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    • SteveMcD
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      Does anyone have any recommendations regarding two man tents for hunting in the fall? Looking for a decent tent without spending the same amount as a log cabin! 😆

    • wideangle
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      The REI site has many tents. Your text to link here…

      I have used this model many times in Oregon, Nevada and Alaska and have no problems.

    • SteveMcD
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      wideangle wrote: The REI site has many tents. Your text to link here…

      I have used this model many times in Oregon, Nevada and Alaska and have no problems.

      Thanks, WA!!

      Certainly open to more recommendations! Please. 😀

    • skifrk
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      I have used a tarp and tent stakes to create my own tent out while hunting. Along with used a Bass pro tent that is more of a larger than 2 man when hunting with others. There are a lot of tent makers out there with a wide price range. I have used a cheap Wal-mart brand tent, the downside was when the wind and snow came up it was miserable. So I now use a walrus brand tent I got used off of Craiglist and it works well in the bad weather but is pricey new.

    • strait-aero
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      Steve,I’ve used the WalMart Ozark Trail in the fall in all types of weather and it was good. A nice 10’x12′ tent with plenty of room for two men and their hunting gear for about $89 is a great way to go for me here in Ohio. Had it now for about five years and all I’ve had to do was waterproof the seams with some Camp Dry. Very nice abode for the money.8)

      Wayne

    • T Downing
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      Steve, don’t know if you are in the market for super lightweight, durable tents but Tarptent is an excellent design. I have done a ton of reserch on Tarptents and look forward to owning one soon… Awesome for the backpack hunter and they do offer bigger tents as well. Made in the USA…Thought I should share.

      http://tarptent.com/index.html

    • Chad Sivertsen
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      Hi Steve,

      I’d say first thing is to determine how you plan to use it. Truck camp near the road, backpack, or something else.

      Most “two man” tents are crowded for 2 people and gear. A vestibule is nice for packs and dirty boots and may also be useful for heating water or a place for you guard dog to sleep.

      If road camping I would get one big enough to stand up in.

      I have a bivy tent that is just big enough for me, open to the stars but with a rainfly just in case. It is light, under 3# I think. But I would not enjoy waiting out a big snowstorm in it. I usually carry a tarp and cord, another 1#, and it is useful for many things. Extra shelter, cooking area, etc.

      There are many good choices these days and with the internet you can hear from people that use them. I recommend getting quality even if it costs more. When the wind is trying it’s best to rip your tent to shreads a $50 savings might seem insignificant.

      Have fun shopping,

    • T Downing
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      Chad said, “I recommend getting quality even if it costs more. When the wind is trying it’s best to rip your tent to shreads a $50 savings might seem insignificant.”

      Couldn’t be said any better and definitely sound advice. You get what you paid for when it comes to tents. No doubt.

    • SteveMcD
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      Thanks everyone. Great suggestions so far. I was thinking of a two man tent for my own solo use. That way I’d still have plenty of room to spread out gear. The other thing I am really considering is a LeanTo style tent or tarp (for that matter). I’ve camped in Lean to’s before and really liked them, especially with a fire going. But, the main thing is.. it would be for solo use, and I would be backpacking it in.

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      wideangle alteady gave you my first recommendation. It’s one of the best in its class. Look around for occasional sales on it. You might also look at Sierra Designs for this category.

      FWIW, I’ve been using tents in the manner you describe for forty years. and I sold backpacking tents for five years as well.

    • FallguyFallguy
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      Steve you may want to check out these guy’s also I have some of there stuff it is top notch. I have been looking at there tents just haven’t dropped the string yet. http://www.shop.cookecustomsewing.com/product.sc?productId=194

    • SteveMcD
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      Thanks guys.

    • Don Thomas
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      Agree completely with Chad. The first decision point in tent selection depends on whether or not you’ll be carrying it on your back. If you are, I have had the same Moss 2-man mountain tent for over 30 years. It’s cramped for two, but you can do it. Weighs about 6#, holds up well in wind. I don’t even know if it’s available anymore. Mine has saved my bacon more than once while hunting above timberline.

    • Charles EkCharles Ek
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      donthomas wrote: Agree completely with Chad. The first decision point in tent selection depends on whether or not you’ll be carrying it on your back. If you are, I have had the same Moss 2-man mountain tent for over 30 years. It’s cramped for two, but you can do it. Weighs about 6#, holds up well in wind. I don’t even know if it’s available anymore. Mine has saved my bacon more than once while hunting above timberline.

      Bad news, good news, good news:

      Bad: Moss tents are no longer available.

      Good: The folks at MSR (maker of the aforementioned Hubba Hubba) have the patents and know what to do with them.

      Good 2 (yeah, the pun is intentional): Expert repairs on Moss, MSR, Walrus (another revered name of this ilk) and Armadillo (???) tents are available from the ex-Moss folks at Tent Repair Services in Camden, Maine.

    • wahoo
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      what all was said above. For what it sounds like you want you could get by with a msr Hubba Hubba , Black Diamond and still if you want carry it on tour back.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      My two cents. I’ve had two good Eureka tents over the years. I’m due for another. Good tents, not expensive. Both got a lot of hard use for many years before they started to leak.

      I can vouch for REI and Campmor as two good places to get reliable gear for camping. dwc

    • Don Thomas
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      Elds–Thanks for the info. Sorry to learn about the demise of Moss, but not surprised. In the world of quality outdoor gear, all too often the good die young.

      RE the last post–I used Eureka tents for years. No doubt they have many new design models, but my last ones could not stand up to Alaska wind.

      Finally, when weight is not a consideration (floats or fly-ins in adequate aircraft) there’s nothing like a Hurricane Hut from Anchorage. Expensive and heavy, but when the wind on the Alaska Peninsula is blowing 60 with gusts to 80, you won’t complain. Don

    • Amoose
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      As a guy that used to sleep in a Hammock and cheap 2 man tents, before the family came along, I have rarely been dissapointed by Coleman. just figure double (or half) what the “occupancy” is stated, the more room you have, the more comfortable you will be.

      I dream of some day being able to afford a Kifaru

      http://www.kifaru.net/TIPI2009.html

      http://www.kifaru.net/sawtooth.html

    • skifrk
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      Steve;

      if you are thinking lean-to or similar here is another tipi company to look at

      http://seekoutside.com/

      I have heard good reviews of them.

    • tailfeather
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      I’m a Kelty fan….really good quality for the price. I’ve had two different models and lived in each for months at the time.

    • SteveMcD
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      Thanks All! All great suggestions. 😀

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