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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby maverick » Thu May 14, 2009 1:58 pm

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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby Cloudy » Tue May 19, 2009 6:22 am

The easy solution would have been to have had Henry seal it for you at extra cost if that option is still offered. What I usually do is buy a couple of tubes of SeamGrip, rub the seams down with denatured alcohol and paint the stuff on with a very small paintbrush being careful to coat the threads and fill the holes. I tend to believe that care here will pay off later. I do this in sections and let it dry. Sprinkle talcum powder on the dried SeamGrip and rub it in - otherwise it will bond with itself when you fold the tent. I would do the major seams at the very least. I haven't had much luck with the thinned silicone caulk method of sealing so I settled on the labor-intensive method I've described. You can do it while watching TV...

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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed May 20, 2009 10:05 pm

Just follow the directions Henry gives you. It was not very hard to do.
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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby markorr » Sun May 31, 2009 8:30 pm

Anyone interested in selling me your Tarptent Contrail at a good price or trading it for a BD Firstlight?

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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby oldranger » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:01 pm

Mark,

Having a Contrail myself I'd have to say "Fat Chance" or "Slim Chance." Take your choice, oh yeah somehow they mean the same!

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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby markorr » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:44 pm

thanks :( I called Tarptent, but the Contrail is backordered for at least a month. bummer
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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby snusmumriken » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:16 pm

Looks like somebody at Backpacking Light is selling a used Contrail.
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... d_id=21561
PS. I don't know this person, so can't vouch for them.
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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby markorr » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:22 pm

thanks, they're selling a floorless version. I kind of like the idea of keeping the mosquitoes out.

Random question - I'm off to Mineral King in a few days, does anyone know where to buy chicken wire in San Francisco? or what else works to keep marmots out of the undercarriage of your car? Does plastic work?
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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby ERIC » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:40 pm

markorr wrote:thanks, they're selling a floorless version. I kind of like the idea of keeping the mosquitoes out.

Random question - I'm off to Mineral King in a few days, does anyone know where to buy chicken wire in San Francisco? or what else works to keep marmots out of the undercarriage of your car? Does plastic work?


Here's a photo of what one HST member did to keep them out, and here's a thread from a while back where this subject was discussed.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Ultralight solo tent recommendations

Postby MountainMinstrel » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:04 pm

Someone on the Backcountry Forum has one for sale at $125. I do not know them and they are new to the forum but...

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