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Chico
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PostSat Nov 11, 2017 6:36 pm 
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Read about it at the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Includes at least one advertising photo.

Float the lake and then set up the tent, pole free!

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PostSun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 am 
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I saw a floating tent on a local lake.  Definitely caused me to do a double take. 
Intriguing concept.   Cooking dinner might be a challenge.....

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PostMon Nov 13, 2017 1:56 pm 
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The thought of hauling around a 75 pound play floating tent any distance doesn't sound like much fun.

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PostMon Nov 13, 2017 8:49 pm 
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InFlight wrote:
The thought of hauling around a 75 pound play floating tent any distance doesn't sound like much fun.

It helps to live in Oregon where you have drive up access to a bunch of lakes.  My pedal kayak weighs about that much.  It would be pretty tough to portage it in a few miles.

Floating tent I saw was in a lake just a few feet from a road.

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PostThu Nov 16, 2017 11:01 am 
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The tent in that photo is tethered. How would one paddle it while the tent was up?

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PostThu Nov 16, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Looks like something you would find drunken college student in, on Spring Break, at a lake.
Hopefully the cost will keep them from becoming litter...

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PostThu Nov 16, 2017 6:03 pm 
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Strap on a couple of gas-powered leaf blowers, and you could fashion yourself a high speed hovercraft!
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PostSat Nov 18, 2017 5:01 am 
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Throw it in a canoe and you'd have a comfy place to sleep.  Ross Lake, Chelan, Lake Wenatchee, The River, and I can think of several other places.  But should a wind come up during the night, the Gilligan's Island song comes to mind.

I wonder if it would annoy the rich lake front house owner crowd? up.gif

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PostMon Dec 04, 2017 9:36 am 
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Say you put it on Ross Lake... would you need a camping permit still?
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PostMon Dec 04, 2017 4:21 pm 
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ree wrote:
Say you put it on Ross Lake... would you need a camping permit still?

You'd probably have to have a potty of some kind on board.  Or float on lakes that have floating potties.

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