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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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All Forum Posts by marc D

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Re: Plan/Patterns?
Chris I would love to try hammock camping, but the Scottish Highlands just isn't the place for it. Tent plans here: Unfortunately, when I made these tents, I didn't make te...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 5:51am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Freestanding winter/summit tent
"When the tent has enough inherent (freestanding) structure, then there is a greater potential of lateral forces (wind) to be resisted by compressive forces of the structure, and not just by t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 30, 5:25am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Freestanding winter/summit tent
"Freestanding winter/summit tent" was probably not the best way to describe this tent, I am not trying to suggest that it can be used in the winter or on summits without the guy ropes. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 29, 4:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Freestanding winter/summit tent
Justin Thanks. To be honest though, I had to do the single pole flysheet twice. On the first attempt, I cut the fabric to follow the arc of the pole, not allowing for the extra stretch that ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 29, 10:56am

Re: Re: Freestanding winter/summit tent
Roger I agree, I always make use of the guy ropes if I can. Sometimes I cant though, like the situation in the first photo on the summit. I think I managed to get just 2 stakes a few inches ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 29, 3:36am

Re: sweet work !
Peter That is a good idea, thanks.

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 29, 3:29am

Wool sleeping bag for desert use
Scott I look forward to seeing the results of your project. Whether it is successful or not, you will get immense satisfaction from seeing it through.

In Make Your Own Gear » Wool sleeping bag for desert use
September 28, 4:38pm

Re: Also nice
Anthony I have had some similar requests, but I want to do more testing on these tents first, especially in winds over 50 mph. I am still finding improvements that can be made. The 2-pole ten...

In Make Your Own Gear » Freestanding winter/summit tent
September 28, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: MYOG Tent plans and details
Daryl Thanks for the link. That it is a superb tent. Nice solutions and a clever design! I'm afraid my tent has an uncanny resemblance to yours, perhaps it is a result of the similar c...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent plans and details
September 28, 12:30pm

Re: Re: MYOG Tent plans and details
Daryl Daryl That is a nice looking tent! Did you post details about it? I had a quick look though your previous postings but there are 174 pages of them. I take it that being up in the Pacifi...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Tent plans and details
September 27, 10:43am

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