Help me out folks... AITA?
The sub, by convention, generally defines "ultralight" as a BPW of 10lb or less. But there appears to be no clear guidance as to what qualifies as a "UL" tent. In the past few weeks, I've objected on a few occasions to people being told their multi-person tent setup wasn't UL. In these cases, the tents met the "UL" definition that I'd personally been using - but based on the downvotes/upvotes, I get the feeling that the community doesn't have a consistent definition. In light of the confusion, it would do the community some good to standardize on what qualifies as a UL tent - similar to how 10lb BPW has become the standard for ultralight.
This isn't to say that we shouldn't offer advice on lighter/better tent alternatives - in the same way that we would offer weight-saving advice to someone who is already "UL" with a 10lb BPW. My objection is entirely to the "your tent has no place on this sub" sentiment when it isn't at all clear to me that the tent in question precludes an ultralight kit.
I would submit that for a shelter system to be UL, it should be low enough in weight that it is reasonably possible to achieve a 10lb BPW w/o forcing extreme compromises elsewhere in the gear list. To that end, my internal compass on this issue says that any shelter system at ~2lb per person or less is in the right ballpark. This isn't to say that there aren't better/lighter options out there (for reference, my own 1P tent is ~1lb and my 2P tent is ~2lb). We're talking about minimum "UL" standards here - not the ideal end of the spectrum.
But enough about my thoughts on the subject - I'd like to know what the prevailing opinion is.
Would a Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL1 (~2lb with stakes) qualify as "UL" as a 1P tent?
Would a Tarptent Rainbow (2lb 3oz) qualify as "UL" as a 1P tent?
Would a Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 (almost 4lb with stakes) qualify as "UL" when the weight is split two ways (~2lb/person)? How about if it is shared 3 ways (~1.3lb/person)?
Would a Tarptent Double Rainbow (2lb 10oz) qualify as "UL" when the weight is split two ways? How about if it were used solo?
Or is your definition more conceptual than purely a matter of weight? Would dedicated tent poles disqualify a tent? Would having a double-wall shelter be a disqualification?
Presumably just having "UL" in the name of the tent doesn't make it a UL tent.
Would the answer change if it was a couple sharing a tent (in which case a s... keep reading on reddit ➡
DH and I planned to go camping with FIL & JNMIL a few months ago. After I learned we wouldn't be staying in their camper but us in tents and them in their camper in 36 degree nightly weather, I immediately saw that as a red flag. I really enjoy the outdoors and camping but no flushing toilets & 36 degree nights = no bueno. We also were going to bring our elderly dog who can't walk very far. MIL is Korean and did Keto diet for 2 weeks and lost ton of weight (not that she needed to) and is always telling me what to eat. Therefore, I also wanted to avoid that. Today FIL calls me when he got phone service to tell me DH told him to call me to check in. FIL also kept telling me how much MIL enjoys "mother / son time". I also just started my period, so I'm pretty sure I would have murdered someone in the hills with my PMS. JNMIL constantly bragging about the keto diet and how easy it is, how skinny she is, me bloated, cramping / miserable, in a tent 36 degrees. She can love on that son all week.... what a difference 5 years makes and this group.. thank you all for understanding the struggle!
I'm just fed up with living a dull life, paying bills and doing nothing with myself. I'm still in lockdown where I am, and have been spending the months smoking joints, playing video games and being very inactive. With all this free time, my room is still disgusting, my clothes still unwashed and the dread of going back to work is ever approaching.
I want want some routine again but I only ever get that with work, which over time tends to kill my soul.
So my plan is to get out on a bike and experience life at its fullest, I'm going to cycle around Ireland exploring every nook and cranny, making every day an adventure. Along the way I'll be chatting with and interviewing anyone and everyone I can, trying to have a conversation about whatever we want, trying to get a glimpse into the minds of many different people. I want to see how we are all alike, and how we are different.
Sorry if this whole thing seems a bit off topic, but I'm just trying to think of alternate means of treating myself. This is very much a catered treatment for me only, but I really think it could work.
I want to live out in the open, exercising every day and being able to follow absolutely any thread of distraction I want. Being free of my more destructive distractions and having something positive to work toward each day.
I'll have plenty to learn along the way, with the podcast, and no video games or grass to distract me. The aim is to get a patreon and try live extra frugal, with no rent or much else to worry about.
