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tent recommedation

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I will be camping in the BWCA with 2 kids during the end of July. i need of tent for 6 for this kind of camping. I need the kids to stay dry, so a good quality tent is crucial. any recommendations?

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If you are looking to have the tent last for many years, and do not want to break the bank, I would recommend a Eureka tent, they have several models in that size. Check out campmor on the internet for price/style/specs/info.

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I'll second the plug for Eureka tents.

I have a 4 man that is about 17 years old. My parents had it before I did, and it was still keeping me dry last summer.

This tent has survived several rain soaked Apple River trips, and my tent was often the only dry one in camp.

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Stay away from the cheaper department store tents. Also, a tent may say sleeps six, but in reality there just might be room for four. I use a Eureka 4 man for the Mrs. and I, and a Eureka 2 man for solo trips. Eureka tents are the best bang for your buck.

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This months Field and Stream had a couple of nice tents and one was a 6 man. I gave the mag away so cannot remember the names/models.

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I would second that caution regarding the big box store tents, if this is a one time thing or that is all you can afford, they will work, but the quality is not there to be storm proof and durable.

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I have a Kelty that I like. Light, quick and durable. Something to consider, for packability and not keeping all your eggs in one basket so to speak, is a pair of smaller tents rather than one big one.

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Here's one more vote for Eureka. If you visit their HSOforum you can get some of their stuff at clearance prices ... some is overstock other is factory seconds. I bought a $600 list price tent for about $220 ... same thing goes for about $399 - $499 in discount sporting good stores. Great deals on great stuff ...

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If you're looking for a one time fix, consider calling a BWCA outfitter and just rent a 6-man for your trip. The cost is fairly reasonable and they usually carry light and durable brands. Just a thought...

* Did you post this Q in the BWCA section too? - nevermind. Just saw your post. smile.gif

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thanks for the help guys. I ended up purchasing a eureka tent from their HSOforum. can't wait to use it on our trip to Basswood in 2 weeks.

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