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    Does anyone know if the Hungarian or Russian are the same shape & size and will 2 make a tipi? They seem to be more readily available than the polish ones that are pretty much non-existent in the surplus market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunks View Post
    Isn't there an ethnic joke here somewhere?
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    Cool thread though, thanks for bumping.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnManJoe View Post
    So, Mac - When it is set up "TeePee" style like this, What is the actual "usable" footprint you end up with - ie: with the pole in the middle, is there really enough room for a 6+ footer to lay out their sleep system, and have room for their other gear etc?
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    I just got one. I have quickly realized with a single pole type of shelter that the stake out points are crucial to the integrity of the shelter. Not a big deal in the summer where you can just pound the stakes into soft soil, but in the winter it presents a challenge. In order to erect this shelter in the snow will require the use of snow stakes, heavy logs, or "dead-man" anchors.

    One way around it would be to use a tripod inner frame, or even a tripod outer frame using long logs to make this freestanding. There also is the two log beam outer frame that is a common practice for erecting the miner/pyramid/range tents, but that requires the stakes to be secure both front and back of the tent, and therefore is not freestanding.

    I will be trying out the dead-man anchors with my tent. I believe this would be the best option to go with. I could use snow stakes, but they are expensive, and I believe that they may not work in a variety of snow conditions like the dead man anchors would.



    This link shows them using dowels as the dead man anchors.
    http://www.backpacker.com/skills-pit...155?position=9
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    Quote Originally Posted by MtnManJoe View Post
    So, Mac - When it is set up "TeePee" style like this, What is the actual "usable" footprint you end up with - ie: with the pole in the middle, is there really enough room for a 6+ footer to lay out their sleep system, and have room for their other gear etc?
    I use a similar, although less efficient setup. My shelter halves are diamonds, so the footprint is square. Under wartime conditions there would be room for two tall people and gear, but as a civilian I inhabit it alone and sleep on the diagonal, with two poles outside instead of one inside. I simply put a stone or a stick through the apex and tie it to the two crossed poles outside the tent. It's then possible to hang a lantern or a flashlight inside. In wet weather, when I'm to lazy to dig a rain trench, I use a blue tarp as a groundcloth with the edges tied to the apex with a string so that the tent has a bathtub floor.

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    Doing some more independent research, the center pole section for the 2 half section units are 4'7ish".
    Quote Originally Posted by MtnManJoe View Post
    So, Mac - When it is set up "TeePee" style like this, What is the actual "usable" footprint you end up with - ie: with the pole in the middle, is there really enough room for a 6+ footer to lay out their sleep system, and have room for their other gear etc?

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    Default In case someone wants one or two halves

    Keep in mind that they don't have the center poles.

    http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/russian-r...pe-p12505.aspx

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    Hey sgt Mac where did you find those and how much if you don't mind me asking?

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    Default Polish tent Poncho thing

    Has anyone used the Polish tent poncho thing? Any feedback would be welcome,

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