What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?

Discussion in 'Backpack Hunting' started by Len Backus, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Bivy

    38 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. Tarp

    44 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Bivy/Tarp combo

    53 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. 3 season double wall tent

    62 vote(s)
    17.6%
  5. 3 season single wall tent

    79 vote(s)
    22.4%
  6. 4 season tent

    54 vote(s)
    15.3%
  7. Tipi

    23 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Bivy
    Tarp
    Bivy/Tarp combo
    3 season double wall tent
    3 season single wall tent
    4 season tent
    Tipi
     
  2. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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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.

    Randy
     

  3. Andy Backus

    Andy Backus Field Editor

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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?
     
  4. Tim in Washington

    Tim in Washington Well-Known Member

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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)
    Tim
     
  5. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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

    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.


    Randy
     
  6. weird1

    weird1 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. Tim in Washington

    Tim in Washington Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  8. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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

    Well, I saw that written also but the poll was on the right side of the website page and it let me vote. I had to look for it though.

    Randy
     
  9. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

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

    Wouldn't let me vote either. Tipi with a wood stove for me.
     
  10. Idaho Sawyer

    Idaho Sawyer Well-Known Member

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

    10X10 nylon tarp and a ground cloth for spiking out. Wall tent as base camp:)
     
  11. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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

    "You may not vote on this poll." I DIDN'T!


    Is this a test?:rolleyes:

    First 15 years - 4 Season.

    Last 5 years Holiday Inn Express--lightbulbIt has Elect outlet for CPAP.

    HOW! SCRAMBLED!:D
     
  12. Daveinjax

    Daveinjax Well-Known Member

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

    So , who gets to vote ?
     
  13. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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

    Whoops! FIXED.

    Please try again.
     
  14. Tim in Washington

    Tim in Washington Well-Known Member

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

    interesting,tipis took a significant leap with the last 5 votes
    Tim