Hey folks, here's hoping someone else may have figured out an idea or two for this.
I have a 10X12 wall tent, and solid internal frame made of conduit. The frame is heavy, and bulky, fine for truck camping but I'm looking to pare down for moose hunting on a boat. What I'd like to figure out is an alternative to bringing the internal frame, without necessarily having to build an entire traditional external frame. Ideally something I could make ahead of time and that I could even leave in the bush for next year.
I have heard of Canadian Rangers building a folding ridge pole from 2X4's, (I would love to see pictures to better understand). I've heard about a 3-pole system (ridge pole and 2 uprights) but how would that would fit together - not sure. I like the idea of using a ratchet strap between 2 trees for a ridgepole, though this would be dependent on if your site has the right trees. If you have any ideas or pictures please post. The more portable, versatile, and easy to setup the better.