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Re: Freestanding tent or not?

In a message dated 96-08-26 21:47:20 EDT, athiker wrote:

<< What about the tent platforms in the Whites? 

>We slept in a couple of shelters in the Whites and in the Dungeon at Lake of
the Clouds and that was that.

<<Also, don't free-standing tents weigh considerably more than staked tents?

>They definately weigh more. Whether its considerably more is debatable. For
us the inconvenience of a non-freestanding tent was worth the savings in tent