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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: 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

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

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