Pretty good tent! It's a bit larger than it might appear in these pictures. Speaking of the pictures, they were taken with my Motorola Razor cell phone so that's why they are not so good.
It's great for three people, especially in the cold! The material held the body heat very, very well. It got down to 42 degrees early one morning and it was quite warm.
The rain fly is off of it in these pictures.
The concrete fire ring is BLAH...I don't particularly like established campgrounds that you have to pay for, etc. But that's what I have to do around here to go camping locally. That's why I also gather discarded lumber at work, I'll burn anything I can find...within reason...and except to cook over.
That was a lovely weekender in Oktober. I wish I had the money to do it a couple weekends out of every month or had a place to go camp locally that didn't cost nothing...or cost less than $60.00 a day for a tent spot.
Look at how small the stuff is! That Snugpak Merlin is a bit fatter than a regular loaf of bread but shorter! The orange bag contains the Cabela's Bivy Shelter which has its own zippered pouch and can be folded and compressed much, much smaller but I have not mastered the tricky ways of the Cabela's Bivy folding, rolling and smashing procedure.
The Snugpak Merlin is rated down to 32 Degrees Fahrenheit. If I stick that into the Cabela's Bivy and add a Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad, which I am going to do, I'm fairly certain I am going to be able to survive all but arctic conditions...along with some common sense and perhaps a few other, simple things...
The green and khaki sheet is the rainfly to my Eureka! USMC Combat Tent and can serve as a ground sheet, the rolled up British DPM material is a Basha from Britain and the open pack is T.H.E. Pack from SpecOps Brand with the orange bag in view with the Cabela's GoreTex Bivy in that sack.
Well now, it might not hold "everything" but it sure does hold A LOT and it's an excellent pack. Discussing it casually with Kenneth yesterday, he remarked that having a waistbelt was good but the fact that it was not padded was not so good. Maybe so, maybe so. Since I am rather used to the torture of using packs without such niceties as chest straps and belts of any kind, perhaps I am more lenient of the lack of padding on the belt.
More posts coming later today.
The Grundig Radio is for scale.
Excellent pack, quite comfortable to me and holds essential gear and maybe a good bit more if you put some MOLLE pouches on it as I intend to do.
I like Olive Drab (O.D.) Green. If you need it camouflaged, all you have to do is roll it around in the dirt for a couple of minutes and it's camouflaged.