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    floorless is interesting when pitching in fresh snow.

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    Here in the hot desert we can get away with no floor quite often. even if I have my tent I usually have my tarp up as a shade anyway. I just like the versatility.
    I don't have much, but I do have passion. Land, Air, Sea, HUNT!

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    I started using a tigoat vertex 5 this year and love it.


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    I use a hammock all summer while guiding in Canada, but just ordered a 2X Kuiu tent for out west hunting. I have two floorless shelters; a Granite Gear tarpent (1#) and the 8 man Kifaru teepee (7 1/2#). In both cases I bring a light space blanket to keep me out of the dirt or snow. The teepee is great for three guys and late season when you can use the stove. I bring the tarpent along to spike out from our base camp. The only real issue we've had is my brother getting the crap scared out of him when a mountain mole/gopher critter came up out of the ground right next to his face. When I go solo, I will probably stick with the Kuiu, but I'll just have to try it out first.

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    High country has Ants in fact in Nevada Ants rule the mountain there every where. heavy rain not good with a floorless tent i dont like ants and i like to stay dry so floors are what i use
    Trying like hell to live the dream,Nomad

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    If you pitch a floorless in the right spot water won't come in. Just like a floor will get soaked through if pitched in a depression.


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    [QUOTE=ScottR;124349]If you pitch a floorless in the right spot water won't come in. Just like a floor will get soaked through if pitched in a depression.

    You can also pitch them steep with tent material to the ground. I use a go lite shelter and a cheap space blanket for floor insulation.

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    In the past I have carried and used a floorless MSR shelter when I would hike in too far and didn't want to back out. I've only "intentionally" used them a couple times and they have been absolutely fine. It was not having a sleeping pad that always kicks my a@@. Waking up cold is ok; waking up stiff, sore and cold really stinks.
    For me, the lightweight options such as those from Big Agnes are pretty darn nice...especially when my wife has a definite preference for no "creepy crawly's" (or is it crawlies)

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    I didn't read through all the posts but one thing I often use is my 4 season tent fly for ultra-light packing early. I often bring painters plastic for a floor to keep the dirt off my equipment/sleeping bag. My 4 season fly is bomber proof and holds up to high winds. I had it in Wyo this year when it snowed about 4" and it still performed well. In Alaska I've used the same set up but brought along a bivy to use under my 4 season fly. This works super well in rainy conditions. I can save around 2 1/2 lbs of weight...if split the bulk/wt with someone else it is even lighter. A Hilleberg Nallo 2 works incredible for this and has an incredible amount of "usable" floor space. With painters plastic it weighs around 2 lbs...which is pretty good for almost a 4 season, roomy sheltor!

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    I've spent a few nights in a Go-Lite ShangriLa-5 and many nights in a Mountain Hardwear Hoopla-4, neither with a nest. No problems. Campsite selection is more critical than with a floor but not a big deal. Could be less enjoyable if there were snakes/bugs to avoid.

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