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Shelters The Shelters forum is for the discussion of backpacking shelters (tents, tarps, poncho-tarps, bivy sacks,...).


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Old 03-04-2014, 08:59 AM
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"Real" Family sized Shelter Recomendations

I searched the archives and could not find a post directly on point.

I have backpacked since I was 10. Since I have been married, and adding kids, we have been dragging out our family on trips of various lengths, with various members of my immediate family, and most of the time, with the addition of some extended family. This year, there is no extended family, just us.

We number seven, My wife and I, and our five daughters currently ranging in ages from 3 to 11. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:25 PM
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First, I have to say it's awesome that your family (including the little ones) gets out into the wil NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:04 AM
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I have never really considered a floorless tent until your post and I did some digging. Its certainl NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:20 PM
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You wouldn't have to worry about the children bringing dirt into the tent - it would already be in t NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:20 PM
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You might also check out Tarptent. Henry Shires' largest tent, the Hogback, is designed for four adu NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:43 PM
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:13 PM
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Old 03-08-2014, 07:28 PM
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:39 AM
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Well, I thought I would updated this thread.

We set up our tents in the backyard and NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:36 AM
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Please post of photo of your camp from a future trip sometime.

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