Join 3,553 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

30 posts tagged with camping and tent. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 30 of 30. Subscribe:

Motorcycle Camping in North-Western Mexico

I am looking for a quiet place to pitch a tent and do nothing for a few days preferably by the beach. I have gear and am familiar with travelling in Mexico.
posted by sunslice on Jul 2, 2014 - 3 answers

Best backpacking guide... book, website, whatever!

I'm looking to start backpacking/rough camping this year, and I've had a hard time picking a guide. Can you recommend a book (preferred) or a website for this sort of thing? I've done some not-so-rough campground camping before, but it was alway drive-in camping. We'd love to start off with over nighters and work our way up from there. We don't know what type of pack/tent/gear to get at all. Bonus: guides for the tri-state (Philadelphia-New Jersey-Delaware) area camping/packing would be nice, too. Thanks!
posted by ancient star on Feb 7, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me replace my REI Hobitat 6 tent with a better one

I have an old REI Hobitat 6 tent that has reached the end of its useful life. There were some things I really liked about that tent, and some things I really disliked. I'd like to find a tent that keeps what I liked and fixes what I disliked. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin on Aug 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Bike camping gear in northern Ontario

Help me prep for a 7-day, 700k bike trip through low-populated terrain! [more inside]
posted by Lemurrhea on May 1, 2013 - 10 answers

At - Tent - Tion

Any good tent recommendations? [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Apr 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Where can I find a quiet, no rules place to camp in Northern MD or southern DE?

Help me think outside the box for tent camping in Northern MD or DE - where can I go besides a campground or sites in a Sate Park? I don't want suburbia in the woods! [more inside]
posted by Kindlekat on Sep 19, 2011 - 8 answers

How to Build a Cavas Winter Tent?

I would like to build a canvas winter camping tent. I'm looking for materials and plans. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kuatto on May 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Help us live in a tent this summer!

Starting in a month, my girlfriend and I will be living for the summer in a 10x16, two room Kelty tent we bought on craigslist. We will be living/working on a farm outside of Olympia, WA. We'd love any advice/experience you might have on long-term tent living. We're super excited about it but we are aware it will suck sometimes... what sucked about it and how can we prepare for the suck? Lots more details inside on building a makeshift kitchen, hopefully cozy bedroom, etc. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Apr 28, 2011 - 27 answers

Camping between Charlotte and Philly

Camping filter: looking for fairly easy tent camping roughly halfway between Charlotte, NC and Philadelphia, PA. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 22, 2010 - 8 answers

DIY tent upgrade - advice needed please

Our tent is OK but there's a gap between the sides and the groundsheet, which makes it rather chilly. How can I best make it more wind- and rain-proof? I think attaching a strip of some sort of waterproof material around the bottom of the sides, that could be tucked under the groundsheet, is the best option. But what sort of fabric? And how do I stop the water wicking up it from the ground and making the sides of the tent wet? [more inside]
posted by monster max on Aug 22, 2010 - 7 answers

Any advice for long-term tent camping?

Any advice for long-term tent camping? [more inside]
posted by CallMeWhiskers on Jul 8, 2010 - 24 answers

Is the instant tent a camping nightmare?

Do you, or does anyone you know, have a Coleman Instant Tent? What do you, or they, think of it? [more inside]
posted by wg on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

Tent poll: Two people and a dog?

Great backpacking tent for two people and a large dog? [more inside]
posted by ph00dz on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

How does YOUR garden glow?

I'm going camping this weekend and want to deck out my tent in style. Where in the greater Los Angeles area can I get battery-powered string lights, ready-to-use EL wire, and other such self-sustaining glowy bits?
posted by mykescipark on Apr 28, 2009 - 2 answers

tent repair - sewing canvas help

Sewing-filter. I need to replace the fly-screens in a canvas tent. Hints/Tips? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Apr 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Best way to approach working 7 festivals in a row??

Festival Filter:I am working all summer at 7+ festivals around the UK.(details inside) What tent? What sleeping bag? Do's and Donts? General advice? [more inside]
posted by johnwayne on Mar 11, 2009 - 14 answers

I am just looking for a place to put my stuff...

Camping/OutdoorFurnitureFilter: Tent advice, also I am looking for a very specific type of camping/outdoor table that has eluded me for over a year now, details and picture inside. [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Mar 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Am I safe to solo camp without a tent?

Solo tent-less camping - safety tips? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Feb 23, 2009 - 19 answers

To stick down that seam tape or not...

Following up to this question, my tent seam seal failed to stick down some of the taped seams that were coming untaped. Is it supposed to be able to stick them down or is that irrelevant as long as the seam seal goop absorbs into the stitching etc. I just thought that since when I bought the tent some of the taped seams were stuck down properly and some were peeling up, that maybe that was responsible for the leakage. [more inside]
posted by who else on Nov 2, 2008 - 4 answers

To duct tape or not to duct tape...

I have this tent. The rainfly according to the box is polyester and the plastic window for the solar panel is PVC and the seams where the two materials join are 'taped'. (They are also stitched, whatever.) This seal between the two materials is leaking. Given the type of materials how do I patch this leak? (I have sprayed all interior seams with Silicone tent spray as instructed).
posted by who else on Oct 22, 2008 - 8 answers

Lake District Recommendations?

UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Tent recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a two person tent that is similar to North Face's Peregrine, which is no longer made. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Cool my Tent

How do I cool my tent for a Texas summer festival without electricity? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj on Apr 2, 2008 - 9 answers

tentfilter: tell me a good festival tent?

What price-range/type of tent should I get for festivals? (uk weather) [more inside]
posted by Iananan on Mar 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Recommend an affordable and good 2-3 person tent in the UK

Recommend an affordable and good 2-3 person tent in the UK [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Sep 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Starkville, MS to Yellowstone.

I'm planning a road trip to Yellowstone NP from Starkville, MS. Tips, suggestions of roads to take and places to stop, stay, eat, and see (we're tent camping, and we're talking spring break one year from now), we'll be in my 2006 Sentra. [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Mar 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Camping (and general budget travel) in the Azores

Have you been to the Azores? (Or do you live there?) I'm seeking info about camping and other very low-budget traveling in the Azores. I would love to hear about any of the islands -- I'm also especially interested in Flores and Corvo if you know anything at all about the camping sites there. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Aug 20, 2006 - 7 answers

Sleeping gear for camping that is both light/ultralight and cheap?

I'm looking to put together sleeping gear for mild-weather camping, where low weight and low cost are equally important. So I'm seeking advice on the best way to balance these factors (since the lightest products seem to be the most expensive). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jun 21, 2006 - 17 answers

Campgrounds for Dummies

Need advice for two tent camping newbies about to travel the country via Honda Accord. Is KOA generally reputable/nonscuzzy nowadays? Any other hints for this year's summer season? Recommendations on equipment? Do you have to reserve ahead of time (we are trying to not schedule ourselves too much!) or can you usually show up in the evening and get a spot? This question is as broad as can be - all advice welcome. We are happy to do some off-trail places but don't want to backpack necessarily. [more inside]
posted by kirstin on May 30, 2006 - 24 answers

What's the best 'average tent'?

I'm looking to upgrade my tent to something a little more spacious. I'm on a budget of not more than $150 and want something durable, easy to set up, and big enough to stand up in (I'm 6'3"). We're thinking a 6 person tent would be a comfortable size...for the two of us. Our current tent is a 4-man size. [more inside]
posted by clgregor on May 29, 2005 - 11 answers

Page: 1