One Tigris Backwoods Bungalow

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  1. NJStricker

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    I just saw this mentioned on another site. Anybody have any experience with one? Looks like a nice setup, though maybe a bit short.
     
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    Very cool. But, as you said, needs to be longer. At least a foot if not a foot and a half.
     
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    I like that design. But as said,if it was longer so I could put my pack inside I would be putting it on the Christmas list.
     
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    That thing is pretty cool, I was considering making something like that a while ago. I wanted some sort of enclosed A frame with the ability to open one side like that. This thing pretty much fits what I wanted, if it were made of silnylon it would be super compact. For 85 bucks it's worth trying and it could always be modified or used as a pattern then modified. Maybe I'll purchase one at some point.
     
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    I see it comes with an "aluminum survival mat". That could be hung on the back wall, and with a sheet of clear plastic covering the open front, it could easily be fashioned into a super shelter.
     
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    A review is here.
     
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    Decent vid. A few thought after watching.....
    -At first I didn't think the 6.5' foot length would be a liability, but now I think it would need to be longer as well
    -End panel windows would be best located at the very top of the panel, and instead of a flat panel cover, an oversize panel with a tieout (like the Hilleberg Nammatj) would serve to hold up the tent on the pole.
    -Sodcloth tieouts/grommets are a great idea, we should see more of these.
    -Tie outs inside on either end to rig a ridge/clothesline.
    -Single tieout in the middle of the back side to pull out the back wall (could be rigged after purchase easily enough, surprised the reviewer didn't do it himself)
    -The tieout awning seems like a good idea, but in the vid sags so much in the middle without some support (another pole & tieout?). That thing would collect so much water in a downpour and possibly collapse the whole setup (especially being nylon). I'd like to see a review of this product in not-so-ideal conditions.
     
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    I wanted the bungalow but saw the tipi when I searched it. After some research and contemplating I just impulse bought the tipi after staring at it on my phone over the last week. I figured for 89 bucks on Amazon I could enjoy it if it’s decent or modify it or use it for a pattern if I wanted. Guess I’ll see how it is when it gets here.
     
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    I went into this with low expectations but I’m actually excited now. Here’s a few pics to tease a review.
     
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    I still want one.
     
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    Here is a Youtube review.
     
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