Don’t hate me…

Tents…driving me…mad…

I think part of the problem is my Subconcious is pouting, because I love my usual set-up. So, like I posted earlier, I’m leaning towards “f it, I’m going to get something from wherever and if it blows away and I hate it…too bad.”

From hundreds of bucks for an awesome dome, to Wally World, here we are:

Front door is only half-screened – but I think on the playa that’s good? Less dust?

Would have to see how easy it is to set up on my own. One of the more highly reviewed ones on the site. Nearly the same (4.5 out of 5 stars) rating on Amazon…interesting. Wenzel tents are fairly well-rated.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wenzel+tent

I kinda like this one, just because it is so goofy looking, but the odd way the roof sits like that…wind magnet, I’d think.

This one

Is tall enough for me to stand in (a primary must-have), and looks kinda nifty, but is awfully screeny.

So, Wenzel and Swiss Gear are the same company. Eddie Bauer tents, across the board (what board?) get terrible reviews. I’ve read bad reviews on Jeep (also Wenzel/Swiss Gear), but this one reminds me of my current hoo-ha (only more complicated):

http://www.wenzelstore.com/jeep-family-dome-tent-p-3684.html

Also eyeballing this one:

http://www.wenzelstore.com/cedar-brook-room-family-dome-p-36.html

(the internets is freezing up and not letting me post pics n’stuff)

and this one:

http://www.wenzelstore.com/solitude-sport-dome-p-31.html

or

http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-River-8-Foot-Person-Backpacking/dp/B00170EQSE/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1

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2 Responses to “Don’t hate me…”

  1. Chris Says:

    No one hates you! 🙂 I bet every virgin has at least 3 things they obsess about and one of them rises to the top.
    One of my three was cleanliness. I’m not a small creature and so I was concerned that after two or three days I’d become so ripe that my bunk mates would make me sleep in cellophane. They alleviated my concern with this bit of info:
    “Question: I assume no showers?
    Reply: Navy showers (wet……wash………rinse) or run naked behind water truck sprinkling roads every am……….everybody does it for sport”

    Water truck showers! That sounds like waaaay fun!

    And now I can go on to obsess about one of my others things: What can I bring to eat for those days when I’m so hot that I don’t want to eat at all?

  2. Randall Says:

    The screens on tents won’t do anything for dust… it’s really fine, like powder. Here’s the inside of my screened tent after Saturday’s sandstorm: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7363531@N05/2840501140/in/set-72157607642563881/ This year I’ll be packing everything in plastic trashbags before I head out for the day.

    Also, some of the tent designs do better in wind than others. This one was permanently deformed. (It was also taller than most tents of this design, giving it more surface area) http://www.flickr.com/photos/7363531@N05/2841298620/in/set-72157607642563881/ I wouldn’t worry too much about buying stuff that will last. Everything you take to Burning Man needs to be somewhat disposable.

    Between your various options, just have fun with whatever you buy… that’s what Burning Man is really all about.

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