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PhilPhilippines

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Saw him live Broadway The Hardway tour Hammersmith Odeon 1987 i think. 5 rows from front, dead center, wicked sound. Amazing band. He shits all over other guitarists. JJ Cale aside of course.
I was a fan of his more accessible stuff, but I had a friend, who has now sadly departed, that had 40 (I think it was) LPs that introduced me to his more obscure offerings, whilst smoking copious amounts of marahooonee. Amazing man, and a revelation as a musician.
 

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I was a fan of his more accessible stuff, but I had a friend, who has now sadly departed, that had 40 (I think it was) LPs that introduced me to his more obscure offerings, whilst smoking copious amounts of marahooonee. Amazing man, and a revelation as a musician.
I can only do the normal Zappa some of it is way out there.
 

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Great opinion...got it right this time. Good look in the mirror was it?
In your experience and wisdom, please post up some pictures of your bike and tent set up.
Or are you just here to follow me around, criticize and attack my posts?
 

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In your experience and wisdom, please post up some pictures of your bike and tent set up.
Or are you just here to follow me around, criticize and attack my posts?
Are you serious? You have a strange idea of your self-importance.

If I agree with a post I will say so As I have done to yours in the last page or so. I also stated that many will take heed of what you say because they respect your contributions . That is why I indicated that your post is not true in THIS instance "I’d stay away from any tent that you have to push the poles through sleeves. Modern clips that attach to the poles are better in every way." Newcomers may take your advice as gospel. It IS in many ways, but it could also backfire.

Hilleberg, and many others. use sleeves as they distribute the tension throughout a curve rather than hooks. In heavy winds sleeved tents are probably more capable of withstanding the high loading and dissipating the energy.

If it upsets you to have your posts even slightly critiqued then use modifiers such as, "in my opinion,,,/my experience has shown.../I believe.../a guy in a pub told me..." etc, Try not to use absolutes, as absolutes such as, "are better in every way". Because if the statement is not correct, a query such as mine could be raised. This is especially true if it could end in an expensive tent failure, or worse - which can happen.

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I’m jusy going off of my recent personal experience on tents. That is what the forum is based off of. Personal experience. I was just trying to clarify why you would personally attack my opinion that clips are better in every way. And I stand behind that opinion.

You want me to not use absolutes, and want “scientific” proof and accuse me of being untruthful.

Yet, when asked about your own personal use of tents camping off a motorcycle, you post a picture nearly 25 years old. Might be your bike, might not. Anyone can be anything on the internet. Can’t even see the tent.

All I have is my personal experience of what I prefer. If you don’t like my advice, grammar, speeeling, do us both a favor and hit the button to ignore Mak10.
 

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I’m jusy going off of my recent personal experience on tents. That is what the forum is based off of. Personal experience. I was just trying to clarify why you would personally attack my opinion that clips are better in every way. And I stand behind that opinion. If you had stated it was your opinion then I would have stfu..., but you did not. That is why I asked. In order to get knowledge.

You want me to not use absolutes, and want “scientific” proof and accuse me of being untruthful.
I am sorry you feel that way. I certainly was NOT trying to make you feel as though you were being untruthful. What I was trying to do was clarify the information for myself and any other member of the forum that was interested. Maybe I came across wrongly. If I did, I apologise. Maybe it is the way I write posts.

Yet, when asked about your own personal use of tents camping off a motorcycle, you post a picture nearly 25 years old. Might be your bike, might not. Anyone can be anything on the internet. Can’t even see the tent.
I have made it clear in the last few pages that the last time I had a tent was when I left the UK to Asia in 1998. I left it in Oz with my sister's 8 kids and they commandeered it, along with an MSR, Rab sleeping bag, etc, etc. My rucksack is in the UK with my Thai-ex. You may or may not know that camping for a foreigner in the Philippines can be very foolhardy, therefore, at the request of my Filipina wife, I stay in four-walled accommodation - accommodation is extremely cheap, safe and comfortable.

All I have is my personal experience of what I prefer. If you don’t like my advice, grammar, speeeling, do us both a favor and hit the button to ignore Mak10.
As I stated previously, I find your advice on your personal experiences valuable in most instances. Surely the idea is for us to all benefit from each other, not divide off into little cliques. I like to share my opinions and views as well. If I am wrong the please inform me. I often get things wrong.
 

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My new tent... StormBreak 3 but really it's a comfortable 2p

clip attachment??? yes, please.

