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Escape Goat
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Shelter Help.

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 pm

Hi

Got a conundrum. I have a tarp and tarvek or a SMD LE that isn't sealed.

I'm heading up to the Lakes to ride thedistance.cc brevet style ride and I think it will be WET!

There's next to no chance I can seal the seams on the lunar in time...

What would a fellow boner suggest?

Many thanks!
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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:26 pm

Lots of reports on the SMD shelters (in user reviews) state that people have managed a dryish night without sealing. So much so that I was convinced (that had i bought one) I'd not bw in too muhc a hurry to get it sealed

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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Never sealed either of my SMD shelters and I've not drowned yet. Worst you'll get is a few drips.
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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by Lazarus » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:05 pm

I have t=yet to seam seal any tent i have ever owned - never noticed anything much - tbh if it rains so much it gets through the seams the material will be "wetting out" anyway.

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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by TheBrownDog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 pm

You're more likely to drown from the condensation inside your Lunar Solo than a few drips through the seams. They are very tightly sewn.
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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 pm
You're more likely to drown from the condensation inside your Lunar Solo than a few drips through the seams. They are very tightly sewn.
I've only had condensation once in my Lunar Solo - and that was a beach camp in the haar. Maybe it's just always windy where I camp :lol:

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Re: Shelter Help.

Post by Escape Goat » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Lunar it is then!


Thanks for your help, again.
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