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View Poll Results: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?
Bivy 38 11.08%
Tarp 43 12.54%
Bivy/Tarp combo 49 14.29%
3 season double wall tent 60 17.49%
3 season single wall tent 78 22.74%
4 season tent 53 15.45%
Tipi 22 6.41%
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What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?

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Unread 12-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

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Wild Rose,

For winter conditions no company makes better tents that the Swedish company Hilleberg. But beside being 'spensive, even the solo tents like their Akto are a bit heavier than I like, mainly because they use more poles.
Surprisingly my TT Moment DW has the optional crossing pole that makes it suitable for a snow load, unlike the similar Hilleberg Akto.

Still, Hilleberg tents are lighter than other winter tents and more storm-worthy than most.

So W.R., if you like the best tents you can afford look at Hilleberg. Nobody has better quality and their designs are expedition proven worldwide.
Maybe you haven't had a tent from Integral Designs, Bibler or from some of the other top-shelf companies. Hilleberg's are nice, but the "best" is merely conditions adjusted and for winter conditions, there are other equal or better choices.
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

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    Wild Rose,

    For winter conditions no company makes better tents that the Swedish company Hilleberg. But beside being 'spensive, even the solo tents like their Akto are a bit heavier than I like, mainly because they use more poles.
    Surprisingly my TT Moment DW has the optional crossing pole that makes it suitable for a snow load, unlike the similar Hilleberg Akto.

    Still, Hilleberg tents are lighter than other winter tents and more storm-worthy than most.

    So W.R., if you like the best tents you can afford look at Hilleberg. Nobody has better quality and their designs are expedition proven worldwide.
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    Unread 03-19-2014, 09:37 PM
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

    Just ordered an Easton Kilo 1 man tent. Trying to lighten my load to help out the knees a bit. At 1lb 14oz it definitely fits into the light weight category.
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    Unread 03-29-2014, 01:00 PM
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

    Tarp Tent with out floor. Luckily here in California rifle season seems to still be in what most would consider late summer weather.
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    Unread 04-21-2014, 10:10 PM
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

    A tent is most effective because usually rifle hunts are colder so there nice and warm.
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    Unread 04-21-2014, 11:14 PM
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

    Kifaru shelters. Add the backpackable wood stove and living life!
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    Unread 04-02-2015, 12:25 AM
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    Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

    For base camp we use a 9x14 canvas wall tent (:

    When hunting and hiking overnight we use Hennessy Hammocks, Asym model. I've used it in 100 degree weather in Texas, and 18 degree weather with 3 feet of snow in N. Central Idaho. Best sleep I ever had in the woods. You have to know how to set it up correctly, with good insulation coverage, etc.
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