I'm currently in the mid-planning stages of an expedition going out this summer to a semi-arid region in the Horn of Africa and have been trying to research shelter options.
- Temp will reach around 45 celsius during the day time
- But it will be towards the middle of the rainy season, too
- Malarial risk
- Fairly windy
- Upon reaching our base location, we'll be pitched for about 2-3 weeks
- The one female expedition member will need to be covered/protected for religious reasons
To me this seems like a rather tricky setup, then!
I wanted to ask what you guys might recommend as a good shelter system to best handle the above factors?
Researching last night, I got the impression that perhaps a Kelty Noah 16 combined with individual Integral Design Bugabivy bags underneath might do the job? On the other hand, might we not better go for individual Noah 9s or 12s each around a fire (sensible distance .. !) with the female expedition member in something like an Outdoor Research Light Haven with BugaBivy bags underneath?
Interested to hear all opinions, including ones that scrap all my suggestions above!!
EDIT: Also, any sleeping back recommendations would be top, thanks!