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PostSat Nov 09, 2019 8:09 pm 
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Name this tent.  Hint:  I bought it in 1987, I think.


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PostSat Nov 09, 2019 9:26 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
Name this tent. 

"The Old Goat"?  hockeygrin.gif

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PostSat Nov 09, 2019 9:43 pm 
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Clip flashlight?

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PostSun Nov 10, 2019 7:45 am 
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Clip flashlight?

That sounds like it.

I've been torturing myself by starting to think about a bike packing trip next year.  I must decide between the coffin tent or the nice, but heavier tent.  I only have several months to make a decision! smile.gif

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PostSun Nov 10, 2019 9:19 am 
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If it was me I would probably go with the lighter tent but that is just me. It might depend on the time year also.

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PostSun Nov 10, 2019 9:45 am 
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If you're taking an ebike weight probably doesn't matter that much, but packed size still does.
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PostSun Nov 10, 2019 1:01 pm 
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If it's a Clip Flashlight from that era, I'd get rid of it.  Mine from the late 1980s was horrible--not enough ventilation resulting in  too much condensation on the underside of the fly, which dripped copiously through the inner ceiling onto me!  I gave the tent away quite a few years ago to a NWH member whose gear was stolen in the Columbia River Gorge.  I warned him about the ventilation problem, but the tent worked for him until he could afford a new one.

In these days of silnylon, you can get a double-wall year-around tent, 2-person so plenty of room for the latest dog, at 44 oz., over 2 lbs. less than the Flashlight and a lot more spacious.  (details on tarptent.com)

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PostSun Nov 10, 2019 5:21 pm 
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I got snowed on in it and don't remember much of a problem and then rained on pretty good and stayed OK.  I just don't like the tiny size.  I do remember being nice and snug the night of the snow--in August.

The Eureka also keeps snug and warm if you have a Lab or Golden Retriever to share it with.  Alas, I have a puny dog now.

Not sure if I'll try an Ebike or use my mountain bike.  The latter has to be modified so it is a sit upright bike.  My hands go numb, and all the other wonderful painful stuff on hunch over bikes.

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