Tent + shade vs. insulated tent

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Tent + shade vs. insulated tent

Postby thebfg » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:43 pm

Question for the veteran burners:

What would be a preferable tent set up: a shade structure with a small tent underneath it (and do you have a suggestion for an inexpensive, durable pop-up or other shade structure), or a large multi-room tent insulated with reflective material? Ideally we'd like a large multi-room tent under a shade structure, but that's outside the budget.

We've got a long list of pros and cons, but mostly I'm curious what you've found works best for you. Thanks!
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Re: Tent + shade vs. insulated tent

Postby Jackass » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:54 pm

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Re: Tent + shade vs. insulated tent

Postby Bob » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:00 pm

Two words: pole barn.
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Re: Tent + shade vs. insulated tent

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:29 pm

Word is that it's the air circulation between tent and roof--1 foot recommended. Reflective doesn't help. Go with the small tent and shade. You'll be able to practice living outdoors.
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