So after many years on the playa and trashing at least 6 cheap ass tents, I've finally broken down and gotten a nice Kodiak canvas tent. I got the 10x14 (6'6 high) Flexbow for $450. Pretty psyched to give it a spin out there but am wondering whether I will still need a shade structure over it to have any comfort sleeping in the morning. I even built one of FIGJAM's 5 gallon bucket swamp cooler and hoping this will help make it cool enough to sleep in the late morning.
My question is this, for those with a Kodiak or Springbar or other canvas tent of similar proportions, do you
a) have no shade over it, if so does it boil up just like a regular tent which in my experience are un-sleepable past like 9am...
b) sling a mesh shade net tarp over it and does this work without a structure to separate the shade from the tent....
c) actually build a shade structure over this behometh tent (i.e. carport) and if so which one? I've been looking at a cheapie $49 coleman shade thats probably going to be too small: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-200000165 ... ef=lh_ni_t
as well as a more expensive coleman eazy-up style shade sturcture that is big still I'm thinking is probably too small to really work: http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-12-Straig ... d_sbs_sg_2
I'm down to the wire here and staying up there for 2 weeks so would like to be able to sleep!
Thoughts? Advice? Wisdom?