Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: One man Flecktarn recon tent

  1. #1

    Default One man Flecktarn recon tent

    I'm just about to buy a couple of tents. I want a big roomy tent for base camp , the Aztec Mardi Gras 3 look ideal, cheap enough and roomy with a separate living area. I also intend to buy a small one man tent for discrete wild camping opportunities on over night canoe sailing expeditions and came across this one:
    http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php...arn-recon-tent

    Seems to look the business, fold away very small and the camo is useful to blend in to the landscape, I just wonder if anyone has used one before and if they are any good?
    Regards Unk.

  2. #2

    Default

    Hi

    I quite like the look of this Rab bivvie: http://rab.uk.com/products/equipment...ge-master.html

    There's a review here; http://terrybnd.blogspot.co.uk/2012/...i-bivouac.html

    May buy it for my Scotland sail canoe outing in May.
    Campsites on Water - Touch the river to sample the last that has gone and that which is to follow.

  3. #3

    Default

    Thanks for that WW, does look good , but very small! Maybe a bit too claustrophobic for me.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Bedfordshire
    Posts
    720

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by unk tantor View Post
    I'm just about to buy a couple of tents. I want a big roomy tent for base camp , the Aztec Mardi Gras 3 look ideal, cheap enough and roomy with a separate living area. I also intend to buy a small one man tent for discrete wild camping opportunities on over night canoe sailing expeditions and came across this one:
    http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php...arn-recon-tent

    Seems to look the business, fold away very small and the camo is useful to blend in to the landscape, I just wonder if anyone has used one before and if they are any good?
    Regards Unk.
    Looks a good size for "covert" camping, Unk.... plus a bit of camo netting over the top and you'd blend in well.

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    ...plus a bit of camo netting over the top and you'd blend in well.
    Yes, as some else has pointed out to me a sailing canoe with a 16 foot mast isn't that inconspicuous!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    You're gonna need a flecktarn sail as well........

  7. #7

    Default

    Actually a canoe in dazzle paint might look quite good...

    http://www.bobolinkbooks.com/Camoupe...amouflage.html

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    Flecktarn tent and sail? dazzle camo canoe? Only one chink in your stealth canoe sailing armour Unk, the new screaming yellow drysuit! Never mind I have the answer, one of these worn over the top should do the trick! http://www.military1st.co.uk/product...-woodland.html

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    Btw, if you're struggling for a tent for Resipole let me know, I have one you can borrow.

  10. #10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassic View Post
    Flecktarn tent and sail? dazzle camo canoe? Only one chink in your stealth canoe sailing armour Unk, the new screaming yellow drysuit! Never mind I have the answer, one of these worn over the top should do the trick! http://www.military1st.co.uk/product...-woodland.html

    Perfect!
    As us canoe sailors are seen as somewhat eccentric anyway that would defiantly put the lid on the tin!

    Thanks for the offer of a tent Chris! I should be sorted with a new base camp tent by then,but hopefully you've arranged the weather so it shall hardly be needed?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    I just remembered I have this photo of Grahams tent (that I linked on the other site) from last weekend. I'm a bit of a tent geek and I think you could do a lot worse for the money.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ipswich, Sunny Suffolk
    Posts
    1,012

    Default

    Not cheap, but if you want a lightweight and bombproof tent then check out Macpac Microlight. Its pretty much the only lightweight tent out there with a tough groundsheet. All the other lightweights save weight by using thinner material groundsheet, then advise you to use a footprint on stony ground, which is a bit of a nuisance.

    200 smackers but it'll last you a lifetime. Had mine 20 years now, used it loads and it still performs flawlessly. I can pitch it fully in under a minute.
    Last edited by fredster; 1st-April-2012 at 07:14 PM.
    ___________________________________
    Something profound.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    1,495

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by unk tantor View Post
    I also intend to buy a small one man tent for discrete wild camping opportunities on over night canoe sailing expeditions and came across this one:
    http://epicmilitaria.com/product.php...arn-recon-tent

    Seems to look the business, fold away very small and the camo is useful to blend in to the landscape, I just wonder if anyone has used one before and if they are any good?
    Regards Unk.
    Sorry i've not used one so can't comment on it's quality, but it's only 80cm tall: You'll probably not be able to sit up straight to straighten your spine (sitting hunched over a stove is horrible) also simple things like putting on trousers, socks, drying feet will be really awkward.

    I suppose if you have it pitched under one end of a tarp so you can cook, change into your jim-jams etc and just use the tent for sleeping it may be ok. I wouldn't want it as my only shelter for a long wet night.
    Cheers, Pieface.

    "What's so special about the cheesemakers?"

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Sheerness, United Kingdom
    Posts
    167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by fredster View Post
    Not cheap, but if you want a lightweight and bombproof tent then check out Macpac Microlight. Its pretty much the only lightweight tent out there with a tough groundsheet. All the other lightweights save weight by using thinner material groundsheet, then advise you to use a footprint on stony ground, which is a bit of a nuisance.

    200 smackers but it'll last you a lifetime. Had mine 20 years now, used it loads and it still performs flawlessly. I can pitch it fully in under a minute.
    Another vote for the Macpac here, great quality, super light (half the weight of the Flecktarn one, also the hydrostatic head of that tent, at 1200mm isn't that great ! Having said all that, it sems like good value !
    Boiling water for no apparent reason

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Bedfordshire
    Posts
    720

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by unk tantor View Post
    Actually a canoe in dazzle paint might look quite good...

    http://www.bobolinkbooks.com/Camoupe...amouflage.html
    Um....could look like a Zebra.... then it wouldn't look out of place paddling around the hippo pool at Longleat Safari Park....

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    Um....could look like a Zebra.... then it wouldn't look out of place paddling around the hippo pool at Longleat Safari Park....
    That'd look good with your Daktari suit as well Unk!

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Bedfordshire
    Posts
    720

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassic View Post
    That'd look good with your Daktari suit as well Unk!
    and "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" sitting in the bow....

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Posts
    1,662

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Simms View Post
    and "Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion" sitting in the bow....
    Oh yes!!!!!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •