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Old 10-12-2021, 04:30 PM   #1
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Any of you guys still camp in tents in looking for a easy set up all
Most like a pop up blind

Thinking of useing 4 16ft cattle panels to box in a camping area
Keep cows and hogs out lol maybe Im crazy but I figured it would help me sleep
Better at night
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:34 PM   #2
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so why the panels?
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:41 PM   #3
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My Daughter and I camped opening weekend.
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I have a 10x10 tent that goes under a ez up canopy. Fast to put up and plenty of room. I need to get another ez up for shade when sitting around.
I'm not to worried about hog getting at me in the tent but cows might tear camp up. Glad we dont have cows to contind with.

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Old 10-12-2021, 04:55 PM   #4
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I got an “easy-up” 6 person tent on clearance last year for like $60 at Walmart. As easy as it is to set up I would probably pay close to retail for one. It goes up in 3-4 minutes, depending on whether or not you set your beer down. Comes back down in probably 5-6 minutes.
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:55 PM   #5
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All the time, but no help on a pop up style tent.
Had one experience with one and never again.
Took 2 men to fold that sucker up and wrestle it back in the bag.
Loaned it out more than once and it came back strapped to the roof of the vehicle lmao.
They make inflatable ones now that go up in about 30sec with a good pump.
Flimsy but practical in good weather.
My friend bought one for his daughter, and it's pretty neat, but I don’t think the seams are going to hold up that long before it starts leaking.
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:15 PM   #6
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Going tent camping the weekend before Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:23 PM   #7
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I used cattle panels to keep the cows from chewing on my stuff. I think your idea is good.
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:24 PM   #8
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If I want to go light I use a 10-10 tart if not I take a big Kodiak 10/14 tent
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Old 10-12-2021, 05:52 PM   #9
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2 pole dome tent is hard to beat
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:22 PM   #10
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I do it several times a year with my son. This coming weekend I am gonna try a hammock out instead of the tent.
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Old 10-12-2021, 08:17 PM   #11
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I'll be tent camping 2nd week of Nov. Used to do it almost every weekend through the season when I was younger. And hunting public lands. Even bought a 10x20 three room cabin tent back in the early 1990s. I last used a few years ago before I sold it to another TBHer in Cleburne. Still have my first, a 7x7 cabin style. Spent many nights in it. Think I paid less than $25 for it back in the 1980s. Got a Bushnell 9x11 instant up, Shield Series waiting to be used for the first time in Nov. Got a topper on the back of the truck just in case .


Edit: Oh, and the Bushnell is a pop-up type tent.

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Old 10-12-2021, 08:43 PM   #12
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We bought a tent at Academy that is hub style. The one we got is 7’x14’ ( 2 room ) for $299. They have a smaller one that is 7’x7’
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:13 PM   #13
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I tried tent camping a while back it has to be cool weather for me or I will sweat all night.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:37 PM   #14
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I had a Napier truck tent that was awesome if your truck stayed in camp while you were hunting. If you had to use your truck you had to fold it up. It keeps you off the ground and was great in the rain.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:39 PM   #15
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I tried tent camping a while back it has to be cool weather for me or I will sweat all night.
Coleman generator, small AC unit and a fan!!

I also used to have one of those dorm room refrigerators that all ran on the generator.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:41 PM   #16
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My Daughter and I camped opening weekend.
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I have a 10x10 tent that goes under a ez up canopy. Fast to put up and plenty of room. I need to get another ez up for shade when sitting around.
I'm not to worried about hog getting at me in the tent but cows might tear camp up. Glad we dont have cows to contind with.

