Originally Posted by Kwalk3
What shelter are you running? Thinking about going floorless this year. Not to hijack the thread, but I figure it'll still be relevant to the OP.
I've got too many tents. My go too's now...
Ultra light one person, I'm running the TarpTent Aeon
. Dyneema $$, but it weights in at barley over 1lb. I used this last fall on a Snowcock hunt and it worked well. Not a ton of room, but again super light.
I use a Cimarron
with and without nest & stove a lot too. If we are truck camping with the wife and dogs, I throw this up with the nest, since the wife doesn't like the floorless idea and it does keep the early season bugs at bay. I use this elk hunting setup floorless. If close to truck, I'll use a Big Agnes cot. If backpacking a piece of tyvek and or bivy on the ground. Stove when appropriate. The stove is a game changer when hunting in cold/wet conditions. Great roomy setup for 2 people.
I'm thinking of picking up one of the SeekOutside Eolus
with nest for early backpack & hunting (ptarmigan/snowcock) trips and early archery elk trips. Nest for when bugs are bad or I have wife/dog with and mostly setup floorless when by myself.
The other "want" is a 8 man teepee with stove setup for base camp.
Too many choices, but the flexibility in setups to go floorless is really nice at times and the weight savings can be significant.
I have handful of tents from MSR, Big Ages, Euraka and others. I like the Big Agnes products, but with the really lightweight options (all manf.) in a free standing tent, you start giving up a lot of durability. The new version of the Big Agnes Copper Spur is a really nice option.
You can find some good deals on high end used tents. A great place to look is https://www.rokslide.com/forums/foru...lassifieds.88/