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    Great Looking Hammock Shelter

    So I got the 20% off REI email and figured I'd check out what I need. I'm one of those who often doesn't know what I need until I see it. I came across a MSR Twin Brothers tent, and saw that with one small mod (sewing a zipper into a small vent mesh) it makes a really nice hammock shelter in addition to being a cool tent. For a hammock, it has the option of not using the interior poles and using tie outs for a ridgeline setup. With the 20% additional off, it's still a little pricy at $319, but looks to be worth the money. Some nice youtube vids.

    http://www.rei.com/product/897978/ms...-2014-closeout
    Last edited by TxTiger; 11-14-2015 at 11:34.

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    That thing is well over 5 pounds...I just don't see it. You can get a huge cuben fiber winter tarp for just a little more and it'll be like 20% of the weight...

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    I take it you was the videos from Wawhiker on his MSR Twin Brothers hot tent setup. It is a good idea. Just be aware the ends of this tent slant back so that the ridge line length is much shorter than the quoted length of this tent. If you are looking for a similar style hot tent shelter, take a look at the SmokeHouse shelter that the user Smokehouse on this site makes. There are a number of people that use them for winter hot hammock shelters.

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    Last edited by BrianWillan; 11-15-2015 at 17:00.
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    I'd have never run across the smokehouse before. That......... is one of the coolest things I have ever beheld.

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