In just a few hours we’re off to Man Camp 2014. My checklist has been refined and is ready to go. We’re supposed to get a few days of snow and some high winds. For 5 days we will be camping at 11,200 feet and enjoying backcountry skiing and relaxation. I just hope we packed enough…
The Alaska Tent and Tarp Arktika has finally arrived. The kind folks at AT&T had to manufacture one for us before we depart for Man Camp 2014 (it took them about 4 weeks).
After religiously monitoring my UPS tracking info, my package arrives at roughly 16:12. I immediately leave work.
Went to Home Depot and bought a few pieces of carpet and cut them to size for a floor saver. Really durable and should help to insulate the floor of the tent against the snow.
We got it setup, measured, and seam sealed. Amazing amount of room in this tent, even with a stove in the middle of it. The loops on the inside are great for running paracord through and making yourself a little closet to hang up wet gear. I’m excited to take it out and test it out for the next 5 days. At first glance it might actually live up to its reputation, but we shall see.
Originally I wanted to tell you about this tent, which is an awesome story in and of itself. However, after reading through the instruction manual I found what might be the most ominous disclaimer for what you would think is a harmless product.
“This tent is a specialty product designed to be used by people who utilize
common sense in their approach to cold weather camping. This is a tent, not a
motor home or travel trailer. If you aren’t sober or responsible, you shouldn’t be
using this product. Disregard for this warning could result in death or serious
Thank you Alaska Tent and Tarp, challenge accepted.