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    Bell Wedge Tent Winter Hammocking Smoke House

    I'm such a goob! I just ordered a Bell Wedge Tent from Midwest Tents. The plan is to augment it so I can use it with my gathered-end hammock as my winter camping Smoke House.

    First up, I need to add some slits for my hammock rigging and a stove boot. The idea is to have it usable for hammocking, but not lose any of its functionality as a regular tent, in the event I need to lend it to one of my friends who likes to attend Ren Faires.

    Heh heh. (crossing fingers) Wish me luck!

    http://midwesttent.com/catalog/produ...products_id=46

    Of course, I will post videos of the adaptation process, but if any of you have any early ideas on potential mods, speak now! I'd love to hear 'em!


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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Kayt, I have a wedge I use with my hammocks, and I just love the thing. I'll be watching your project with interest.

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    Dave

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    Are you going to hang from the two main poles? What is the weight of that tent. Good luck.
    Carl

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    You know?... I don't know the weight, but I'm only using it in the winter with my pulk. I can't imagine it'll be more than other standard wedge tents. I thought I'd try both hanging from poles (though, I'm not sure there is enough room at only 10 feet apart) and without. For Ren Faires, I'll have my truck, so I can take my stand, if need.

    I do need to fireproof the fabric, too. I got some spray on stuff from our local Mill End Fabric store.

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    Have no experience but allot of interest. I've been spending allot of time on Wintertrekking.com and designing in my head how to fit a hammock and hot tent together. Will be watching to see how things go . Good luck
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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