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    Backpacking tents and tripods

    I am looking at getting a new tent my old one is about ten years old; but its only 3.6 lbs. It was fairly weather proof. I would like to stay at that wieght or less. Also I haven't found a light wieght tri pod for my swaroski 65mm spotting scope that works well. Lets hear what you guys are useing and how you like them.

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    I bought a vanguard Alta 225 CT. They are made from carbon fiber supper light and strong. They have many heads that will adapt a large assortment of cameras/ scopes. You can goggle them. If you need help get back to me.

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    Whenit comes to tents, look at the Akto by Hilleberg. It runs about $425.00. I have a friend that swears by this one man tent and I have read good reviews. However, I don't have first hand experience with this tent, it's out of my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpeebles View Post
    Whenit comes to tents, look at the Akto by Hilleberg. It runs about $425.00. I have a friend that swears by this one man tent and I have read good reviews. However, I don't have first hand experience with this tent, it's out of my budget.
    A buddy of mine runs the Hilleberg Akto and it seems like a sweet tent. I currently am using the Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight. Possibly in the market for something different this year.

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    Check out some of the 3 season and 4 season tents from Eureka. They work great and are economical and light weight. I use a one person for early season and 2 person for later when the weather gets nasty. All the gear can be in the tent with you. If price isn't too big a deal, Hilleberg tents are incredible although a little heavier.

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    Integral Designs http://www.integraldesigns.com/ has got some great ultra light gear. It can be a little pricey, not that much more than other high end gear, and the materials are amazing. I've had the bivy for a few years and it is amazing. I've rolled out of the sac in 5 inches of snow and 4 inches of standing water in a downpour and never been wet. They make some great 1-3 person tents and tarps as well.
    People in SUV's and suburbs will kill more game animals than a man with a bow, ever could.

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    When it comes to a tripod I've been using the Vortex High Country. It's lightweight (Only 2.10lbs) and is very versitale. It works very well with a 65mm Swarovski. The best part about it is that it's only $79.99.

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    On the tripod, if your not in a hurry, check with camofire.com. They've had some carbon tripods of late at a good deal. You just have to sign up for their texts/emails and be ready to buy. On tents, backcountrygear.com had the carbon msr's on sale recently.

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    Thanks for the help. Google was alot of help on all this.

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    I bought a bushnell tripod a few years ago, from Sportsman Warehouse. I think it's made by Slik. It's about 3.5 pounds and I can sit or stand. It was around $120. I've been really happy with it. Unfortunately, for good stability with high power optics, especially in wind, the tripod needs some weight.

 

 

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