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Old 03-08-2005, 02:14 PM
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i'm lookin for a 4 season tent to take hunting with me, wondering if anyone has any suggestions(preferably under $300)
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Old 03-09-2005, 08:50 PM
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Try or rei has a few in that price range, depending on how big a tent your looking for. I would look for one with a full coverage fly instead of a single wall.
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Old 03-10-2005, 06:19 AM
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Try a Army surpuls store.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:54 AM
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A couple of things to consider when looking for a four season tent. Will you be back packing with it, then weight will and packability will be an issue. How many people will be using it at one time. A four season tent should be a dome style to shed snow, domes also allow you to sit up inside realativly easy. You will also want a vestibule as part of your rain fly, this will let you cook and store gear outside of the living compartment but also keep stuff out of the elemnts. REI is a good place to start looking, Cabela's also has a good selection.
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Old 03-17-2005, 09:56 AM
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Bibler makes some excellent 4 season tents. They're also the most expensive tent I've even seen - with some getting close to $1000. They're made in the US and have been doing it for over 25 years - they do know what they're doing.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:57 AM
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yes your correct, before we get far into this..
I've always enjoyed winter camping and hunting elk,and back packing well away from most hunting pressure.
both endeavors virtually require , even mandate a health dose of masochistic personality disorder.
but this is the time of year (feb-march) the sales on last years model and vendors inventory of 4 season tents are discounted.
If you want to locate elk in the rather expansive areas elk inhabit, it can and does require that the hunter get into the areas ,

with less hunter pressure and that can involve back packing into an area thats a mile or so off any easy trail access,
Its been my observation that most hunters are rather lazy and VERY reluctant to pack out any mule deer or elk they shoot for over about a 1/2 mile.
many hunters are not confident enough in their navigational skills too feel comfortable hunting more than about 1/2 mile off logging roads, or well marked trail heads.
its been my experience that you will need a decent back pack and at least a 3 man 4 season tent for each pair of hunters
to have the required floor space to remain comfortable for what for me has always been several successive 3-4 day mini trips,
packing in, away from the place we park the truck and get out resupplies.
most years two or three guys choose to camp near where the truck is parked and the more obsessed/serious "masochistic"
members of our hunt club, back pack into the more remote canyons where we try to leave zero evidence we were ever there,
more than a few times Ive awoken a few miles from the truck in a small dome tent that looked like a minor bump under more than 8" to a foot or more of blanketed snow fall. in a pristine, rather beautiful remote canyon, the untrod-den blanket of snow may make travel a bit more difficult but it also provides for excellent tracking and meat preservation.
we mostly engage in cold camping , leaving no trace of out passing and fully accept the possibility of having to pack out 60 lb-80 lbs of meat up some rather steep and often difficult too traverse country.
any limited cooking is generally on trioxane heat tabs, and only after we have an elk down.

(morning hot coffee/cocoa mix)
the benefit is that after opening day , in some remote area, we seldom see other hunters.

shop carefully, read the related reviews and keep in mind price and weight, but youll generally regret going with the cheapest options

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Old 03-27-2020, 08:36 AM
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I have a Black Diamond Eldorado that I really like because it's a bit larger than some other 2 person tents so I can stash my gear next to me, but that's going for north of $700. At $300 and under maybe try something like the HILLMAN 3-4 Season Lightweight Backpacking Tent (on Amazon). I've seen them before. They are pretty sturdy and well-built and seem to be getting good ratings as well.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:40 AM
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heads up, this is a 15 yr old tread folks??
I doubt the OP is still looking
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:58 PM
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Sportsman's Guide has some really nice tee pee style tents on sale right now, lots of room and easy to erect and you can heat them.
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