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 Post subject: Camel Outdoor Gear Tent
PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 10:06 pm 
I'm planning a couple of short kayak/camping trips over the next month or so, and have an '80s model Camel Outdoor Gear freestanding tent. Anyone heard of this brand? Have opinions about freestanding dome tents generally?

I've never used it, but have set it up to figure out how it works - pretty easy to set up and break down. Rain/wind cover's easy, too. Should I stake out a tarp under the tent for ground cover, then set up the tent? The floor felt pretty flimsy - same material as the dome.

Thanks,

Chris


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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2006 4:15 am 
Christov_Tenn wrote:
Have opinions about freestanding dome tents generally?

I've never used it, but have set it up to figure out how it works - pretty easy to set up and break down. Rain/wind cover's easy, too. Should I stake out a tarp under the tent for ground cover, then set up the tent? The floor felt pretty flimsy - same material as the dome.

Thanks,

Chris


Tents - black Pandora box.... again... :-)
20-yrs old it might have some age problems even without use - check it in your back yard in rainy weather. Tarp under tent - yes, always. It should be cut slightly smaller than tent floor. I'm using some black-white film. I like free-standing tents - can be pitched on any surface, even on granit. My understanding is that non-free standing (staked) ones have only the advantage for hikers and bikers, because can be made slightly lighter and packed smaller (not all of them are light and compact, though).


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