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[pct-l] Eureka tent - any thoughts?

Good evening, Steph,

I have used the Timberline a great deal, and my kids even more, but only for
family car-camping.  At nearly 6 lbs. the Timberline is ruinously heavy for
a thru-hike.  There are some fairly economical backpack tents that are about
half that weight, and if you are not in a hurry you can shop off-season
sales or watch e-Bay.  I'm really lazy and I don't like to carry stuff so I
use a 10 oz. tarp.

You are on the right track.  The planning is not only wise, it's great fun.


"The will to win in important, but the will to prepare is vital."
- Joe Paterno

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephanie" <taurodea@gmail.com>
To: <pct-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 5:35 PM
Subject: [pct-l] Eureka tent - any thoughts?

In preparation of my thru-hike which is still eeons away, my dad just
gave me a couple of Eureka Timberline tents - the style shown here:


Has anybody ever used this tent? Is it suitable for the PCT? We set it
up today in my uncle's back yard and it took both of us to set it up,
it seems a bit heavy, the rainfly doesn't completely cover the
windows, there's poor ventilation, a high center profile, and I wasn't
so sure about the floor. But I really liked the color. lol - I guess
I'm just wondering if I'm just hallucinating all of this, or if these
tents are worth keeping. I'm just looking for a really decent 1 or 2
person tent that won't run my bank account into the ground for my

Much thanks,
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