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Anyone Else Live In A Tent?

 
Anonymous Coward
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09/27/2011 09:18 PM
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Since I've got my enhanced account back, here's a picture of my hale.

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Wow, that looks comfy! Do you have a job there, live on money you saved up or just barter for stuff?
Anonymous Coward
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09/27/2011 09:32 PM
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Not a tent, but a small shelter I built in the mountains in NC.

I stayed in it over the winter, Oct to April.

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09/27/2011 10:13 PM
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I spent a couple of years prospecting in northern Ontario, and lived much of that in tents, even when it was -40 in the winter. You just need a good diesel oil stove. If you have a wood stove, it goes out around 3:00 AM and it sucks to get out of your 5 star sleeping bag to add more wood.

There are squatters in Yellowknife, NWT who live year round in tents and it gets to -60 there.

The last time I lived in a tent- ( a sukkah or cloth walled booth with a palm branch roof actually) was October 2000 in Jerusalem. That was a religious thing. The sukkah was in the wife's backyard, we had a nice bed with a down comforter, decorations, pillows, candles... it was very romantic except the Intifada had just broken out and you could hear the gunfire from Bethlehem.

I lived in tents at summer camp too, but they had wooden floors. In the army we were in tents too, but I don't call that living.
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Da Purple Chicken (OP)

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10/08/2011 01:23 AM
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LOL! A fellow GLPer and their family just setup camp here tonight. They have become full time campers as well.
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or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

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What part of the country are you in PC?
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10/08/2011 01:47 AM
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I have a hennessy hammock and a tent, not sure which to bring, I want to camp on Molo'kai and also do volunteer work on farms (www.wwoofhawaii.org)

any tips or advice? I'm 22 and lived on big island for a few months but got tired of it
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10/08/2011 01:51 AM
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i lived in a tent on Cox Bay, Tofino BC for a few
months during the warmer weather but have moved back
into a house for the rain season and quieter time of town.
I reaallllly enjoyed it and would do it again but
this time i'd prefer to live in a small cabin or van instead.
cougars and bears are a big problem here as well as the
feet of precipitation every month for tents.
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im biulding a stone house.. some concrete too.. meantime.. since december 2010 i live in a tent.. being a glper rocks.. made me prepare and train like n scouts..
ready for zombie invasion!!! im 38 family is staying over her moms but came here during weekends.. this life rocks.. no plasma.. just this and radio.. as a contractor.. living partly in the works.. too. haha-! being a firefigther too.. my kidz think im crazy wakko! but they admire me.. i do good money but this is the only wat to finish the bunker house..
pics to proof but thon know how to post em..
cheers.. we, tenters, are a step ahead..
Da Purple Chicken (OP)

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What part of the country are you in PC?
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Kaua'i
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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10/08/2011 02:58 AM
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Just wondering if any other GLPers live in a tent or other similar alternative lifestyle.

Not talking homeless tent city - though that technically qualifies - but out of choice rather than necessity.

Or....am I the only loon that loves living outside ?
 Quoting: Da Purple Chicken


My dad does but he's in Nepal right now so I'll speak for him.
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I have a hennessy hammock and a tent, not sure which to bring, I want to camp on Molo'kai and also do volunteer work on farms (www.wwoofhawaii.org)

any tips or advice? I'm 22 and lived on big island for a few months but got tired of it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2602444




Can't help with Molokai advice but enjoy your adventure!
“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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I lived in a tent for a couple months in the hill country outside of austin texas, i was a fulltime Religious teacher and was very content living this way
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I made no money in teaching but took odd jobs in construction as i had done that for almost 20 years. I was 38 at the time and lived very well in my tent. I had a solar shower set up, a propane bbq grill, a 12 volt inverter run off of my old 1991 suv to run electric. if you are familiar with the hebrew scriptures (the old testement) of the Bible. once a year in Jerusalem was the festival of booths were all would gather and live in a tent-like structure for a week, there are several festivals in ancient life but i always thought this one would be the best to attend... it was to remind the nation of isreal of how they all once lived in a tent and were all equall. I think the world could benifit from being put in the same life for a week again. Maybey we could get along. I doubt it tho, politicians are forever ignorant
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Well I have lived in a van, and a RV. The van wasn't so bad used the beach showers when we were down in Florida. Yes I was working at the time. The problem today is people choose style over substance. Almost a year ago after several states and many crazy adventures along the way, we bought a great big ole farmhouse in Kansas via Ebay. We've been remodeling it ever since, and trying to build up a self-sustainable way of living. We installed a wood burning cook stove (LOVE IT!!!!) a fireplace and bought a few more wood burning stoves for additional heating if needed. We have the solar system ready to go in. We have successfully cut our expenses down to a manageable level and have lots more room and freedom to boot. Don't get me wrong at times it is hard but it's worth it. I don't see anything wrong with living in a tent, there were times I considered getting a military tent and setting up shop in the desert. Hey where there is a will there is a way.
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01/21/2012 02:19 AM
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religious leaders are just as bad or worse than politicians
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01/21/2012 02:27 AM
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You have internet in your tent?

