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BILGY tent
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Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
BILGY tent on 07/12/2008 13:24:08 MDT Print View

I sewed up this Bilgy two man tent from plans.
Weighs 2 lb 6 oz INCLUDING stakes and Tyvek footprint.
It has a bathtub floor and is very light and airy.
Quite an experience and I was glad to let go of my 4 lb.
Hubba Hubba.

Plans and materials were had from Quest Outfitters for around $100.

side view

front view.  weather door open, screen door closed.

Edited by herman666 on 07/12/2008 13:35:14 MDT.

Jane McMichen
(jmcmichen) - F

Locale: Maine, DownEast Coast
Re: Bilgy on 07/13/2008 21:58:28 MDT Print View

What fabric did you use for the tent body? How long did it take you?

Keith Selbo
(herman666) - F - M

Locale: Northern Virginia
how long it took me on 07/14/2008 06:39:32 MDT Print View

1.1 oz. silnylon

I'm guessing between 30 & 40 hours. Not having a lot of experience with sewing slowed me down a bit.

The designer will answer questions via email.

Edited by herman666 on 07/14/2008 06:41:31 MDT.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Looks great! on 07/14/2008 10:28:06 MDT Print View

Nicely done. Rain and bug protection, what a great combination. I like that the netting sidewalls rise as high as they do; it should help minimize contact with the fly, condensation concerns if they arise.