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accepted Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
Aug
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accepted Do I need to worry about feral dogs or even wolves if I camp in random areas while hitchhiking in Georgia (the country)?
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
They seem to be extremely similar to these guy line runners made by Gelert in the UK.
Aug
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revised How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
after much googling it seems these are most often termed "guy line runners"
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
@KateGregory: Maybe you should promote your comment here to a full answer. Rory's answer is great but yours is specific to my non-traditional tensioner device.
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Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
@RussellSteen: The tent is a Vango DS 300. Seems to be a British company, but the link is to a newer model with the same name as mine - at least the front door and window area is totally different. And for those interested in your reference, here's the Wikipedia article on taut-line hitch (-:
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
@Russell: At least now I don't feel so dumb! (-:
Aug
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revised How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
add photos
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
I shall report back - thanks! (-:
Aug
12
comment Is it normal for a double skin popup tent to leak in slight rain?
Yes I tried to eliminate sand on the outer walls and it might rain again tonight so I'll let you know how it goes. Now I do have several plastic bottles filled with sand around the inner floor edges instead though.
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
I think the confusing part for me is that mine are only attached to the guy rope in one place. I didn't figure out how to attach it in the second place ... if that makes any sense. (Photo coming after the storm I promise.)
Aug
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comment How do I use these “guy line runners” to adjust the tension on my tent's lines?
@Kevin: Yes a lot like that though mine are black plastic and I think they have something like a slot rather than a hole. I would take a photo but because I just used knots and I'm at the beach they're all buried in the sand at the moment and it's too windy to dig one out for a photoshoot (-:
Aug
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comment Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
Yep we've also had the elastic string inside our dome tent poles break once in a big storm but it was pretty easy to fix. I don't fancy having to do it with my popup though (-:
Aug
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comment Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
Actually the Vango Dart popups, unlike the Quechua popups, do have guy ropes, but they don't have the lower "hoop", only the upper one. Here's a picture of a model similar to mine that I can't include in my question due to copyright reasons.
Aug
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revised Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
typo
Aug
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revised Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
oops price and ease both belong in title
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asked Dome tents vs popup tents, are there any inherent pros or cons besides price and ease?
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