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Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 18:17:48 MDT Print View

I must be sick...the forecast is for up to 250mm/10 inches of rain and severe gale winds of 130+kmh/80+mph...and all I can think about is how I wish I were at home setting up a new tent to test in extreme weather.

It's also been great for testing rain jackets!!

Anyone else have this illness??

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 18:27:58 MDT Print View

Illness ? ? ?

Just back indoors from trundling a test pack around in the rain.

Cheers

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 19:04:42 MDT Print View

But is it normal (healthy??) to want to test gear to destruction???

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 19:08:24 MDT Print View

Of course, but most of us can't *afford* to do that!

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: Re: Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 20:00:23 MDT Print View

Well, I've got a Nemo airbeam tent that I don't wish to keep, so thought it might be *fun* to see how it holds up to a gale with torrential rain. At least I don't have to worry about poles breaking, but the stakes and/or guylines might not hold in soft wet soil, so there is a risk the tent could end up the other side of town. I guess I'll have to sleep in it to keep it anchored ;)

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tent testing weather on 05/24/2010 20:11:43 MDT Print View

I think being in storms in a tent is fun. Let me quantify that....
. No tornadoes whisking me away to Oz (like in the movie, not Australia)

. No tree branches falling on me from the crazy winds (tent site selection is key!)

. Absolutely no dying.

Other than that, I'm good!