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[at-l] Re: non-slip tent floor - was Sephenson tent Qs

COOL idea!

>From: Debbie_Smith@Millipore.com
>To: "Kenneth R. Knight" <krk@home.msen.com>
>CC: at-l@backcountry.net
>Subject: Re: [at-l] Stephenson tent questions
>Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 16:05:31 -0400
><< Sliding around inside the tent while sleeping. That had not ocurred to
>as a potential problem..I like my Therm-a-rest Ultralight 3/4 and hope it
>doesn't slip and slide. If it does >>
>It does, especially on a Thermarest.  I didn't want to put anything on my
>tent that hadn't been 'approved' by Stephensons in case there was some
>problem.  So here's what I did.  I set the tent up in the basement (it was
>winter in New England) and 'painted' lines across the floor with the
>silicone seam sealing that they sent with the tent.  I only painted 3 lines
>all the way across (about 1.5" wide)... one at about shoulder location, one
>at about hip location, and one half-way between.  It worked like a charm
>and I didn't have to worry about waking up bunched up in a corner of the
>tent because I had slid on a 0.5% grade during the night!  That stuff is
>VERY slippery!
>Hope this helps.
>GA>ME '98
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