So all you need is shelter food and internet.

Okay then.
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01/21/2012 02:34 AM
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You have internet in your tent?

So all you need is shelter food and internet.

Okay then.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9221078


If your in a coverage area, mobil broadband will work in a tent. Might have to have a small solar setup and battery/inverter. Given all that any you can surf on a laptop....
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ive lived in mexico in a tent for months at a time at some really great surf spots (reall surfing not internet) without any electric and never missed it. I actually came back to the states without the need to turn on a tv or computer for a cpl of weeks
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During warmer months, my family lives in a tent. We spent most of summer and Fall in a tent, moving around the West. We landed in N. Utah, where Winter doesn't lend well to that kind of living (we have 3 small kids). It's not as hard as you imagine. In other ways, though, it's harder. The stuff you miss is never what you would expect. Toilet? No. Magazines to read while shitting? Yes.

I definitely suggest a canvas tent. I use a Springbar tent by Kirkham. They are local to SLC, but, having been a camper all my life and a bit of a gypsy for ten or so years, I can agree with their statement that this is the best tent made in America. It isn't, however, suited to trekking or backpacking.

The biggest thing I learned is this: keep water always boiling. Everything begins with boiling water. Wanna drink? Boil water. Wanna make dinner. Start with boiling water. Want to bathe? Boil water. Laundry? Boil water. It never freaking ends......and breakfast takes two hours.

Other than the boiling water, most any thing can be endured...

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I have many times did the camping out thing when I felt threatened by the world around me. Only camping out makes you feel at ease, and free. My last camp out was a disaster though, and i lost all my gear It will take ages to replace it all.Camping is best enjoyed by family members that dont love to eat all your emergency rations in one night, and spoil the fun by arguing about how boring it is.
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Living in a tent in Hawaii is ideal. But what do you do when you live in Alaska. I am just glad I have a fireplace, wood, moose, fish and water. Would love to have a beach view, like you!
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Soon we all will be living this way. Good for you Purple!!!
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I donated my tents to Haiti. I love sleeping in a tent. The cool breeze is great. I hate putting them up and taking them down. They are best if placed next to your fancy motorhome. Just good for sleeping. They don't make tents like they used to. My first tent lasted 35 to 40 years and after that it was downhill, leaking after just a few campouts. They don't make them like they used to.
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I donated my tents to Haiti. I love sleeping in a tent. The cool breeze is great. I hate putting them up and taking them down. They are best if placed next to your fancy motorhome. Just good for sleeping. They don't make tents like they used to. My first tent lasted 35 to 40 years and after that it was downhill, leaking after just a few campouts. They don't make them like they used to.
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Here is a tent that can withstand 100+ mph winds, Has a collapsible titanium wood burning stove w/damper and titanium stove pipe, Carbon fiber center pole and stakes, Sleeps 4, and weighs under 7 lbs. (with the large size stove) [link to titaniumgoat.com]

Other American made tents worth mentioning.
Kifaru.net

Non Backpackable: Extra Heavy Duty
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Barny's Bombshelter tent
Arctic oven tent
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I have a small black bag that contains an iglo tent, airbed, sleeping bag.

Real compact and ready to go.
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I wake up with a tent every morning, but it goes away after I pee.5a
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good one - got a good laugh from me!
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we are planning to take off this june for places unknown and live in our tent. i am both terrified and looking forward to it. im wondering how you gound a place on the beach that allows you to camp? i havent found any so far. planning on traveling through wyoming, north dakota, then maybe work our way down the east coast.
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I've been living in a tent for a year now.

[link to dshillingtentliving.blogspot.be]
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If you enjoy living in a tent hawaii is paradise we have perpetual summer here. no depressing winter the sunshines everyday even if it rains thats why this is the rainbow state. Not paying rent you can afford so much. The weather is always beautiful it rains but thats what tarps are for. There is plenty of room here on the big island and maui not so much on oahu. If you can leave your mainland ideas behind you will fit right in. Food can be reasonable and there is plenty of fruit that grows oon the trees here like avacado mango and once you become local you will find that prices for alot of things are not that bad. So if you want to live in paradise and are up for an adventure buy a one way ticket and come with an open mind.
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No, but I'm about to live in a fuckin' tent out of necesity as soon as my parents find out I've been staying in their beach house this past week, unemployed and homeless... I'm 29 and this divorce has kind of got me all loony. Last week I packed up as much of my stuff into a 6x12 u-haul trailer and my Trailblazer and abandoned 2 other cars and i'd say about 80% of my possessions at the house I was renting. Don't know what the hell to do now because I can't afford another month for my storage unit (I got a $35 move in special but 2nd month is going to be $225) I can sell most of the shit in my storage unit for cash but the problem is I'm 100 miles up the coast staying at my parent's summer home. I've got less than $200 TO MY NAME. Anyone got any ideas?
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