- Aug 8, 2016
30 ounces but $700? I dunno.
I sleep very poorly and have sand blow in and land on my face all night. Haha. Fortunately, I've only been in wind and blowing sand that bad a few times. My bad experiences were with a tent where the bottom of the fly is 5 or so inches above the ground. The edges of my tent fly now come very low to the ground, so that keeps most of it out.Just curious how y'all deal with this.
The key is no shelter at all so the sand just blows over you.I saw something funny and annoying camping in the desert last spring: a meshy tent (exactly like this one!) was allowing windblown sand to pass under the fly and then the sand was dropping into the tent. There was like an inch of sand in there before my kid and his friend got fed up and called me over. It was totally unliveable in there.
Just curious how y'all deal with this. I've dealt with it by mostly sleeping in a bivy bag that seals up nice and tight.
@Brendan S ---How long of guylines do you use? Also, do you have a particular knot/technique you tend to use most of the time? I also have a duomid, and would love to become more skilled at setting it up without stakes. In particular, I plan on heading out to Southern UT pretty soon to camp in places like in your photo (slickrock and sand), so your post is inspiring me to try your approach...The key is no shelter at all so the sand just blows over you.
Like @LarryBoy said, non-freestanding can be used anywhere with experience. I’ve used an MLD duomid for years in canyon country. I don’t even carry stakes, just have extra long guylines and find a few rocks. Pitches in a couple minutes. View attachment 87112
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