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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/18/2006 02:30:32 MDT Print View

This is a "new" creation from Mr. Henry Shires.
Just for some fun see if you can guess:

The name of the tent
The combined weight for the tent and the model
( OK Tent only, the model keeps changing his specs)
The type of fabric used

The first one to guess all 3 will be named " Tarptent Expert"
( That should get you going)

There is no trick, by the way. The tent is almost ready and will be announced very soon.
The ones that have the details already, I know who you are......... are not eligible.
( This include the family and relatives of the model)
Franco
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Edited by Franco on 05/18/2006 03:34:17 MDT.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/18/2006 07:33:23 MDT Print View

Is this the rumored Spinnaker version of the Squall?
I'm too lazy to figure out the rest of the puzzle for a mere title. But throw in a 25 oz. Squall Classic and I could be persuaded.

Edited by Dondo on 05/18/2006 08:23:44 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/18/2006 09:24:34 MDT Print View

Looks great, but that is one expensive diaper cover :)

It does pay to start travelling and camping with your kids when they are babies. There's nothing like opening the tent and watching a deer walk by and seeing the awe in their eyes.

Or a wallaby.... do you have deer in Oz?

Patrick Baker
(WildMan) - F
Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/18/2006 15:17:45 MDT Print View

RainBurst

26 oz

Epic

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/19/2006 02:45:21 MDT Print View

Oh dear, oh dear.
Yes we do have them. Imported of course,like foxes,buffalos,cane toads,camels (dromedaries if humps are important to you) and Bush style politics

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
New Tarp Tent on 05/21/2006 17:40:40 MDT Print View

Ill go with '7x9 tarp' spinnaker 17 oz with floor. I like the simplicity of the design, very similar to the original tarp tent, which in my opinion hasn't been improved on by shires (18 oz original vs 22-35 oz now).

Jeremy McDaniel
(jerm409) - F

Locale: highest privy in the lower 48
gossamer gear on 05/21/2006 19:42:57 MDT Print View

i saw this at trail days in damascus, gossamer gear had it in their booth. it was a squall classic made of spinnaker cloth. to bad i forgot the weight and the name. they also had the heavier duty mariposa as well.

Edited by jerm409 on 05/21/2006 19:43:56 MDT.

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: gossamer gear tarp tent on 05/21/2006 20:23:45 MDT Print View

Jeremy writes:

>> Gossamer Gear...Trail Days...

Poached from Gossamer Gear's website:

"May 19-21, 2006:Trail Days - Damascus, Virginia
Grant will be exhibiting and selling the latest in Ultralight Gear from Gossamer Gear as well as old favorites. See the new Mariposa Plus, which features the original Mariposa constructed with 2.2 oz. ripstop nylon. Also see the new Squall Classic, a 25 oz. fully enclosed 2 person shelter based on the original Squall Tarptent design from Henry Shires."

As it's a GG product, I agree with Dondo, Jeremy, and David that it's probably made out of Spinnaker Cloth.

Cheers,

-Mike

Edited by MikeMartin on 05/21/2006 20:51:49 MDT.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Imported species on 05/21/2006 22:48:44 MDT Print View

"Oh dear, oh dear.
Yes we do have them. Imported of course,like foxes,buffalos,cane toads,camels (dromedaries if humps are important to you) and Bush style politics"

The imported species are a problem in the States too, and I'm really sorry about the politics-- somewhere deep in Texas, a village is missing its idiot :)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: We have a winner on 05/22/2006 04:03:53 MDT Print View

Hi Mike, you are the first to come up with all the three answers. Congratulations, you are now a Tarptent expert ( great for your CV).
There is a lengthy podcast with Henry Shires at http://www.practicalbackpacking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500 with all the details. ( Great job Reality)
Hi Dale, we are not alone.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: We have a winner on 05/22/2006 04:11:30 MDT Print View

Franco, i think someone needs to be a registered member in good standing to access the URL you provided. I get some kind of login/registration webpage when i attempt to access the webpage indicated in the URL that you provided.

Jeremy McDaniel
(jerm409) - F

Locale: highest privy in the lower 48
podcast on 05/22/2006 07:48:32 MDT Print View

paul, try this http://www.practicalbackpacking.com/blog/ there us also an interview with brian frankle of ula, squeaky, and sarbar of freezerbag cooking fame.

mike, glad i could point you in the right direction to claim your status of tt expert.

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Re: we have a winner on 05/22/2006 09:29:47 MDT Print View

Jeremy writes:

>> mike, glad i could point you in the right direction to claim your status of tt expert.

Jeremy, I'd like to share the newly bestowed honor with you, as I stood on your shoulders to grab the ring. :-)

-Mike

Edited by MikeMartin on 05/22/2006 09:31:34 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Re: We have a winner on 05/22/2006 10:23:13 MDT Print View

Paul:

You are correct -- but you ARE a member in good standing! I don't know what's wrong with your user ID/password combination -- and neither does Reality (he said he looked but couldn't detect anything wrong from his end).

Please email me if you are on the computer, and I'll get you a temporary password (which you can then access and change to a permanent one).

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Re: Re: We have a winner on 05/22/2006 10:40:53 MDT Print View

No need. I can still get to PBF from one of my computers at work before hours or during lunch - if i'm still there at work come lunch time (i never will log out there, fearing the same result as from my laptop). Thanks again though.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: : We have a winner on 05/22/2006 15:10:03 MDT Print View

Oh my, to live in such fear... I feel for you, old buddy! :)

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re: Re: Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/22/2006 15:24:10 MDT Print View

Franco Darioli wrote "Yes we do have them. Imported of course,like foxes,buffalos,cane toads,camels (dromedaries if humps are important to you) and Bush style politics"

Franco, humps are important!!! Humps is the plural of hump and if there is more than one of them, i.e. two humps its a Bacterian camel. Dromedaries only have one hump!!!!

Regards

Scott :-)

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Re: Re: Re: Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/22/2006 17:19:42 MDT Print View

Scott you are correct, that is why I added that bit. What is commonly referred to here in Aussie as a camel (the family name) is in fact a dromedary (camelus dromedarium). We have according to various estimates ( dromedaries refuse to partecipate in our census) between 50,000 and 500,000 of them. Dromedaries are known to prefer tarps over tents.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: New Tarptent (not the Rainbow) on 05/22/2006 20:10:30 MDT Print View

Don't personally know much about bactrian camels, but have had very minor contact with dromedaries. Many years ago, the day after my son rode one at the Bronx Zoo, one of the dromedaries killed the teenage boy who was leading him for the rides with the little kiddies. Guess they can get nasty at times and are large enough and powerful enough to do some real damage. Opposable thumbs, brains, and weapons is why man rules over the animals - take away any one of them and it would be a different story.

Scott Ashdown
(waterloggedwellies) - F

Locale: United Kingdom
Re Camels on 05/23/2006 15:46:37 MDT Print View

Franco, I had no idea that Australia had so many camels! In fact, I hadn't even realised there were camels in the wild in Australia until your post, let alone camels that prefer tarps!!!!