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Check out this tent I designed and made...

Postby balzaccom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:34 am

Here are a few shots of the tent that I designed and made from some waterproof ripstop I found at Walmart for $2 a yard, and some mosquito netting. The roof wraps right around the foot of the tent and becomes the floor…and the netting wraps around everything else. Weight, with aluminum poles, is a little over three pounds.

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Re: Check out this tent I designed and made...

Postby norcalhiker » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:14 pm

That's pretty awesome. Just the type of design that I prefer as well. Good job!
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Re: Check out this tent I designed and made...

Postby dave54 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:19 pm

Cool!!

When are you going retail with it?


It looks similar to a concept I tried several years ago, but could not make it work right, so gave up. I am glad you were successful. Great minds think alike, but you obviously think better than I.

BTW -- what are the supports?
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Re: Check out this tent I designed and made...

Postby balzaccom » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:22 pm

Not going retail--I already run my own business, and that's enough work for one man!

I bought the poles from the Wilderness Exchange in Berkeley--a great store that has used equipment and lots of parts. So I just figured out what I needed and cut to fit.
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Re: Check out this tent I designed and made...

Postby Cross Country » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:56 am

I really like your tent, especiall the 3 pound part.
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