Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby Savannah » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:03 pm

And if you lack for a sheet, you can roll up your bedding and tie it shut.
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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby Shaolinskunk » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:56 pm

socks wrote:Put up a monkey hut then put your tent inside
monkey hut cost 65.00 cheap 3 man tent 30.00 The plus is you can
sleep late. Another tip is before you leave your camp for the day
spread a sheet over your stuff in your tent.It makes for a easy clean up


Sorry but...what's a monkey hut?
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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby Eric » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:28 am

Shaolinskunk wrote:
socks wrote:Put up a monkey hut then put your tent inside
monkey hut cost 65.00 cheap 3 man tent 30.00 The plus is you can
sleep late. Another tip is before you leave your camp for the day
spread a sheet over your stuff in your tent.It makes for a easy clean up


Sorry but...what's a monkey hut?


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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby Shaolinskunk » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:55 am

Cool...thanks!
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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby jebus_curst » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:19 pm

Or google Lubbock, tx dust storm. I work in this!


If you are from Lubbock, Tx area you have a great testing area in your back yard. I am from lubbock. I will set up my camp a month early in my back yard and will camp out with the kids for a weekend. If my camp survives that. It may survive the playa. But I will not depend on it. The dust at black rock city is much finer and will almost not wash off of anything you bring. If you are from Lubbock. Hit me up. we can shoot ideas better in person.
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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:27 pm

Welcome to ePlaya, jebus_curst. :)

You can also have your own thread in the "Introduce Yourself" forum, if you want.
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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:36 pm

Eric wrote:
Hondovious wrote:But tourists become burners, sometimes at least.. Isn't that partially why we do this? To show a different path?


Yes, and there will be amazing people who get hit with their first white-out & fall in love with the playa. They will be in the minority of first-timers, however.

What I think Elliot is saying is that if people saw the "other" side of the event, not just the art-cars/costumes/dancing/lights/fun-fun-fun part, but the reality of living in a dry lake-bed for a week where the dust in the air is trying to suck the moisture out of your body... well, we might have less people who come thinking we're the newest stop on the EDM circuit or something on a bucket-list, and more who come because they've heard about all of it & are dying to experience it.



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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby charlie97229 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:20 pm

I suggest Beckel Canvas in Portland OR. For a few hundred $'s you get a good quality tent. I have used a 12x12 miners tent 20-30 times in various places and works great and really easy to put up with plent of stake holes and only one pole
Enjoy :wink: miners tent


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Re: Has anyone used a surplus military tent?

Postby dragonpilot » Wed May 08, 2013 1:25 pm

Spent a fair amount of time operating/eating/sleeping under military canvas...hate the smell, but they did the job.
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