A new winter base camp tent

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  1. Moondog55

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    Sorry for your loss.

    Looks very nice. The floor had me confused though. In the pics it looks like the floor of the tent goes all the way through, but in other pictures you can see ground. Is it designed like that?
     
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    Sorry for your loss, but I think he wanted you to be happy, and if that makes you happy I'm sure he is pleased. joe
     
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    A multi part floor, the centre section can be folded back leaving a "hole" in the floor
     
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    Sorry to hear of his passing. My first inclination would be to say that the tent would be a great way to remember him. Whenever you used it, it would be like part of him was with you.

    And saving $800.00! Who wouldn't approve of that! :) Just what you are saving is more than I could imagine spending on a tent. :)
     
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    Thanx guys, Dad had a good life.
    My better half isn't yet quite sure I should buy it
     
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    All I have ever wanted for my 4 kids is for them to be happy living their lives the way THEY want.
    Im sure your old man, God rest his soul, was JUST THE SAME.
    Spend it and use it, and every time you do Itll give ya reason enough to think of your Dad and smile!!
     
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    Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad but I think you really should go for the tent and think of him every time your spadding it out when you go winter camping.

    Life is a box of memories so fill it up.
     
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    Moondog you've spent a lot of time and energy in finding a suitable winter set up. Does this set up fit most of your needs? If so I would use your inherited funds for such a set up. Sounds like you won't be spending ALL the inheritance on this, thus you can set aside some for other needs, wants, future.
     
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    While it doesn't tick all the boxes it does tick most, and you are correct; it won't be using all of the money Dad left me
     
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    Nice camp
     
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    Looks great! I'd say if it is what you want, go for it, I can't think of a better way to remember your Dad. You'll think of him every time you use it.
     
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    Probably won't be getting it.
    Hellesport say the fabric is only good for about 40 days of our intense UV radiation and it would cost over $200- to use Nikwax Solarproof on it, so that is $400- of maintenance cost alone in its first year and then $200- each year after that and Dad wouldn't approve of that and neither does my beloved wife
     
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    REI have their big sale on tomorrow
    I am going to order the big Basecamp 6 instead, I'm wondering if anybody has ever hacked the REI Kingdom garage to fit the Basecamp model tents?
     
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    Sh**t
    The Hellesport agent just emailed me and asked if I would be interested in the big tent at the clearance price of $1499-
    Now I really do not know which way to go, although my heart says get the one with the stove and be really comfortable
    Confusion reigns supreme
     
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    At $1500- I had to do it, especially as the stove that is included as part of the package is worth at least $400-
    Mind you I am still in a little shock but it is the same price as the Hilleberg I was also drooling over that can't be used with a stove
     
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    Unboxing has begun.
    The stove is very well made and very shiny. Won't be shiny for long tho
    It is however much bigger than I thought it was going to be, possibly a little too much stove for my tipi seeing as how it is big enough for the 14 person model, the wet gear will be dry that much faster won't it?
     

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    Nice tent, nice stove. Hope they work well for you. Be nice to get a full evaluation once you have a chance to use them.
     

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