Question about Nemo Meta2 (or any trekking-pole-tent)

11:08 p.m. on July 17, 2012 (EDT)
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Hey gang - while I really love my Nemo tent for backpacking, one minor inconvenience with this design is that if I use it as a "base camp" tent and want to leave it up while dayhiking around an area, I can't use those trekking poles.   Any suggestions on buying/using a standard set of adjustable tent poles for those times when weight is NOT an issue?


Thanks in advance,


1:47 a.m. on July 18, 2012 (EDT)
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Buy a cheap set of trekking poles and only use them for your base camp setup.

5:19 p.m. on July 18, 2012 (EDT)
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? - Using sticks from near camp site ?

8:51 p.m. on July 18, 2012 (EDT)
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Walmart 19.99 trekking pole set , or just use the same set like I do. I just collapse the tent by taking my poles out, only takes just a moment to put the tent back up as long as you leave it staked out.

5:43 a.m. on July 19, 2012 (EDT)
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Why not just take the pole for day hikes, out and leave the tent in that status?


10:37 a.m. on July 19, 2012 (EDT)
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Another option would be to purchase some cheap fiberglass tent poles, and hacksaw them to the proper length. A layer of duct tape on the ends would prevent it from shredding the tent material.

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