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

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

  • Bivy

    Votes: 40 8.2%
  • Tarp

    Votes: 63 12.9%
  • Bivy/Tarp combo

    Votes: 73 14.9%
  • 3 season double wall tent

    Votes: 85 17.3%
  • 3 season single wall tent

    Votes: 108 22.0%
  • 4 season tent

    Votes: 79 16.1%
  • Tipi

    Votes: 42 8.6%

  • Total voters
    490

Len Backus

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

mtnwrunner

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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
 

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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?
 

Tim in Washington

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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
 

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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?
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
 

weird1

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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.
 

Tim in Washington

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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?
 

mtnwrunner

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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
 

Daveinjax

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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.
 

Idaho Sawyer

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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:)
 

T3-OleMan

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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
 

Daveinjax

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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 ?
 

Len Backus

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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?
Whoops! FIXED.

Please try again.
 

Tim in Washington

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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
 
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