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Old 06-09-2016   #41
 
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Mesh would be good shade but on the Grand we needed both shade and shelter from the rain. We had my Dragonfly and an NRS wing. Also an accordion style easy up. We set up the NRS once. It was the easy up over the kitchen and the Dragonfly for the group shelter (16). When we set up the NRS along side the Dragonfly you could really see how overpriced those things are.
How does the mesh material stuff? I keep my Dragonfly in a 5 gal bucket with a gamma seal. Stakes straps and all fit easily in it.


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Mesh would be good shade but on the Grand we needed both shade and shelter from the rain. We had my Dragonfly and an NRS wing. Also an accordion style easy up. We set up the NRS once. It was the easy up over the kitchen and the Dragonfly for the group shelter (16). When we set up the NRS along side the Dragonfly you could really see how overpriced those things are.


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Which one was overpriced, may have a good lead on the nrs and msr, talked to Matt at dragonfly and may be going that way.
For groups of 11-15, and going dragonfly, would you do the 18x20 or 18x25?
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The NRS is overpriced. The Dragonfly is worth the money. You won't be disappointed. Matt builds great stuff.


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I would always opt for a larger wing. Especially on hot dessert trips.


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How does the mesh material stuff? I keep my Dragonfly in a 5 gal bucket with a gamma seal. Stakes straps and all fit easily in it.


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The shade mesh we use on dairies looks to thick to stuff, it's usually folded.
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I would always opt for a larger wing. Especially on hot dessert trips. Jim
^^^^^^^^^

These are my favorite kind of trips.
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Hahaha. Mine too. Especially when I'm in the desert.


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Which one was overpriced, may have a good lead on the nrs and msr, talked to Matt at dragonfly and may be going that way.
For groups of 11-15, and going dragonfly, would you do the 18x20 or 18x25?
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Get the bigger one. Then you have a spot to camp even on small trips and the rest of the group helps you set it up. Since it's yours, then you have first rights to squat in the kitchen.

Warning: If there are early risers they may not give a shit about you sleeping in.
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I would always opt for a larger wing. Especially on hot dessert trips.


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We send out trivia at work every day….one of the questions was “What’s the hottest desert in the in the world?” One of the answers I got back was “Bananas Foster”

Anybody tried Orange Screws? Came across these on kickstarter awhile back, seems like they would be great for this.

http://www.orangescrew.com/
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I ordered a navy blue dragonfly in the 25' length. I will post some pics when I get it. I need to figure out some sand stakes for it. Any one try those weird looking toughstakes.


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