Posts Tagged ‘big agnes tent’

So let’s poke around REI…

April 10, 2010

I mean have you clicked on the “Tents” category?


“easy to set up” and “lightweight” sound good, plus it looks like I could open the fly, there, to stick a fan in. I found it pretty easy to sleep in the day, when there was a fan…but my dome sure had a lot more air flow. I don’t know how stuffy a smaller tent like that would be…this one seems fairly similar:

I thought about a Big Agnes before, and here I go again

Something “Big Agnes” and “Big House” brings to mind jail and Oz and jokes…”easy to set up” and “ventilation” are plusses, plus good for high wind.

Hobitat still looks good…except for the not easy to set up on one’s lonesome. And if a Science!tist can’t do it, I sure as heck can’t.

“…a Tolkien minority.” Ha!

Lemme tell you THIS: I will not be w/o electrolytes/healthy additives for my beverages. But what the hell’s the difference? Is this just EmerGenC in a pretty bottle?

Is it potassium and sodium content I’m looking for? God, I can’t imagine going another…four or so days straight, non-stop thirsty. 😦 Nuun is well-rated, and I like the tablet form.

This stuff

Is highly-rated, and

  • Provides the right blend of electrolytes, calories and fluids to maintain a consistent energy level for up to two hours during your workout
  • HEED contains no citric acid—won’t burn your throat or upset stomach
  • Ingredient l-carnosine helps prevent lactic acid buildup in muscles
  • Sweeteners stevia and xylitol are added to replace simple sugars that most other sport drinks use; promotes oral health
  • That all sounds good.

  • Full spectrum, balanced electrolyte minerals provide a complete supply of nutrients your body needs during exercise
  • Nearly every one of the 5 outta 5 star comments talk about how well it prevents cramps. I don’t really need something like that…I just don’t want to be thirsty.

    This tent seems alright…only three poles? Fantastic.

    That exclamation point amuses me highly. It’s definitely taller than I really need, but looks pretty easy to set up.

    LL Bean sells it, no customer reviews there, either (cheaper than REI, too). GOD why can’t I get a job as a tent tester?? Looks like the slightly smaller version has only two poles

    How would height affect sturdiness in wind? I pretty much don’t see how, full of my stuff holding it down, any tent would fly away.

    This “Freedom Tent” just looks cool.

    Apparently, it was designed for people “with disabilities.”

    Few innovations in camping have ever been met with such acclaim as the Eureka!® Freedom tent. The collaborative effort of Eureka!® with Blue Sky Designs, a design firm noted for its work in the biomedical and rehabilitation fields, the Freedom was hailed “one of the truly unique new products”* by industry reporters during its unveiling in August 2004.

    I want to go back to the Shire!

    July 24, 2009

    My other blog details my dorkiness more…a wonderful man and SCIENCE!tist has recommended:



    I bought my REI Hobitat 6 over 3 years ago for Burning Man and it has done me well through one Burning Man, one Flipside, two Alchemies and three Transformi.

    Setup is a bit of a chore if you are alone, but with one other person it becomes easy.  It has eight stakedown points to keep it secure through rain, wind and dust storms.  It’s big enough for me to stand up in and throw a queen size air mattress and all my stuff in.

    It comes in a storage bag large enough that you can repack it in “Sunday Morning post-burn hungover” mode without having to be an origami master.

    Reading through the reviews, there are few cons. The only con for me would be the price.  This tent, at $300 is as much as a month’s mortgage payment – and it ain’t even on the pricey side of tents!

    I like this one because yes, it is big (noticing a trend, with my prediliction towards tents?) but it looks like I could leave it open for air circulation and have privacy:

    Egads, I still need a shade structure of some sort… *sigh*

    This one looks neat-o, too:

    Same with this one (, can keep the fly off and still have privacy.

    Because that is what Burning Man is all about, you know? “Me time.”