looks good, AK Lanche. How do you fight water running under the tent? do you sleep on cots, or bivys? Does the floor have sides, to keep water from running into the tent? Do you see this setup working good in the cold and snowy condition?Can you make the tent touch the ground?
Sure beats the tipi pricewise.
"How do you fight water running under the tent?" Just dig a trench 'round the whole thing...
Generally from what I have seen the water doesn't really run back underneath the shelter when it is raining. Plus I think I would be too lazy to dig roughly 60' of trench around the shelter. The area I sleep in has a typical bathtub style floor so water running back underneath is of little risk to begin with. Plus the fact that water rarely stands on tundra or other types of ground I typical pitch tents on. If on pavement or extremely hard dirt or something I could see this possibly being a concern if I didn't have the bathtub floor, but I do so its a non-issue.
Originally Posted by vadimb
I fully plan on trying this setup into the snow seasons if I plan on backpacking into an area that is still within tree line for fuel for the stove. Otherwise if I am snowmachining in I'll take my Arctic Oven or if backpacking above treeline I'll just take my 4 season backpacking tent.