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Posted: 3/10/2002 1:47:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/10/2002 2:37:46 PM EDT by Aviator]
Just got one of these this weekend. [img]http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/00/58/84/p005884hz01.jpg[/img] From Cabelas. Very nice. Just got done setting it up. Took me about 1/2 hour by myself. Not bad for a first time. With two people it could be up in less than 15 minutes I think. Built well, tons of room inside and lots of neat features. I'll be using it mostly for mining and dredging trips, but for hunting or family camping trips I can't think of anything better. More info on thier website.. [url]http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/horizontal-pod.jhtml?id=0005884&navAction=push&navCount=2&indexId=cat20105&parentId=cat20105&parentType=index[/url] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:07:24 PM EDT
Cool tent. Be sure to get one of these for the tent-warming party: [url] http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/pod/standard-pod-wrapped.jhtml;jsessionid=QKH3CP2UCZRAGCWQNVDSFEYK0BWUKIV0?id=0005934&navAction=jump [/url]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:10:17 PM EDT
I want one in a two story version! CJ [img]http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/stupid.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:20:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:25:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CockedandLocked: will it make its public debute at the BRC ???
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Yes, I belive it will [:D] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 2:29:31 PM EDT
looks great, how many rooms does it come with. It's bigger than my cracker box. Happy camping.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 3:16:39 PM EDT
About 5 years ago I tried to buy one of their tents. Since I only live about 120 miles from their headquarters, I called them and ask. Do you have the tent in stock I am looking to buy? Yep we got plenty was the reply. Are you sure? I don't want to drive 120 miles one way and have it be out of stock. Yep, we got em, no problem. This by the way was just a couple months before we were leaving for our first elk hunt. Guess what, I arrived, asked for a tent. We don't have that in stock. I was pissed. Then the manager of the section was advised of my situation. Well how about an upgrade to the next larger tent for a discounted price or the same price since I called ahead. Nope can't do it. I was not a happy camper, by the way I let them know it too. I left the store and didn't buy anything from the SOB's for 3 years. Of course, now I have forgiven them,( sort of) I don't drive there for anything special, but I also don't brag on their customer service like I used to. Their equipment is good, but their size is so big now they don't really care if the piss off a few customers with poor service. Sorry for the rant, again, you probably got a darn good tent, but when I start talking camping- "tents" it still pisses me off. probably shorten my life.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 5:22:51 PM EDT
What, no pics of YOUR particular tent?! I keep drooling over that one, myself. If and when I get the money, I'll have me one of those!
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 5:50:56 PM EDT
It is still up. I am doing some cold weather testing to see what it will take to heat it. I'll get some pics tomorrow or the next day and post em. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 5:57:06 PM EDT
Thanks, I'm very interested in what it'll take to heat it to a more or less comfortable temp.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 6:15:00 PM EDT
Well, for the hell of it I tried one of those Coleman Black Cat heaters. No dice there. It did OK in my old 14'x9' dome tent, but this thing is just too big. I am thinking a kerosene heater would do just fine, or maybe several of the black cat heaters. That is starting to get pretty expensive though. It is pretty cold here right now. dropped into the 20s after the sun went down. The problem may be that the ventilation is just too good. There are vents on two sides at about 3' and two covered vents up at the very top. I think the heat is all just jetting right out. I'll keep you updated. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 9:52:15 PM EDT
I have had nothing but good things to say about them and thier products ive never bought a tent from them but I have bought a B-Square roto tilt bi pod an elk cart and a bone sawfrom them and a set of camo sheets all of which have been good. my family has bought lots of other stuuf from them. For a Stove try a Elkhorn Tent stove they are square and make alot of heat and =hold up well they work best with a roof vent. Don't but one of the cylinder stoves. A friend I hunt with bought one (not through cabelas but its the same) I froze my ass off in that tent for a week the only way to get heat out of it was to have it wide open but it did hold a fire all night and you can stick some reallly long wood in it. Ive only been in traditional wall tents and have never seen those I hope it works for ya
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 11:09:10 PM EDT
Nice. Do they come with that chimney? What kind of stove can you put in it? Maybe a cooking and heating combo. That tent looks nice enough to make me want to camp again. Enjoy.
Link Posted: 3/10/2002 11:43:36 PM EDT
Stove and pipes are the next purchase I think. Probably going to get this model.. [img]http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/00/58/78/p005878hz01.jpg[/img] Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 3/16/2002 9:41:00 PM EDT
Ive never seen those stoves anywhere but in cabelas. they look a little thin to me but maby your going for light weight then maby thats what you want. Ive also heard that water tanks on the sides of stoves like that cause hot spots on the stove. because of the differnce in temp shortening the life of the stove
Link Posted: 3/17/2002 12:02:31 AM EDT
Thanks for that info Oregon. I'll check into all that. i got pics of my tenet, just need to scan them now. Will try and do it in the next couple days. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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