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  • A Flock of Tent Conversions

    When you start converting tents, you will eventually convert your friends… to double walled tents. Here’s 3 three tent conversions out on a recent trip. You should have seen the amount of firewood we didn’t burn and left for the next guy. Big Agnes Rabbit Ears 6, Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5, Eureka Equinox 6.

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  • #2
    Love it all around! The hardest is part is that first cut into a perfectly good tent, eh?


    • #3
      That's quite the line up as it shows what's possible. Gotta love wood heat.


      • #4
        I converted an ancient Eureka Alpine Meadows and it has been great. However these days most tents have a lot of mesh and are not great for conversion. What tent models do you find are best for this?



        • #5
          All the tents in the photo were chosen for conversion because they had little or no mesh on the inner tent. For the mesh that is there I make panels of untreated ripstop and cover over it. The Alps Mountaineering Taurus (middle in the photo) has only two small mesh sections and the Browning Glacier (not pictured) has no mesh at all. They are out there. And in reality if you sew a full skirt on the fly a little open air between double walls is no big deal, you are still trapping a ton of hot air and keeping the moisture to the outer wall.