maryanimal wrote:has anyone here used the EZ Up type of canopies? what were your experiences with them? Or can you guide me to a thread about these types of canopies?
FIGJAM wrote:In a big wind it seems EZ up also means EZ down, and bent, and broken, and can't fold up to remove from the playa once it's broke.
SnowBlind wrote:weesinator35 wrote:Hi. I am looking for a simple, easy to put up shelter to protect myself from the heat and wind. I know about Yurts and Monkey Huts, but does anybody know about other simpler, effective ways to get shelter. Do EZ ups work out there?
By themselves EZups are not sturdy enough to survive high winds. I've seen several destroyed on the playa. Some people have made it work by attaching it to something else (RV, Camper, stuff like that), but it's iffy.
Further more, we've had structures that we weren't sure about over the years, and I hate being away from camp when the wind picks up and constantly worrying what's happening to my home. Much nicer to be confident that it's there when you come back.
One popular option is the Costco carport, which is sturdier than other carports and if staked down right will be very reliable out there. It's not as easy to put up as an EZup, but it doesn't take too long either. I've set one up alone, which is annoying but doable. With two or three people it goes up fairly quickly.
(If you want one, get it soon. They usually get them in the spring and they do sell out at some point).
maryanimal wrote:Damn. I have a 12'x10' tent and I want to put in under something and put tarps around it. I got way too dusty last year, but I'm not complaining...much!
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