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Show pictures of your tent(s) on a canoe trip

One for @yellowcanoe; I actually took your Hubba Hubba when my son & I did the Conemaugh River yesterday. (trip report coming soon)


In fact, this trip, I took TWO tents! (I'm learning lol) The other is a Clostnature Polaris. I've used it a few times on backpacking trips and, so far, I've been impressed given it's price point.

Rickhart nice setup, those pine needles make for comfortable bedding. Really a beautiful area back there. Is that a hornbeck in the back ground?
...the baby blue Sawyer steals the show.
I do like that old Sawyer. What's not as easy to see is that the white boat behind (second picture) it is a Summersong. It's a recent acquisition and I'm on the fence... It might make the trip to the SWPA Canoe Rendezvous this Friday if I can get enough hours in to take Friday off.


Home away from home.
I liked my old Timberline 4 man for solo trips and still bring it on occasion,

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I went with a North Face Pebble for a while but it's seen better days. I liked the Timberline's ventilation/openness more and will no doubt buy another one if needed. Maybe a 2 man Timberline with a vestibule.

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I have my most nights out in this wall tent, over 60 now.

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Robin, you are a true inspiration two us all !
outstanding weather, full lake to ourselves, abundant wildlife, sunburns, lost lures/fishing net and spectacular views. The map showed 7-8 sites, but we only found two. Our site claimed #1 of 3, so maybe the rest are overgrown or non existent. Seemed to be that way for a few lakes here

Just finished a 5 day trip on the Klamath River in northern CA in a drift boat. High flows made the river pushy and a lot of work. I got so tired I never set up a tent, just rolled out a pad and sleeping bag. It was cool enough so that insects were no problem. Nice to see the stars.
Totally tent free, weather permitting.
Nothing better than sleeping under the stars on a clear cold night. I clearly remember bringing a boat up the from the lower Yukon River, in early September. I pulled over to the riverbank just before dark, kindled a fire from drift wood. Rolled out my bed roll on a sandy level spot. Cooked a quick meal, sat on a log drinking coffee as darkness descended. Listened to a pack of wolves in the hills across the river. After a long day of dodging sand bars the color of the silty Yukon I was really tired so sleep came quickly. Full bladder had me awake near midnight. Stars were so bright 150 miles from any light pollution, suddenly the Aurora Borealis started dancing, I hadn’t seen it since early April, “Well it’s God’s own neon green above the mountains here tonight” to quote some lyrics from a Stan Rogers song. I awoke a few more times that beautiful chilly autumn night.
In the morning while my coffee was cooking, I rolled my bed, stowed it, struggled in bib rain pants and float coat. Filled thermos and travel cup with hot black coffee, then headed upriver into the fog, that would soon burn off. I needed to rendezvous at the Dalton Highway Bridge at noon, with a coworker bringing a truck and boat trailer.
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I have slept in quite a few tents in my life, from lousy pup tents to big canvas Quonset hut contraptions. I like Whelen’s lean-to’s and wall tents with wood stoves. However, above tree line (altitude or latitude) nothing beats a Hilleberg tent. My own is the Nallo four person which is okay for three people, nice for two and luxurious for one. Not cheap but worth every penny when there is nothing between you and the worst of Mother Nature’s elements. Light enough for back packing or canoe trips with lots of portages. A real refuge on a dark and stormy night.
I took my dogs out to the Green River Reservoir (northern Vermont) last week for their first camping trip. Also used it as a low risk opportunity to test out some new gear. Here's the Nemo Switch at campsite #12. Don't be fooled, the tent was offset from the fire pit by a fair bit, for non-melting, but still allowed me see the fire from my sleeping pad inside.

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Overall I quite liked the tent. I've been looking for a (mostly) freestanding nylon tent with good head clearance, enough space for me and two small / medium dogs and some gear inside, plus a front porch area that can be opened up like a Baker / Campfire tent. This is a true two person tent, with enough floor space for two sleeping pads and just a little more. Though the walls are nearly vertical, and the tent has a bit under 5' of overhead clearance, so it feels spacious.

The last morning we got some violent rain bursts. I dropped the porch roof down a little and was able to sit under it and read and drink my coffee and stay fairly dry. I'm going to try rigging up some side wall protection for that area. Right after I patch up the mesh where one of the dogs made herself a new door; can't wait around for zippers when there's a squirrel on the loose!

Here's the Nemo Switch

Very interesting tent. I have a Nemo Losi 3P that I like a lot. Had the Switch been on the market then, I would have considered it.

In this kind of tent, which I assume has no integrated floor, how do you keep ground water out in a downpour?