Tent for next year

Ideas, advice, tips, and tricks regarding shelter, shade, tents, and camping. Yes, this includes RV's too.
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Bob
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Post by Bob » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:40 am

You're from Norway and you're asking us?

Dome-type expedition tents are good -- one that is roomy enough for your main gear, designed to keep out blowing snow and still have workable vents. Clip shade cloth or camouflage netting to it, and maybe put up an extra smaller tent for excess gear that won't fit in the car.
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Post by robotland » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:49 am

If you had a tent that kept all of the dust out, it'd be doing double duty as a furnace. Even when it SEEMS calm, the dust is EVERYWHERE and it WILL get into your tent and your stuff. Surrender to the dust. You cannot prevail.
What you CAN do is get some big ziplocks and cheap sheets and spring clips- Anything that won't fit in a bag can be covered with a sheet and clipped closed. If you keep stuff in your car, hang sheets inside as "bulkheads" to expose only the cargo to the dust when the tailgate's open. (If you HAVE a tailgate, that is...)
Experiment with gauze or furnace filters (!) as coverings for the mesh windows in your tent- They can reduce the dust intrusion without completely sealing the opening. Make sure that your tent opens AWAY from the prevailing winds.
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Post by Bob » Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:58 am

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Post by AntiM » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:24 am

Bob is exactly right.

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Post by Gizmo » Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:10 pm

I used a 7x7 Coleman fiberglass pole tent. Before putting
the rain fly on, covered the vents with a sheet and used safety pins to secure the sheet to the poles and to the tent fabric along the bottom edge.
This does a reasonable job of keeping out the dust. If you can bring two
tents, one for your gear and one just for sleeping, you will have a cleaner tent for sleeping.

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