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    That is right no vestibule. I had a small light weight tarp I brought and set up a lean-to for my gear. With the tarp they both weighed right at 3lbs together.
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    I have considered getting that Solitaire 25contender. The only thing I'm not sure about is that it doesn't have a vestibule... So there isn't anywhere to put your pack and boots and stuff at night, especially if it's raining...


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    Hmmm. That one might be the one I need. Thanks for the help 25


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    The tarp was under $40.00

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    Here is the tarp. Someone here posted a little bit lighter tarp.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C3MIL4/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1

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    When I was poor and in college I used just a couple of cheap tarps. It really doesn't take much work to make a shelter out of a couple tarps that is big enough to sleep and keep your gear dry. Of course you are sleeping on the ground...

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    Doing my first pack trip this year, I picked up a eureka spitfire 1 on eBay for 80.00, new they are about 129.00. I think they weigh a little over 3 pounds. Fairly tall in the middle so you can sit up at least. I have only set it up in the house, but simple and fairly roomy.

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    hubba,
    I sent you a PM regarding a 1 person shelter I have I am looking to unload if you're interested.

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    Used is a good option, I used a blue tarp straight out of college when my budget was ridiculous tight.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottR View Post
    Used is a good option, I used a blue tarp straight out of college when my budget was ridiculous tight.....
    I used a white tarp on my first backpack hunt Looking back with all the heavy stuff I took and things I didnt need to take I think Im lucky I even got to where I wanted to be....... lol
    "Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."

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    Check the the www.tarptent.com products out. I have a double rainbow and it's a real light weight setup. Wasn't crazy expensive like some of the other tents. About half the weight of my last tent and way cheaper. For low $200 range you can have a quality tent that will last many seasons.

 

 

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