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lol Mick Dodge.
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:46 AM   #17
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:58 AM   #18
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I have several setups. A tarp and bug bivy has been my go to setup the last few years. Age is catching up with me and I have a harder time getting out of the bug bivy so will probably go back to the hammock. The only place I experienced an encounter with hogs while sleeping was in Richland Creek campground. I was set up in a hammock and they were all around. I was too tired to worry about it so I just went back to sleep.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:52 AM   #19
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I stayed in a tent this last weekend with my brother in the SHNF. I haven't been in a tent for years, but he had to two older fold out cods and it was really nice and fun.
What a great trip!!
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:08 AM   #20
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used to camp dang near every weekend in the single years, went once with the wife and kids... enjoyed it, i am going to buy the truck tent. i have my long bed chevy
think it would be nice, drive up set up and sleep off the hard ground.... no reason to contend with any wild varmints while sleeping... our lease in Ark, is were i will use the tent most
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:21 AM   #21
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I used a tent as my deer camp , I did use cattle panels, and bought a 10 man Coleman, had electric and water, nice bed , all the comfort stuff, wasn’t bad except for noisy neighbors
Also camp was near Victoria and sand not rocky
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Old 10-13-2021, 08:33 AM   #22
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I’ll be out tent camping in Oklahoma (broken bow) and the Guadalupe this December and in February/March fly fishing. Should be a cold fun trip to get in the river.
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Old 10-13-2021, 09:57 AM   #23
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Will never tent camp again after using my Hennessey hammock! Much better for my back and easy set up/takedown, and smaller to pack!
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:55 AM   #24
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Ive got two different ground tents, a hammock set up, and a roof top tent for my truck. I try to use them all as often as possible. I do a 20 mile stretch of the Brazos on a kayak a few times a year. If weather is nice Ill carry the hammock setup, and if not Ill carry a small 2 man back packing tent ive put hundreds of miles on over the last 12 years. When the wife goes on that trip with me I take a little bit larger 3 man tent. Occasionally Ill do shorter back pack trips, and Ill carry the 2 man for myself. Those are usually in the mountains, and Ive learned my lesson the hard way about sleeping in the open air with expected nice weather lol even though I do enjoy it when everything goes right. The rest of the time were sleeping in the roof top tent, which is my wifes favorite and I enjoy it quite a bit as well. Definitely the most comfortable of the options.
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Old 10-13-2021, 12:12 PM   #25
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My family and I have tent camped a few times. We can’t deal with the heat either, and our old tent had seen better days so we found a quick setup tent that has a small opening on one side for a window unit A/C! The tent is a 7’X14’ two room with a thin piece of material that can be put in as a divider. It took me working by myself about 6 minutes to put it up, and I was taking my time doing it. We set it up in our back yard to see how the A/C did with an 8k btu window unit. The tent had no shade and this test was done in late June.

In the middle of the day it got hot inside the tent. Opening the ventilation windows made it feel considerably better than keeping it all zipped up tight. By about 5 pm, it started cooling off. By sundown it was in the high 70’s and the A/C actually shut off multiple times through the night(it was set on eco mode) because the inside temp had gotten down to 74 degrees. Next time I’m going to turn eco mode off and keep the fan on medium or low.

Ohh, if I remember right, we paid about $200 for the tent.
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:18 PM   #26
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I camped once a month, every month while I was in Boy Scouts. Hadn't really been in a tent since, until Konnor got into Cub Scouts. Now we do 2 campouts a year; one spring and one fall. This year we went to resident camp, which is a mini summer camp for Cub Scouts, that's 3 nights ... the last weekend of JULY! The spring/fall campouts have always been pleasant weather. The resident camp was HOT HOT HOT!

We have 4 different tents, depending on what we're doing. One of which is an "easy up", hub style. It's a 4 (maybe 6) man. It's perfect for Konnor and I, and it is by far the quickest and easiest to set up and take down. It's heavy, so it's definitely not a backpacking tent, but otherwise it's great. I'm considering replacing the others with all the hub style tents.

I think the cattle panels would be great to keep out cows and hogs.
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Old 10-13-2021, 01:28 PM   #27
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I forgot to mention the most important part. This thing is a game changer! One of these will run on a 5.0 battery all night for 3-4 nights on the medium setting, and medium is plenty of air to make a 3-4 person tent plenty comfortable. For a large family tent Id consider running 2 of these fans. They beat listening to a generator all night, and are very effective.
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:20 PM   #28
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I forgot to mention the most important part. This thing is a game changer! One of these will run on a 5.0 battery all night for 3-4 nights on the medium setting, and medium is plenty of air to make a 3-4 person tent plenty comfortable. For a large family tent Id consider running 2 of these fans. They beat listening to a generator all night, and are very effective.
Ryobi has about the same thing and we use them(we have 2 of them) every day!! They are VERY handy for all kinds of stuff, especially camping!
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Old 10-13-2021, 02:43 PM   #29
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I forgot to mention the most important part. This thing is a game changer! One of these will run on a 5.0 battery all night for 3-4 nights on the medium setting, and medium is plenty of air to make a 3-4 person tent plenty comfortable. For a large family tent Id consider running 2 of these fans. They beat listening to a generator all night, and are very effective.
never thought about these, sounds like a game changer!
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:14 PM   #30
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never thought about these, sounds like a game changer!
They are. I don’t see any need for one at high altitude, but I camp here in Texas 5-6 times every summer. They’re worth way more than their price in these parts.

BTW I picked mine up on sale at Northern Tool for $120 with 5.0 battery and charger. I run all Milwaukee tools anyways, so I’ve got 10-11 other batteries to use. It made sense to me to buy one without any previous experience. Knowing what I know now I’d buy one whether I had batteries already or not.

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Old 10-13-2021, 10:26 PM   #31
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Old 10-13-2021, 10:30 PM   #32
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