Newly acquired tool

After much deliberation and research, I bought my very first tent (yes, you read it right, my very first). Now, I am a proud owner of a REI Camp Dome 2 tent. I ordered this item from REI during their recent Members Only 20% off sale. I brought the tent home last night. The footprint for this tent is on backorder so I won't probably get it for another two to three weeks.

I hope that this tent would enable me to go bike camping, bike touring, do a few S240s. I have camped only once or twice and that too was facilitated by a good friend of mine. So, I did not move a finger unless asked and they did not ask.

Now that I have gotten brave enough to procure a tent of my own, I presume I will try it out in the next couple of weeks, either in the patio or out in God's country somewhere.

Stay tuned for a detailed review (from a novice)!

Peace :)

Comments

  1. Watch out for the poisonous snakes and coyotes! Seriously, just make sure if it rains, the water goes away from you.

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  2. thx steve. i will be careful.

    peace :)

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  3. I have about 60 years of mistakes I wish I good give you but that technology has not been developed yet. Better yet if I could only give you a tenth of what SWMBO has experienced. (She's good. She can make do with a tin can, a candle and a spoon or less) Can't do that either. Oh well.
    Don't camp where water flows. If you survive this and you will then you will know what I know which is you can live anywhere comfortably even in a ditch on the side of the road with very little.
    Makes you kind of immune to recessions.
    Most of all have fun. I have envy.

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  4. Right on! Tent camping is the best. I have yet to do an s240, although the idea appeals to me big time. Perhaps when the children are grown...

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  5. That's cool! I like the compact REI tents. I think they're a pretty good value. You should ask Chris (Pondero) for recommendations on where to go for your first S24O.

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  6. A bit heavy to use as a one-person tent...or will there be two? But it will be spacious and comfortable.

    Many tents these days need to be seam sealed after you purchase them. I looked at REI's spec page and there is no mention this tent has taped seams. If that's the case, you will need to seal the seams to avoid leakage in rain storms. I'd check with REI for their recommendation.

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  7. Steve and Oldfool,
    How do you guys mean by "Seriously, just make sure if it rains, the water goes away from you", "Don't camp where water flows"?

    Do you mean don't camp near a body of water?

    Could you please elaborate?

    Thanks.

    Peace :)

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  8. Doug,
    Thanks for the great tip. I will check with REI a see what they recommend!

    Peace :)

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  9. And Thank You for the tip on the rack mount for the Cateye rear light. I'm ordering two. One for each of my bikes with a Tubus Rack.

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