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jewelia444
02-25-2007, 10:58 PM
i've been to coachella 4 times and camped every time so far, but I'm becoming less and less happy with the waking up at 7:30 am every morning from the scorching heat inside the tent. i've decided to bring some shade with me this time. do i have to buy one of those fancy canopy things or will a tarp and some poles suffice? are there certain canopies which work/don't work well? any helpful experiences with shade-making? any advice would be much appreciated!!

GTI_GRL
02-25-2007, 11:34 PM
Last year there was a thread on how to make a cheap home made one. Anyone have the pix or directions?

mschepis
03-27-2007, 10:21 AM
Definitely interested in cheap homemade shade.

Quentin
03-27-2007, 10:56 AM
ditto!

Gongshow
03-27-2007, 03:15 PM
Cover the fly of your tent in alumminum foil. Shinny side out of course. Thats what I'm doin. That or mylar survival blankets.

andrewz
04-03-2007, 06:30 AM
wouldn't covering your tent in highly reflective material be really ANNOYING to everyone else, as blinding rays shot off your disco ball tent?

does anyone have pictures of a tent that is shaded, by a canopy or tarps? i've seen those pictures where you can make out that someone has a canopy on the campground, but i don't know if they have chairs under there, or a tent. i figure you've got to block off the east side to keep out the morning sun.

MannyMacabre
04-03-2007, 06:42 AM
eww i know the feeling. drinking the previous night and waking up the next day dehydrated and a lil hung over in a small heated tent ::shrugs::

Facelift
04-03-2007, 07:02 AM
hmm shade sounds like a luxury.
if your problem is the light, you could just bring a blindfold.

bartelby
04-03-2007, 07:28 AM
i think the problem is the 100degree heat in your tent when the sun comes up

Facelift
04-03-2007, 07:32 AM
yeah.
if i had my own tent i'd just sleep naked.

fober
04-03-2007, 07:44 AM
Cover your tent in mirrors.

landa321
04-03-2007, 10:53 PM
walgreens sells these $20 battery operated fans. they work wonders.

Gongshow
04-04-2007, 04:40 AM
Mylar survival blankets would work better than Al foil due to crinkle factor. And who cares about the minuscule about of light being reflected off my tent. This thing called "Le Sun", I've heard, is brighter. And I think everyone is allowed to be as naked as they damn well please given the temps. I for one will be sleeping buck ass naked with an ice pack on my teabags.

Shyeviolett
04-04-2007, 09:47 AM
I have a little green canopy that I bought at target, and I attach fabric shower curtains to the horizontal poles so I can draw them shut at night....works like a CHARM.

andrewz
04-05-2007, 08:15 AM
oh, that shower curtain idea is gold. so do you put the canopy over your tent?

Shyeviolett
04-06-2007, 05:16 PM
oh, that shower curtain idea is gold. so do you put the canopy over your tent?

ya, canopy over tent. we have a very small tent and it fits just right :)

lowfront
04-08-2007, 08:14 AM
So what I would just put the Mylar survival blankets over the rain guard or whatever part of the tent?

What would be the best way to keep it there?

gaypalmsprings
04-08-2007, 08:27 AM
put up misters

alyssak
04-08-2007, 08:50 AM
ya, canopy over tent. we have a very small tent and it fits just right :)
What dimensions are your canopy?

MonsoonSeason
04-08-2007, 09:07 AM
I'll bring a 50 ft. sheet if you guys bring some poles; we can make a shady community

but then somebody would have to sell stolen watches and I'm not down for any watch theft

Shyeviolett
04-08-2007, 10:36 AM
What dimensions are your canopy?

I think its 8x8

FromTheColonyOfBirchmen
04-08-2007, 09:40 PM
I'm a highly trained and survival savvey Eagle Scout so if you guys need help constructing make-shift shade structures I'll be around the site; maybe in uniform.

bazloveswhiskey
04-10-2007, 07:02 AM
What about this for a canopy?
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-15-GeoSport-Shade/dp/B0009PUTIO/ref=acc_glance_sg_ai_4_title/102-8257770-2453765?ie=UTF8&qid=1176217128&sr=1-6

Shyeviolett
04-10-2007, 07:04 AM
What about this for a canopy?
http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-15-GeoSport-Shade/dp/B0009PUTIO/ref=acc_glance_sg_ai_4_title/102-8257770-2453765?ie=UTF8&qid=1176217128&sr=1-6

Too Big...

bazloveswhiskey
04-10-2007, 07:41 AM
It says in the guide to camping that your entitled to 7x7 if camping alone and double that if ur camping with someone. So thats 14x14 according to the guide even thou that seems very large.

If the canopy is 12x12 then bobs ur uncle :D

"What size tent can we bring/how much space do we get?
If you are not sharing a tent with anyone else, it may be as large as 7' x 7' (aprox. 50 square feet). If you are sharing a tent with other onsite campers your tent may take up an additional 7' x 7' (50 square feet) of space per person.
"

Shyeviolett
04-10-2007, 07:43 AM
It says in the guide to camping that your entitled to 7x7 if camping alone and double that if ur camping with someone. So thats 14x14 according to the guide even thou that seems very large.

If the canopy is 12x12 then bobs ur uncle :D

"What size tent can we bring/how much space do we get?
If you are not sharing a tent with anyone else, it may be as large as 7' x 7' (aprox. 50 square feet). If you are sharing a tent with other onsite campers your tent may take up an additional 7' x 7' (50 square feet) of space per person.
"

Bob is indeed my Uncle.

invisiblerobots
04-10-2007, 07:56 AM
It says in the guide to camping that your entitled to 7x7 if camping alone and double that if ur camping with someone. So thats 14x14 according to the guide even thou that seems very large.


Incorrect. Two spaces would be 7x14. 14x14 would be allocated to four campers.

bazloveswhiskey
04-10-2007, 08:17 AM
Damn i knew it couldnt be right! It might be difficult getting a 7x14 canopy!

Shyeviolett
04-10-2007, 08:25 AM
Bob's still my Uncle.

el_ornelas
04-11-2007, 10:52 AM
*what about uncle jesse?

Senor Cardgage
04-11-2007, 11:26 AM
I have posted this question to the hardcore camping people on this board:

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/19443937.cfm

And have gotten some interesting repsonses.

survivalgoddess
04-12-2007, 06:13 PM
What about buying a big umbrella...like of the patio or beach variety. The trick would be to get it stand up, but it would probably be cheaper then buying a canopy and definatly a more interesting set up!

bazloveswhiskey
04-13-2007, 05:05 AM
This is probably the only real option for Coachella campers, as most suggestions on the site require u pluggin in an AC:

"A battery powerd fan works fairly well. It's amazing how a slight breeze can make a noticeable difference.

I've also heard of folks collapsing their tents during the day so that they don't fill up with hot air (greenhouse effect).

Other than those couple of ideas, I'd say any kind of shade would help (reflective blanket or otherwise). "