Which are the Safest, Most Comfortable, Easy to Assemble, Best Tents You'd Recommend for TEOTWAWKI

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by ED GEiN, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    temporary shelters other than an RV you'd recommend while trying to find more secure shelter? As a non-camper, I've gots to know. Thank you for your recommendations.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Are you traveling by ATV, on foot (backpacking), or by vehicle (truck, 4X4, car)?
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  3. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    If you are on the move, go for any particular tent you pick from the myriad of them that are available. If you are in a fixed location scoping out secure situations, build a tipi.
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I thought you were going to fortify an apartment with old sneakers?
  5. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I recommend a good quality tent with great air flow and a good rain fly. Always choose a tent bigger then what you plan, it's amazing how much stuff you suddenly find you need to keep dry when the rains come! Also, A tent needs to have a good ground cover with rain sides, and you should add a tent pad to help keep the tent from getting damage from ground stuffs!
    I'm a YUGE fan of Kelty Products, so that is what I recommend.
    Amazon.com : Kelty Outback Tent (4 Person), Grey : Sports & Outdoors
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  6. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    I think he hasn't decided that part yet. So ---
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  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Weight not being an issue I was going to recommend a Wall tent like this one..
    Close Out Deals

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  9. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++


    Thanks Will Check in on their site for more info/

    Good question. Probably unfortunately by foot or car.
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  10. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Forget the Car, ALWAYS plan for the worst and hope for the best!
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    WTF.......!!! :rolleyes:
    The safest tent you can find....is not safe!!
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  12. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    As I recently returned to the monkey after a rather long hiatus, I had to go back and see what Ed may have laid out as groundwork for this question. Looking over his questions, I get the same feeling that I had back when I was doing things with funny chemical substances. This question, as presented is really not answerable. We don't know:
    -On the move or base camp?
    -Single person, or 3 or 33?
    -Walking, riding, ATV, horse or Unimog?

    And way more disconnections from what may pass for reality.
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  13. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    I vote UNIMOG! But Alas, My TATRA 815 will have to do! LOL
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    [stoner] Welcome back to the forum......
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  15. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Forget the tent, and wear your Thermal Rain Shedding Gear, when you bug out... It is like "Wearing the tent"... Take the chunk of ParaCord from your BoB, and your knife, and your SpaceBlanket, and make your own tent, when it is time to sleep... It will be a whole lot easier, than carting that Teny junk, along with you...
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  16. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Regardless, keep a tarp and know how to hitch it.

    Those outfitter tents as hard to move and keep set up as a reenactment tent?
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  17. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have to say, when I was in the infantry, we used our ponchos draped over us as it rained on us... if it was cold we would have our poncho liner out...enjoy the suck. ;)

    As I became an older vet.... we got wet or cold.....we said F' it..... life moves on... and carry on with the mission.
  18. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    It seems that the length of string has extended to tents.:rolleyes:

    As @Merkun has pointed out....there are just too many variables to give a definitive reply....the string is immeasurably long and is variably multi stranded with a an assortment of motley coloured fibres of indefinite origin and manufacture.

    As @Yard Dart has alluded to....tents don't offer any intrinsic security that isn't backed up by an alert armed guard that doesn't leave the tent unattended. I doubt that most tents would offer any security from anything that @Bishop had to throw, blow, flick, or fire at with anything more than a spit ball...and ....having seen Bishop's projectile weapon skills,...I'd probably be quaking in my boots at a potentially lethal spit ball hit. :eek: Deadly food weapon | Survival Monkey Forums

    The best that I can suggest are some general characteristics that I'd recommend for an apartment dweller fleeing on foot from the zombie horde that have set the dweller's hoard of empty pill bottles, cardboard boxes and old sneakers alight...together with his apartment.

    1. Light weight.
    2. Occupies minimal space in a bug out bag / LBE
    3. Robust
    4. Water proof
    5. Easily repaired without specialised equipment / materials
    6. Requires no poles to be carried for structural support
    7. Has a low profile
    8. Easily camouflaged
    9. Can be used as an improvised flotation aid.
    10. Has multiple attachment points
    11. Can be used in conjunction with other similar tentage to create a larger structure
    12. Reasonably inexpensive
    13. Can be used as an improvised stretcher
    14. Can be erected easily in the dark without requiring illumination or assistance from others, and likewise, can also be struck down quickly and packed in one's LBE in the dark.

    I have used many of these over the years in the Aus.mil and in civilian life.

    A hoochie.

    Augmented by a ground mat, bivy bag, an appropriate season rated sleeping bag with sleeping bag liner and a mosquito net...one can sleep comfortably, with a little thoughtful siting just about anywhere, any season.

    Via:204 Army Cadet Unit Parramatta

    Via:DPCU Hootchie Auscam Shelter Tarp Hoochie Australian Army Military Spec • AUD 30.00

    A hammock and hoochie combo can also be a useful way of staying dry from above and below

    Via:View topic - Big Trip - The Murray - Part 1 - The Coorong. • AUSTRALIAN KAYAK FISHING FORUM

    There are a number of hoochie configurations that can be used to erect a temporary or semi permanent shelter.


    There are some combined hoochie / ponchos that can also offer rain protection on the move....
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  19. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey++

    Good advice, thanks!

    Any particular model/brand you recommend of Thermal Rain Shedding Gear?
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  20. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    You can't beat a tarp or two shelter halves or a poncho. You can find or make shelter where needed Wickiup or a lean to. I have slept in a culvert pipe and in a tree. No real need for an expensive tent if you are willing to put a little sweat equity in to anything
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