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View Poll Results: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?
Bivy 37 10.85%
Tarp 43 12.61%
Bivy/Tarp combo 49 14.37%
3 season double wall tent 60 17.60%
3 season single wall tent 77 22.58%
4 season tent 53 15.54%
Tipi 22 6.45%
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What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?

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Unread 04-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?

Bivy
Tarp
Bivy/Tarp combo
3 season double wall tent
3 season single wall tent
4 season tent
Tipi
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Unread 04-30-2013, 10:36 AM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

Well, I've tried them all. What works best for me is a lightweight 3 season FREESTANDING tent. I like some of the other ways, as in tarps, bivy's etc. but for 2 pounds, you can get a pretty good secure 3 season shelter/tent and for me, it has got to be freestanding. Terra Nova solar competition one person tent.

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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

mtnwrunner -

Have you had any trouble with heavy snow during rifle season in your lightweight 3-season tent?
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

6 man tipi with a wood stove or a Kifaru Super Tarp (depending on if I'm alone or the length of stay)
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

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mtnwrunner -

Have you had any trouble with heavy snow during rifle season in your lightweight 3-season tent?
Nothing real heavy. If I was going where there would be a chance of that kind of a storm, I would most likely take a 4 season tent such as the hilleberg soulo. However, if it was real heavy and a bad storm, I would be beating feet outa there.
One of the reasons that I prefer a tent over anything else, you have that security of a closed shelter and if you place it right, you can eliminate a lot of the snowfall.
One of the nice things here in Idaho which is where I do most of my hunting, the snow is fairly light.


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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

I voted bivy/tarp combo but actually use a hammock tarp combo Well I thought I did evidently I am not allowed to vote.
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

Why would you have a poll and not allow votes?
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