct. I used a 30mm wide sleeve on the single pole tent and the pole doe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
October 01, 2:58pm

Re: Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
I think putting in a window would not be much different than putting in a vent, in terms of creating weaknesses. Careful selection of the location, and perhaps reinforce the cut edge. I think so...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
October 01, 11:22am

Re: Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
Profabrics in the UK stock clear tent window material, different grades. I would think that you would have more choice in the US though, you generally do. I think the winter tents use material t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Material to make a tent window -- Help, please!
October 01, 10:37am

Re: Re: Freestanding winter/summit tent
Daryl. That is impressive, thanks for the link. I need to start reading me up on cuben fibre I think!

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 9:54am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Plan/Patterns?
The inner tent has elastic loops that are sewn into the top seams, the elastic loops go through bullet shaped toggles (cant remember the exact name for them). The flysheet has grosgrain loops s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 9:45am

Re: Re: Re: Plan/Patterns?
Chris Venting mainly. The single pole tent has a 60mm gap all round the bottom edges, and a high level vent, which seems ok. The 2 pole tent has the hem of the flysheet right down to the ground,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 8:50am

Re: sleeve fabric
Ivo The sleeves use the same PU coated 40D nylon that I use for the floors. I think they will be less sticky in frosts than silnylon sleeves, but have yet to test this. I can't seem to fi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 6:16am

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