3 Season, dry (so far) and easy setup.

Luv the dual door/vestibule, interior height and simple construction. Packs down tight into a 7 x 20" roll and weighs around 6lbs. Great having space inside for gear and luggage if need be. I've only camped about 3 times (this year) so still getting accustomed but it's already surpassed the prior 3p (Koppen) in every way.
 

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Going into Season 5... this off brand tent (Scorpion Ledge) has performed admirably. Clip attach, aluminum poles, twin doors. Used last year on the NEBDR (abbreviated) 6 out of 10 nites with rain three of those. I stayed dry but missed the space of my 3p.
 
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I am currently considering the Hillbillyberg Kaitum 3 GT, or Anjan 3 GT. I was looking at the Wild Country Hoolie Compact 3 ETC as I had a Terra Nova Voyager when they first came out, but I am now 2 persons, whereas before the Voyager was prime real estate for one.

I will be in my four-wheeled motorbike (Caterham 7) and travelling approximately 11-13,000 miles around Europe. Covid has curtailed the trip and, restrictions permitting, we are thinking June - Sept 2023.

Been out-of-the-loop for camping equipment since 1998, so going through all the new gear was great fun.

NB: My one person Macpac Microlight , MSR XGK multifuel, Rab sleeping bag, etc, were all "acquired" by my sister's 8 kids, between 1998 and 2016?? I still have a Mountain Equipment climbing fleece, 25+ years on and the only thing wrong with it is that it has lost the zipper tag. My Thai ex has my Dana Designs Terraplane (2007) - I gave it to her in a moment of (perhaps temporary) insanity...
I’ve got a Hilleberg one man tent. It’s a fantastic bit of kit. Really well made.


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I’ve got a Hilleberg one man tent. It’s a fantastic bit of kit. Really well made.


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They are fantastic Matt. Was it you that had the Staika? As a result I looked at the Saivo, but for 3/4 months it may be a bit claustrophobic for my wife...

The reason I am considering the Hillbillyberg are:

1) They are pretty much bombproof. It will probably be overkill for my plans, but having been in storms that have destroyed other tents, I want that insurance. They have passed the "Baboon Test" (
- the whole video is interesting but see 5:55) and there is nothing worse than wondering if you can ride out some bad weather. I want the trip to roll out seamlessly - not gonna happen, but the less that is left to chance the better.

2) I will not be keeping it and will be selling it on after approx 3/4 months use. The resale value should be good as the trip will be documented and I like the idea of someone that is looking for a tent for a specific use, getting one that is in great condition and at an honest price. I will ask them to possibly document their journey with the tent - like a Hilleberg life diary...

3) They pitch all in one (the only drawback of the amazing Terra Nova Voyager I owned when they first came out around 1994 (with the brighter, yellow inner, same as the Hilleberg):
) which is a bonus in inclement weather.

4) The Keron 3 GT ( https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/black-label-tents/keron-3-gt/ ) or Kaitum 3 GT ( https://hilleberg.com/eng/tent/red-label-tents/kaitum-3-gt/ ) are very spacious and well-vented, have versatile space with the inner being movable and removable and they are almost free-standing (I like to use as few guy lines as possible where people are about)

All tents are a compromise and the only drawbacks I can see with #4 are the price and the weight. If it is not stolen, I will recoup the majority of the cost and given the tent a memorable christening. The weight is not a concern as it will be strapped to the roll bar on a Caterham.
 

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Mines a Aktos one man tent so definitely not suitable for your wife. I bought it for back packing round NZ. I particularly like the fact that Hilleberg tents are not seem sealed and therefore do not need resealing periodically unlike my new Mountain Equipment Trango. Hilleberg use a different method of waterproofing their joins using a special thread.


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Mines a Aktos one man tent so definitely not suitable for your wife. I bought it for back packing round NZ. I particularly like the fact that Hilleberg tents are not seem sealed and therefore do not need resealing periodically unlike my new Mountain Equipment Trango. Hilleberg use a different method of waterproofing their joins using a special thread.


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They use a freezing needle for the smallest puncture aperture (well, that's the spiel anyway). The result is that the seams do not require sealing, but the bank balance requires bandaging!

NZ must've been amazing. I have heard it is like the west of Scotland but B-I-G!!! My last tent was a Macpac Microlight which got little use. I recall(?) Macpac are in NZ and they do make some great tents. I was considering the Minaret but it had a few downsides to it: condensation; bit small...

I think I have to bite and go spacious and accept that the weight comes with size and a sturdy frame.
 
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