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    We like to spend our money with the local guys and try our best, but this deal we just can't pass up. Cabela's has the Eureka M1 on sale for $699, down from $1299. Cabela's states that the M1 is an improvement of the Bombshelter, which Eureka makes. Any Input?
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    I bought the M1 on sale, and for that price, I feel it was worth it. certainly not $1299 though. Don't know if you'r in the Anchorage area, but the tent is set up if you'd like to see it.

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    outdoorRN, I was just researching this same exact question. I came across an older thread here: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...s-M1-Outfitter. In post #15, goeaux mentioned that the difference is in fabric and poles. If that's true, it leaves me a bit reluctant about the M1. However, it does seem to have a great reputation, as others seem to think it's the same tent, since both are made by Eureka.

    I would like to also know if either of these tents can be furnished with a stove jack. Would that be feasible?

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    Thanks for the info. We have had a 6 person Guide tent with alum. poles for several years and want to upgrade a bit. Want to stay with a tent under 50lbs. We had the use of a XWT for the last several weeks in Alaska and were super impressed. My 76yo dad and I could set it up in minutes! We have found out for sure that the M1 is a slight upgrade from the Bombshelter. The M1 was shipped to us this week, and we are going to set it up and compare it to the XWT.

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    Thanks for the info. We have had a 6 person Guide tent with alum. poles for several years and want to upgrade a bit. Want to stay with a tent under 50lbs. We had the use of a XWT for the last several weeks in Alaska and were super impressed. My 76yo dad and I could set it up in minutes! We have found out for sure that the M1 is a slight upgrade from the Bombshelter. The M1 was shipped to us this week, and we are going to set it up and compare it to the XWT.

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    doesn't appear to have a stove pipe access, seem like that would be a big drawback
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    Quote Originally Posted by tboehm View Post
    doesn't appear to have a stove pipe access, seem like that would be a big drawback
    Any idea how reasonable it is to add a stove jack to it? Has anyone here done this to the M1, Bombshelter or similar (with rain fly)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnboy View Post
    Any idea how reasonable it is to add a stove jack to it? Has anyone here done this to the M1, Bombshelter or similar (with rain fly)?
    Alaska Tent and Tarp said they wouldn't install a stove jack in my Barney's Bombshelter because it wasn't rated fire resistant. I guess you could on your own though.

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    I've always modified my tents to take a wood stove. even had a Velcroed flap sewed in too. I have a shop do mine for about $100. Never had an issue running a stove.

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    Hey Mainer,,,, are you still at Wolf Lake, if you've still got that Cabelas M1 set-up, i'd like to take a look at it, let me know.-?
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