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Appytrails tent? #6029558 01/11/12
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Anyone tried one? Especially the "5 man" looks very similar to the backcountry shelter.

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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: Biathlonman] #6030944 01/11/12
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I've not tried one yet. I've read lots of good things about them, and am saving up to get one.
If you get one, let us know what you think about it.


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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: EdD270] #6030987 01/11/12
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The price is right, I might pick one up and give it a try.

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My brother was thinking the same thing, I guess just one of us should spring for one and see what they are about.

Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: Biathlonman] #6032567 01/11/12
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I have one. I've used it for the past 2 years of deer season. I put in a TiGoat stove jack and burn a homemade woodstove in it with a TiGoat stainless 3" stack. It's good for 2 guys with gear and a woodstove. I've been inventive with my clothes drying practices and am thinking of new ideas for the small grommets so that I can use bigger MSR Ground Hog Stakes instead of the generic tent stakes provided. It's never leaked in the rain and only had it in light snow. It handled pretty good wind on the edge of a lake this fall, but I'm dealing with the Adirondacks of New York not the western high mountain areas of the west that can really test the gear that most guys have on this forum. That being said, it's good for moderate areas. I can't speak for areas where most of you guys are that requires more hardy gear.


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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: okhill] #6034836 01/12/12
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I don’t know how to point to another discussion from this one, so I’m just copying here.

12/22/11 – posted by RJM52 – in the “Tipi/tarp vs. floored tent” discussion

“Last summer I was out with same bunch and they were again "tentless". I was in an Appy Trails MK V which is a lightweight version of the old Boy Scout design. Even though it is floorless I had just a piece of bug net across the doors which I had pulled back... That night the skeeters were so bad the rest of them didn't sleep as it was too hot to just hunker down in the bags... They didn't bother me at all…

After finding the Appy Trails tent, again suggested by someone here, I have diched tarps.... When it rains it is bad enough...when you get wind and rain it really sucks under a tarp.... The Appy Trails tent sets up tight and bucks the wind well...and there is no 500 feet of lines to set up to make it secure....

Bob”

Now, I will confess to a vested interest here… the Appy Trails tents are mine. But if you have any questions that I can answer please let me know.

On the small stake grommets, some people have put bungi loops on them to use larger stakes. But in buggy conditions this creates a gap between the tent and the ground. I would recommend either looking for longer stakes or double staking if the ground is soft or the weather threatens a real blow.

You double stake by putting a second stake next to the first, just past the tent edge, then tying them together with a piece of paracord or a shoestring. If you find yourself in a soft ground situation this can be done with a stick from the woods and a rock to hammer with. Or you can carry a few extra stakes for emergencies. This is also helpful if you hit a rock a few inches down and can’t trust the stake to hold.

I do appreciate your interest.


Sam
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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: SamB] #6036592 01/12/12
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Thanks for the suggestions on the stakes Sam. I usually only use mine during deer season when bugs are not a concern. I've been very happy with my tent so far. Have you heard of anyone else placing a stovejack and woodstove in your tents?


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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: okhill] #6038521 01/13/12
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Most of the discussion on adding a stove has been here on this site. You can chsck out
https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbth...4/Re_Got_an_Appy_Trails_Tent#Post3192704
"Digs" put up some nice pictures, too.


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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: SamB] #6041213 01/13/12
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I still have mine (noted above) and it is probably my #1 use tent.... Planning on trying it winter camping, as in snow, when I get back from the SHOT Show...

The stove jack is interesting...Bob



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Re: Appytrails tent? [Re: RJM] #6043898 01/14/12
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I still have mine also. I probably use it 5-10 nights per year and I don't think I have been in any extreme weather yet. It has held up well with the light use i have put it through.

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