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peteforde
04-04-2010, 01:02 AM
I was at Coachella in 2004 and 2007. I swear that in 2004 I camped near a guy that had this crazy atomic age looking cocoon tent that was made of this crazy super reflective material that effectively blocked out the sun.

Lots of folks come up with elaborate schemes involving fans, dry ice, tarps and space blankets, canopies... you name it. Meanwhile, this chill motherf**ker slept like a baby.

I'm not saying it was chilly in there, but it was noticably less cool. Plus it blocked out almost all of the ambient light. His biggest issue was that he kept sleeping in.

Here's the kicker: I cannot find any reference to this stupid magical tent on Google. In other words, I'm starting to question my own sanity.

Can someone please tell me if I'm hallucinating, or what?

Pete

ZAKATAK
04-04-2010, 01:04 AM
Wrap your body in tinfoil and maybe you can sleep all weekend. Heh?

SoHungry310
04-04-2010, 01:04 AM
-200 For bad first post.

Stickjohn
04-04-2010, 01:14 AM
http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/foodday/fd1197/art/oventent.gif

peteforde
04-04-2010, 01:23 AM
Harsh!

As you noted, I'm new here. Thanks for the warm welcome?

frazzles
04-04-2010, 08:23 AM
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/9295/img0365h.jpg

coldwarriddim
04-04-2010, 10:04 AM
why bother with all that, just huff a little glue, pound a beer, and shovel down some cat food. put you right to sleep

heyeric
04-04-2010, 10:16 AM
why bother with all that, just huff a little glue, pound a beer, and shovel down some cat food. put you right to sleep

that makes me wanna vomit in my mouth.

Stickjohn
04-04-2010, 10:17 AM
I tried a foil tent one year but forgot to stake it down

http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2009/10/15/image5387411x.jpg

bedlam
04-04-2010, 12:33 PM
I did that to my tent last year! It really works!

You need to buy emergency/space blankets from any camping store or even Target or Wal Mart. They are pretty cheap (maybe $2 each??). I just duct taped them to our tent on the Eastern side so when the sun rose, it reflected the heat and kept our tent cool. All our friends were up at 7:30 am but we slept until at least 9:30 everyday. It definitely works and I highly recommend it. I will be doing it again this year. I wish I had taken a picture of our tent from last to show you. Pretty killer.

ZAKATAK
04-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Great Idea. I think I'll also do this.

peteforde
04-04-2010, 12:50 PM
See, Zakatak? I'm not so crazy after all.

ZAKATAK
04-04-2010, 12:59 PM
You probably are crazy but I'd like to join in on your craziness. I was thinking about hanging a hammock from my car to something else (hopefully) and then run a cord from end to end with an emergency blanket as a canopy/tarp. Duct tape might be necessary but i figure the airflow and reflection of the sun will let me sleep like a baby. If that doesn't work I'll wrap myself in tinfoil.

carolinesgood
04-04-2010, 02:19 PM
wooohooo i already have some of those blankets!! duct tape and bungees or shower curtain hooks around canopies have always saved me. any possiblityof scortching or blinding others looking west??

peteforde
04-04-2010, 02:23 PM
Yes, I would expect the effect to be similar to microwaving a pizza pocket.

safarihat12
04-04-2010, 04:41 PM
last year i just used my shark tent to scare the sun away.

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs036.snc1/3293_512114727295_147400755_30577468_4440770_n.jpg

livethechoice
04-04-2010, 05:11 PM
I've built a kind of frame out of PVC pipe to go around my tent. I'm going to cover the top and the side facing where the sun comes up with tarp, but now that I know about this reflective tarp maybe I'll get that instead.