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Outings => General Outings => Topic started by: Nature Boy on December 30, 2017, 09:18:21 PM

Title: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Nature Boy on December 30, 2017, 09:18:21 PM
It's been a while since Betty and I had a day out in the woods, Santa was very good to us this year via the kids with out-doorsy gifts and gift cards! We splurged some of the gift cards and got us a tent that looks like a log cabin for our car camping adventures!

Our ole legs and backs can't go as well as they use to, so 95% of our outings will be via car camping. On to the pics...

Heavy Duty Tarp for groundsheet....

(https://i.imgur.com/Wh8HBxN.jpg)

Tent up without the roof/rain fly for nice weather....

(https://i.imgur.com/NgBq7Pp.jpg)

Roof/rain fly on....inside of roof has a reflective inner liner for retaining heat or blocking sun...

(https://i.imgur.com/0fwGCxd.jpg)

Back of tent....

(https://i.imgur.com/p1hKkwj.jpg)

Betty and I relaxing after figuring out the set-up instructions....

(https://i.imgur.com/THZqTi3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Pl3aXoN.jpg?2)

We set up at Betty's family homestead site in the WMA. Her Great-Great-Great Grandfather bought the land from the Cherokees in the late 1700's. There is a beauty of a waterfall and stream just down the hill from the homestead.

The tent is 9 x 12 in the 'living' area with an enclosed 4 x 12 'porch'. So total footprint is 13 x 12 all together. We plan on using the tent Spring, Summer and Fall....don't think we can handle winter at our age, lol.

Thanks fer lookin' and God bless....
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: hunter63 on December 30, 2017, 09:42:44 PM
Congrats....That is outstanding.......
I like wall tents......and that could fool someone walking by....especially with that stone knee wall.

Need a stove pipe for those chilly nights.
Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Old Philosopher on December 30, 2017, 11:07:05 PM
Clever...I like that!  Especially the screened in "porch".  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Nature Boy on December 30, 2017, 11:17:23 PM
Clever...I like that!  Especially the screened in "porch".  :thumbsup:

The screened in porch is also a feature we loved. There is one window on each wall, and the front door also has a mesh window in it as well, so it will be well ventilated in the hot weather here when it finally arrives. Was warmer inside with the roof on than outside thanks to the liner and all the windows 'closed'. Going to go to Lowes and get a piece of that green turf looking indoor/outdoor carpet cut to fit the porch area.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Nature Boy on December 30, 2017, 11:29:38 PM
The falls and Betty's Great-Great-Great-Grandfather's stone still he used to make sugar cane moonshine! They are both located just down the slope from the homestead site where we set up the tent.

(https://i.imgur.com/HUlcnuV.jpg?1)

(https://i.imgur.com/Dd7ZcD5.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: wsdstan on December 31, 2017, 08:06:56 AM
Neat set up Nature Boy.  Beautiful waterfall and that old fire shelf is a great item from days gone by.  Thanks for sharing all of this.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: imnukensc on December 31, 2017, 10:03:52 AM
Good stuff, NB.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: 1066vik on December 31, 2017, 10:44:19 AM
that's an awesome tent!
good scenery, too.
thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: xj35s on December 31, 2017, 01:07:12 PM
Ripstop by the roll has a custom print outdoor ink fabric now. I've been trying to design a barn wood for my hammock tarp. I saw a pup tent that looked like a fallen shed. very camouflaged in the woods.

These large tents have come down in price. I really like the porch. That's going to make summer camp a breeze. Ha see what I did there!!
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: crashdive123 on December 31, 2017, 06:01:43 PM
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: wolfy on December 31, 2017, 06:37:28 PM
I recall seeing those kinds of tents for the first time in campgrounds in France and Germany back in the early 90s.  I always wondered why I never saw any like them over here until just the past few years, but some Eupopean trends in camping styles seem to lag a bit before they become popular on this side of the pond.  I always did think they were ultra-cool and they certainly would be more of a conversation starter in a campground than the newest cookie-cutter 5th wheel or motor home! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: madmax on January 01, 2018, 11:29:53 AM
Cool digs.  Kelly and I lived in one (But it was forest green) for a couple of months one summer.  We were able to roll up the fly on the front of the screen part and leave it like that all summer.  Some birds build a nest in the roll and had babies.  The parents gave us a good talking to every time we went in or came out.  lol
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Sarge on January 01, 2018, 01:19:18 PM
That's awesome. Hope y'all enjoy it.

Cool pics of the old still site, too!
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Yeoman on January 04, 2018, 09:07:02 AM
That's a neat tent.
Really cool artifact too.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Unknown on January 04, 2018, 03:38:31 PM
Good for you guys! Looks like a fun thing to hang out in and around. Enjoy. Maybe get some heat turned on in there
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: Orbean on January 14, 2018, 11:15:31 AM
Very cool, like the porch.
Title: Re: Our New Log Cabin....Tent!!
Post by: xj35s on January 14, 2018, 01:50:50 PM
Good for you guys! Looks like a fun thing to hang out in and around. Enjoy. Maybe get some heat turned on in there

Yeah denatured alcohol fire pit...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwJpy48GZF0