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Old 02-03-2014   #21
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Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
On a particularly cold and wet weeklong trip, my tent completely shit the bed by the third night. I first lost the rainfly zipper and then the door zipper. I brought my umbrella up from the raft and set it inside a 20mm box full of rocks to block the rain from coming in the door. I then heated rocks in the fire pan and put them inside my dutch ovens which I brought into the tent. I set the lids ajar and draped my sleeping bag over them. I stayed warm and dry and slept well even with the rain pounding on the tent.
Now that there's some river ingenuity. Kind of a dutch oven tent river sauna sort of thing. Good for you Gremlin. Bonus points for the creative use of the umbrella. Why do tent zippers always bite the dust on rainy trips?

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