Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

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Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

Post by krly » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:42 pm

If using a monkee hut over a Kodiak (10x10) during a typical BM much does the HUT actually reduce the noise and movement (articulations?) inside the TENT ? And, since when it's really windy the wind seems to shift directions constantly, does it matter which way the HUT is oriented ?

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Re: Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

Post by Ratty » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Face your monkey hut so that it provides shade and so you can sit in it and interact with passersby. Make a 'windbreak' for the back end. (Either tarp or a open weave shade cloth.) Put your tent towards the back and your 'frontroom' towards the street.

This is all assuming you are setting up on the street.
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Re: Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

Post by Token » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:53 pm

In a big wind event, even an RV is noisy, shaking, moaning and groaning.

There is no solution for wind noise and shake.

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Re: Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

Post by AntiM » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:56 am

Moderator's note: Moved to Building camps as this is a better fit for this topic.

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Re: Monkee hut + Kodiak tent ??

Post by skyy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:44 pm

I'll throw my two cents on this thread too since sharing is caring.

Hello Everyone!

I'm not sure if this is still relevant to your thread but I opted not to build a monkey hut but rather create a lightweight PVC structure that can attach directly to the Kodiak tension rods.

The picture below was from pre-burn 2019. I learned a few lessons during the burn which included drilling some holes through the major intersection points for a bolt and nut to secure everything in place (the PVC tended to pull out of the joints since there was no adhesive). Additionally I extended the top bars (the ones perpendicular to the main metal rod on top of the tent) in order to account for the curvature of the roof when the kodiak is erected.

I threw the aluminet over top of the whole thing once erected (or you can put it in place before erecting the tent for an easier time)

The added distance between the kodiak the aluminet gave an additional insulation layer of air which kept the tent considerably cooler compared to laying aluminet directly over the tent.

This set up allowed me to break the PVC down into small enough pieces such that it fit in the "bar bag" that came with the kodiak and didn't require extra bags to carry in and out.

Unfortunately I didn't get an picture of it completely set up but I think you get the idea :)
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