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Re[5]: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?

     (Sounds to me like you're just a gear weanie dying to do a live 
     What I mean by a vertical door is a door who's plane is perpendicular 
     to the ground. Such a door could lie open without allowing 
     precipitation to *automatically*and*unavoidably* fall into the tent.
     In further thought, it seems there are partial solutions to the "open 
     door" problem in tents with sloped doors via somewhat "aggressive" 
     rain fly construction (where the vertical coverage afforded by the fly 
     covers the vertical aspect of the tent's door opening), but I have to 
     admit they seem *partial* solutions.....

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Subject: Re: Re[3]: [at-l] Cooking in a Stephenson Tent?
Author:  "Kenneth R. Knight" <krk@home.msen.com> at ima
Date:    8/13/99 12:58 AM

On 8/12/99 6:43 PM Thomas McGinnis tmcginnis@ucclan.state.in.us wrote:
>     *Are*there* any tents manufactured today with a vertical opening? I 
>     recall looking around at The Gathering last fall and seeing NO tents 
>     with vertical doors -- all had sloped opening which would necessitate 
>     closing the door to keep rain/snow/hail out.
If by vertical door  you mean a door that when open opens up like a like 
the back door on a station wagon (or lamborgini) the Stephenson tents, at 
leat the ones with the large door zipper option, would fall into this 
category. You would have to tie the door off somehow to keep it open. 
That could be done easily enough by wrapping the cords to trees or your 
hiking poles. With the door open in the same plane as the tent roof it'd 
probably be about 40-42 inches above the ground.  If you're curious 
enough I can try to remember to take a picture with mine set up like that 
when I go canoeing this weekend. Sharing the photo is certainly simple 
enough especially when you have a nice high-end digital camera like I 
do... (been a good summer for buying gadgets/gear) ;)
  ** Ken **
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