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squishware

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My favorite is cowboy camping under the stars with just a (poly) bag and pad. If weather might be an issue I will set up the tipi. I've been known to set up the tipi and sleep outside of it. If it is too rocky to sleep on the ground I will sleep on the mat in the bed. I do plan for a utility cap eventually.
 
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britz

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I prefer a bag under a small silnylon tarp, but one of my dogs thinks murderers surround us every night and I'm tired of sleeping with a leash on her. Now I sleep in the rig with her and a 700lb lab while the boyfriend snores in a tent, we're all happy.
 
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OBJK

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Pelham, Alabama 35124
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When I travel I have my 100lb Doberman with me, so inside is a bit tight quarters. We use either Hammock or my Oztent RV3. That way I can have my cot and he can have his blanket and matting.
 

Ron W.

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I remember the days when we used to make lean-to's for shelter or use an old boy scout tent that had so many repairs done I don't think there was any original tent left.
 
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Moriarty

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Stagecoach, NV, USA
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Ken
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If it is just myself, definitely inside the rig. After Overland EXPO 2017, I have slept inside two times. Have not gone out with my wife yet. The tent will be my fall back.
 

Ubiety

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Sammamish, Washington, USA
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My favorite is cowboy camping under the stars with just a (poly) bag and pad. If weather might be an issue I will set up the tipi. I've been known to set up the tipi and sleep outside of it. If it is too rocky to sleep on the ground I will sleep on the mat in the bed. I do plan for a utility cap eventually.
"cowboy camping under the stars"
Me too. I use a cot that has a "headboard" to hang your hat, etc., on. If it starts raining I just drape the tarp over the "headboard" and my toes and pull it taught. Water runs off and the tarp is off your face. I use an Eena canvas bed roll with 3 inch foam mattress (Beckel Canvas, Portland OR) and that helps keep you dry/warm as well.

One of my friends has a tipi with stove - which we have been forced to use - and a heated space was really really nice on that trip!

All of that said I am saving for a roof rack and a roof tent - for emergency rain shelter overlanding and to make camping more accessible to my family...
 
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Triston Foster

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Arlington, VA, USA
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Triston
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Foster
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When I travel I have my 100lb Doberman with me, so inside is a bit tight quarters. We use either Hammock or my Oztent RV3. That way I can have my cot and he can have his blanket and matting.
I've got a Doberman puppy who's already 65 pounds and think she needs all the space wherever she is. I know how you feel. Right now I'm in my 4 person Coleman tent but in my ideal world I would have a RTT


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