Sorry again if this is off topic, but I'm legitimately set on this as a means of treatment. The ability to be my absolute self and live my best life.
If you've read this far, what do you think? Do any of you have any extreme treatment plans like this? 😂😂
On September of 2018, a chartered plane dropped Glenn Field and his three german shepherds at Rolfe Lake in Northwest Territories, Canada. The 62 year old man arrived there for camping. In April of 2019, another pilot reported seeing him while flying over the area. The location of the lake in a remote area with no road access might explain the pilot's or the investigators' certainty about the identity of the man. This sighting is the last known one.
In October of 2019, an aerial search of the area was performed and the RCMP visited his campsite to find the wooden tent poles on the ground, suggesting that Field had packed. His campsite seemed orderly and there was no evidence of foul play. His canoe, tent, supplies dogs were missing and RCMP believes that Field wanted to either move the campsite or to go back to Yellowknife, the capital and the biggest city in Northwest Territories.
Some Prince George Citizen newspaper claims that Field could be in Prince George, British Columbia. I failed to find any public evidence or official statements to corroborate this, and it seems based on the fact that this man had ties to the place.
I assume that flight records were the first thing RCMP looked into, and if Field is assumed to have gone missing in Rolfe Lake that's because there is no evidence of him boarding a plane. Field could have made it to Yellowknife by hiking around 23 miles or 37 km to the Great Slave Lake and canoed from there for 143 miles or 230 km. If that had been the man's plan, he wouldn't have left his tent poles behind as such a long trip would have required camping for several nights. The most likely explanation is that he moved his tent to the new site leaving the poles behind because there was not enough space in his canoe, but the his idea was to come back for them later. Somewhere along the way, Field got attacked by an animal, drowned, got incapacitated or perished due to natural causes, but his remains, his dogs and his belongings haven't been spotted yet because this area is very rarely visited.
[Yellowknife RCMP end search for 63-year-old missing on the land](https://www.cbc.ca/news/cana... keep reading on reddit ➡
As many of you know, valrant got a mode called “ deathmatch” where You can shoot guns. As a experinced valrant player for maney years, Before i start playeing a competive Spike rush match, I always practice the fundamentels of Valrant to always improve: watching the Mini map for the red spots, Turning on my sound Volume to maximum to hear enemyes foot steps, and Running to the best corners/hideing spots depending on the map. However, this game mode is prety annoying to play beacuse it gets BOREING waiteing for people to Walk past so i Can use juge or Odan to kill them. It seems like nobody actualy wants to use mode: death match to improve there skills. All they do is run around the map with there crutch guns out (prime vandle and phantom)and get sniped every where. But expereinced valrant vetrans like me (Trust me i almost Got to rank: iran 2 last Season but there was so much hackers to handle) know hhow to go camping for kills to practice the true Fundamentles of the game, which is how it should actualy be played.
One of the most requested ideas that people want is that riot gota add TENTS into deathmatch so when you camp its more comfortble. And it encourges more People to go campeing alot. Heres the idea: when you find a good Corner or hiding spot, You get ability called “Tent” which you can set up a tent to camp in. When your in the tent, your radar gets better and you can Wach the mini map so You can start shooteing your Odan before they go in front of you. Also in the tent You get buffed Heareing abilitey so when the red Spot on the mini map goes away, you Can still rely on your sound.
Here is what the tent should Look like in the game:
Overall, the only bad thing that gona happen when riot adds tent abilitey into valrant is that everyone Gonna get realy good very fast so it might be very Hard to rank up.
Hello fellow Redditors! I am doing a NOBO through hike and accidentally left my tent poles at a tent site at mile 1170.6, in Pennsylvania about 20 miles north of Duncannon. The site is right at the peak of a hill just north of the marker for the Horseshoe Trail. The area is covered in pine needles, and I probably left them just to the right of the trail, within ten feet of the natural walking path. They are a small aluminum piece about 8” long and a small carbon fiber piece with a plastic adapter about 10” long. If you’re able to mail them up to me, I’d pay for shipping and throw in some extra beer or snack money! Please DM me if you find them. Thank you and happy trails!
Update: the pole I couldn’t replace has been found! A huge thank you to u/mcxctrunks for going out of their way to look for them! You are a gentleman/lady and a scholar. Also, thanks to everyone who upvoted and commented for visibility! You have all done me a solid and I appreciate you!