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Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Winter tent ver 0.65 on 06/08/2012 22:38:37 MDT Print View

Hi Guys,

I have finally gotten around to making a dodgy prototype of the winter tent I have been thinking about for a long time now. More info at : http://hiking26.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/myog-winter-tent-version-065.html

but here are some pics...frame onlyinsideoutside 1

Suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks for looking.

Adrian MITCHELL
(adie.mitchell) - M

Locale: Northwest Mass
Winter Tent on 06/09/2012 06:19:23 MDT Print View

very cool.
What are you thinking in terms of entrance/vestibule?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Winter Tent on 06/09/2012 07:34:56 MDT Print View

What's the frame made of?

Is the fabric a prototype or is that what it will be?

Adrian MITCHELL
(adie.mitchell) - M

Locale: Northwest Mass
Frame on 06/09/2012 08:54:23 MDT Print View

On his site, he says that that is just tyvek as a prototyping material, the final will be in .75 cuben. the short straight poles are carbon arrow shafts, the long straight poles look like trekking poles. the long curvy pole, I dont know.

Adie

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
re: on 06/09/2012 22:52:41 MDT Print View

Hi guys,

Thanks for the comments and Addie, thanks for posting some more info! The main center pole is also made of carbon arrow shafts and has so far coped with me applying some pretty full on pressure to it.

Also I haven't yet decided on the entrance but will probably end up being a single or double front zip to save a bit of weight. Alternatively, I might experiment with a roll up vestibule/ entrance.

Samuel C. Farrington
(scfhome) - M

Locale: Chocorua NH, USA
winter tent design on 06/10/2012 19:53:11 MDT Print View

That's a nice frame design, Jeremy.
The devil's in the details.

Jeremy Platt
(jeremy089786) - F

Locale: Sydney
Detail on 06/18/2012 02:41:50 MDT Print View

So true Sam. The devil is also in other little projects floating about!