Originally Posted by BillyBob58
That porch mode is great when weather permits. And a Baker Hut appoach makes tarp/bar contact a non-issue. I set it up once, a bad storm came, all stayed dry. It just seems a bit risky. Especially if wind shifted. Has anybody used the Baker hut much? Maybe the Jacks?
BB58, et al,
The Baker hut pitch works well, even in rain with a good site location.... I've used it several times and twice in rain.... maybe some mist but dry by morning.
Alternative to the wide "A" there are mid point tie outs on the 10 foot sides so you can pitch the wide "A" as a barn shape.... This works well for storms and easily clears the spreadedr bars.... If your site is on a contour the up hill side will often reach the ground in the barn pitch.... At this point I often raise the down hill side for a great eastern view, sunrise, deer, turkey etc.