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stephan q
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BA 3 person hoop shelter from 2 vestibules. on 12/09/2011 11:32:42 MST Print View

Howdy. Our big/carcamping tent is an EM3 w/vestibule. So I found a second vestibule on Gear Swap, thinking I could rig the tent w/2 vestibules. Then I thought, what if I sew these together and add a pole? Here is fast mock up, as they zip together. Middle pole is from a Moment. 57 square feet for about 57 oz+/-. Vestibules are 28.5 square feet each. I get 57oz from a spec. of 24 oz each, minus zippers, plus pole and cross web. Also, REI has these for $45 each. Perhaps a smaller one could be made from the smaller vestibules. Thanks, stephan.em3

Edited by khumbukat on 12/09/2011 11:37:33 MST.

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(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: BA 3 person hoop shelter from 2 vestibules. on 12/09/2011 15:30:04 MST Print View

Nice idea for a myog tunnel tent with minimal sewing and fabrication.

stephan q
(khumbukat) - F
BA 3 person hoop shelter from 2 vestibules. on 12/09/2011 17:53:02 MST Print View

Thanks. Checked the hang tag and I had the weight wrong. They are only 20 oz each. I think the finished project will be under 48 oz.