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alcal

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Re: requirement tents / amry tents
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2011, 10:31:20 AM »
I am in the same boat! Looking for tent gear for my first legitimate biking and camping trip. I'm doing the trip alone and I know some people don't think that is safe seeing as I am 5'4 and 115 pounds but I think the serenity and meditation will be just what I need. I'm at this forum because I need some overall advice. My trip isn't until the Spring but I want to be prepared. I will need a tent and I'm worried about Spring rain so I was also thinking about looking into a canopy for over my tent. My first question is going to show how much of a beginner I am to this biking and camping thing. How do you find a tent and canopy small enough to carry on the bike? For the canopy, does anyone know if the ez up kind is small enough to haul with me? I appreciate any advice you can give me on any aspects of my first trip!
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Re: requirement tents / amry tents
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 08:43:07 AM »
Alcal, Welcome to the forum. Trust me, you will never need a canopy if you choose the right tent for a bicycle tour. There are hundreds of tents out there that will stand up heavy rain. No tent will protect you against a very heavy storm or a tornado, but any decent tent will keep you dry under heavy rain. Plus canopies are way too heavy and bulky for a bike tour.

You may want to check this link, this is a guide containing several chapters with tips on how to choose a tent adapted to cycle toruing and advise on how to use and maintain a bike touring tent. There is even a part explaining how does the waterproof rating work. Enjoy!

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