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    Lost again Texpaul's Avatar
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    Tent Camping

    When can we expect some pictures of the tent camping area? Wondering if we can expect some shade.
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    I took this picture at the rally site last summer. I would feel confident making the assumption it is the main camping area. There may be other areas to camp. I believe down along the tree line would provide afternoon shade.

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    you can camp in the shade of my tent

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    Shade???

    We don' need no steenking shade! We gon' be too busy ridin', rallyin' an' havin' fun to be sitting around in the shade!
    Bikeless for now...but not forever!

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    Speak for yoself bro! I want shade!!!

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    After 17 Nationals, I can safely tell you to never expect shade and bring a tarp if it is that important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapid_Roy View Post
    After 17 Nationals, I can safely tell you to never expect shade and bring a tarp if it is that important.
    AMEN!


    I've been to 18 Nationals so far, and usually, the only shade is man-made. Bring enough to be comfortable in "tent suburbia"

    Folks, let's look at the big picture. If we have the attendance numbers that we are expecting, then we are talking about 6000 TENTS ! Tight living, but it's a lot of fun.

    Plan accordingly, and look forward to a great rally!

    I'll see you in the Beer Tent!
    Onward, through the fog!

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    I just picked up a Kelty Noah's Tarp for $25 bucks.

    Shade rocks when camping!

    Looks like this:


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    Where did you get that?
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    That road looks good! Norwood's Avatar
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    Hey Rob,

    Last week during Daytona week and B3 Rally, I picked up a used Kelty shade with the three long poles.... the guy didn't want to take it down....so I got it used and good price...about 1/3 of new one... really nice to put over the tent...

    Did this one have poles?

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    Watch out though!

    Every recent rally, we have had "big storms" and these shade tarps have to come down quickly, if you value them. I have one too and know! Just be prepared to get r down quickly as the wind blows...Randy I'm still debating Tennessee, coming from the far west and know its going to be a hoot, with large attendance, I feel...The larger rally and I HOPE the powers that be get the facilities right, like SHOWERS, POTTIES, etcetc.....Lots of "food vendors" TOO. We have had "let downs" in some years, with all the above! Please get the shower big rigs(many) in there, as they work best, imo.....Wiscosin(West Bend) had the Porta Potty thing done "right" with plenty. Vermont? Who did that??? Happy Trails, Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Every recent rally, we have had "big storms" and these shade tarps have to come down quickly, if you value them. I have one too and know! Just be prepared to get r down quickly as the wind blows...Randy I'm still debating Tennessee, coming from the far west and know its going to be a hoot, with large attendance, I feel...The larger rally and I HOPE the powers that be get the facilities right, like SHOWERS, POTTIES, etcetc.....Lots of "food vendors" TOO. We have had "let downs" in some years, with all the above! Please get the shower big rigs(many) in there, as they work best, imo.....Wiscosin(West Bend) had the Porta Potty thing done "right" with plenty. Vermont? Who did that??? Happy Trails, Randy
    There should be plenty of facilities available if the "powers that be" contacts them. The area hosts thousands of campers twice a year for the NA$CAR race at BIR when 160,000 folks show up for the race. I'm sure the people at the track have contact information for the potty and shower vendors. The location of this rally makes the possibility of a "big storm" less than average. When storms hit the mountains around here, they tend to break up and hit a limited area (of course, the rally location might be a limited area).
    'You can say what you want about the South, but I almost never hear of anyone wanting to retire to the North.

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    Talking BYOS (bring your own shade)

    I love my MSR Parawing!! It stays up in anything shy of a tornado....(I don't want to see that happen though)

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    I've got the Kelty with the poles, and it lived through Lima, and many other storms.

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    Kelty Tarp

    Nice Score



    The Kelty Tarp is the numer 3 item on my Camping Wish/Need list..

    1. Coffee Pot
    2. Chair
    3. Kelty Tarp w/ Poles. (9' would work, but I'm going for the 12' for my 1.5 man tent)
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