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    Senior Member mataharihiker's Avatar
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    I would NEVER zip up the Weathershield completely but that's not because there would be any risk of suffocation...you don't risk suffocation in a tent, do you? Think of the Weathershield as a rainfly...it simply is not airtight...condensation would be the issue...

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    I just left one side open with a 27 degree overnight low. I don't see the need to close both sides of the shield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mataharihiker View Post
    I would NEVER zip up the Weathershield completely but that's not because there would be any risk of suffocation...you don't risk suffocation in a tent, do you?
    Well, yes it's possible. Modern tents all have holes, etc. for ventilation. I've gotten some pretty good headaches from closing up a tent too much when I first started hiking about forty years ago.

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    How do you know it was carbon monoxide poisoning? I'm sorry, I've never heard of such a thing except winter camping with an inside stove and I began solo camping in 1966...

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    The few nights I've spent with the weathershield zipped up . . . . I just left about a 3-4 inch gap near the "ridgeline." And I could definitely feel the fresh air coming through that gap. No problems with air coming in.

    In colder conditions, I could see how condensation might be an issue. But I'll have to test that next year I guess.

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    Hmmm carbon dioxide... suffocation.. no wonder I sleep so well when I zip up :P

    Haven't had a problem yet with condensation when zipped tight... My ground tent was a single wall and it would be dripping by morn if I zipped everything up.


    As for the pockets, I would like to see them a little closer.. although if they were they would get in the way of your head or shoulders..... I see their point now... now I have to get a pistol just so I can use the pocket correctly

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    Just throwing this out there, but I think I see a Rapala fillet knift that I see hanging in a bag in your hammock? I only ask cause I've had one for years that looks a lot like the one you're got in your pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dufus934 View Post
    Just throwing this out there, but I think I see a Rapala fillet knift that I see hanging in a bag in your hammock? I only ask cause I've had one for years that looks a lot like the one you're got in your pic.
    yep...Rapala fillet knife...

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