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[pct-l] Tents for the PCT
More wisdom!! First , if you don't sew, buy a tent that weighes less than 3
lbs. My top choice in the mass market class would be a Walrus Zoid 1.5. You
can do better though with a small tent manufacture. Many former thru-hikers
are now kicking out some great tents. Ron Moak ( Fallingwater), Henry Shires
and others make tents in the 2 lb. range that use your own treking poles.
Nomad tents are another light single wall design that uses treking poles.
Tarps are great after the bugs lighten up. If you break an alum. pole on
your high-dollar tent, go to an archery shop and replace it with an arrow
shaft. Arrow shafts come in 36 in. lengths and can be cut to any size and
come in a number of diameters. ( Or replace that cheap fiberglass framed
family tent with an arrow shafted frame. < Cuts the weigh by 2/3's in some