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    Last year I camped in a small 2 person tent with a friend because we come from the east coast and didn't want bring too much with us. It was a big mistake and I almost passed out from how hot the tent got.

    Any experts on what brands/types of tents are the best in the heat?

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    thats all i am bringing is a 2 person since i am camping alone. hopefully i dont die!

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    i was so freaking hot in my tent i really never stayed in it. you could sprawl out on the grass all night and be fine!

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    Go to Target. I bought a nice two person tent that had cross ventilation [which is ABSOLUTELY vital] for $29

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    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5493341

    Little extra to carry but should be awesome

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    it's going to be hot no matter what you do.
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    As far as strategy goes, this year I'm going to attempt to create shade by a gazebo or tarp mechanism. Last year, the biggest mistake was just propping up a tent and hoping for the best.. Ultimately, it's still going to be disgustingly hot.

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    I'm going to be doing the same thing. I keep putting off going to walmart for a canopy.

    I'll probably post some shop drawings within a week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5493341

    Little extra to carry but should be awesome
    Yeah, but you need 4 camping spaces for that.

    Here's what I got.



    You can't tell because the rainfly is on, but the WHOLE top is mesh. Also, that whole giant front door has a "screen door". And see how the rainfly comes down to the ground on the corners? It's mesh all the way down that wedge.

    Plus it's 5'9" in the center, and it doesn't slope down as dramatically as other tents because those two sides "pop-out". I'm 5'8" and I can actually walk around a little bit in there, even with an airbed on the ground.

    But the whole thing fits in 2 camping spots- it's 8' x 10' on the floor, and then it bows out another foot on the left and right side.
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    Sparks? with the extra 2 feet...will the camp staff make a big deal about that or will there be 2 in the tent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    Yeah, but you need 4 camping spaces for that.

    Here's what I got.



    You can't tell because the rainfly is on, but the WHOLE top is mesh. Also, that whole giant front door has a "screen door". And see how the rainfly comes down to the ground on the corners? It's mesh all the way down that wedge.

    Plus it's 5'9" in the center, and it doesn't slope down as dramatically as other tents because those two sides "pop-out". I'm 5'8" and I can actually walk around a little bit in there, even with an airbed on the ground.

    But the whole thing fits in 2 camping spots- it's 8' x 10' on the floor, and then it bows out another foot on the left and right side.
    That looks pretty sweet. We have 4 people actually. I just looked again and this is the one we actually got

    (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4664263)

    much smaller and it was pretty cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petty View Post
    Sparks? with the extra 2 feet...will the camp staff make a big deal about that or will there be 2 in the tent?
    It's for 2 of us. It would hold 4 easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JClemy View Post
    That looks pretty sweet. We have 4 people actually.
    Yeah, with 4 people you have all kinds of great options. But with 3 or less, you're limited to 8 feet on one side. The one I got seems to be the biggest one that's still 8 or less on one side.
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    does it come with something to cover up the walls?

    or is this just gonna be over your tent?

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    Check this out, its a little pricy, but you dont need an airmattress (i think airmatress are uncomfortable and hard to sleep on. This thing about the size of a queen bed and sets up in seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud Luster View Post
    Check this out, its a little pricy, but you dont need an airmattress (i think airmatress are uncomfortable and hard to sleep on. This thing about the size of a queen bed and sets up in seconds.

    How much is that? Looks pretty sweet.... Wonder how stable it is.
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    I think about $200, its called tent kot made by campright.
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    This is what I got. The top of this tent is mesh as well. The only downside is it's 7x9 I think. It's in a kind of hexagonal shape, so I'm hoping I wont hear it from the camping crew

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceArthur32 View Post
    does it come with something to cover up the walls?

    or is this just gonna be over your tent?
    We're putting it over our tent and as shade in the morning.

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    How about everyone combine tent canopies and we make one big massive coachellapy?
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    Everyone: Make sure to get a tent with a GLORY HOLE.

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    Is a tent for 4 people going to be within the boundaries? I know they gave the dimensions and what not and it would depend on the tent...but generally...are 4 people tents within the boundaries? Or is it better to bring two 2 person tents to be safe?

    ATTN JCLEMY: does the mesh siding provide very good shade though...? it seems like it wouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnham View Post
    Is a tent for 4 people going to be within the boundaries? generally...are 4 people tents within the boundaries? Or is it better to bring two 2 person tents to be safe?
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    I know they gave the dimensions and what not and it would depend on the tent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnham View Post
    Is a tent for 4 people going to be within the boundaries? I know they gave the dimensions and what not and it would depend on the tent...but generally...are 4 people tents within the boundaries? Or is it better to bring two 2 person tents to be safe?
    Well, first of all, my tent is supposedly a SIX person tent, but, you be packed like sardines.

    We also have a "4 person tent" that's exactly 8 x 8. So don't go by what it says on the box. Two person tents are tiny.

    With 4 camping tickets, you should be able to get a 16 x 16 square. MOST tents are smaller than that, even the ones with "two rooms".

    That said, if you arrive late, finding a full 16 x 16 square might be tough. But as long as you have 4 or more people staying in one tent, tent size shouldn't be an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Sparks View Post
    Yeah, but you need 4 camping spaces for that.

    Here's what I got.



    You can't tell because the rainfly is on, but the WHOLE top is mesh. Also, that whole giant front door has a "screen door". And see how the rainfly comes down to the ground on the corners? It's mesh all the way down that wedge.

    Plus it's 5'9" in the center, and it doesn't slope down as dramatically as other tents because those two sides "pop-out". I'm 5'8" and I can actually walk around a little bit in there, even with an airbed on the ground.

    But the whole thing fits in 2 camping spots- it's 8' x 10' on the floor, and then it bows out another foot on the left and right side.


    we have the same exact tent, AND a 10x10 canopy to put over it. it is a really good sized tent for just the 2 of us, plus i was suprised that if you take the rainfly off the whole thing is mostly mesh.

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    Go to Target. I bought a nice two person tent that had cross ventilation [which is ABSOLUTELY vital] for $29
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    At target, they have mini model tents. I said to my daddy that they should be for dogs!
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