Floorless Shelter

Floorless Shelter Q&A

Thinking about making the move to a floorless shelter but have questions?  Aron and Frank answer your questions and more in this episode.



 

Talk about setting up on snow, and dealing with mud in the shelter 00:01:28 – 00:15:30

How do you run your guy outs so you can periodically tighten them to re tighten the shelter: 00:15:30 – 00:18:05

Does a floorless shelter make sense in a desert environment: 00:18:07 – 00:20:30

Setup for beginners…tips and tricks to avoid: 00:20:30 – 00:22:31

Would you use a floorless shelter in Arizona? 00:22:30 – 00:22:47

Do you need to purchase poles for the tarps or can you use Trekking poles? 00:22:47 – 00:24:22

Why did my KUIU Summit Refuge melt like a candle? 00:24:23 – 00:24:51

Can I seam seal my Tut when it is 30 degrees out: 00:24:51 – 00:25:29

What is the footprint of the Megatarp compared to the Paratarp? 00:25:36 – 00:26:03

when going floorless to you always use a groundsheet, and if so what material do you use? 00:26:03 – 00:26:30

Will you be bringing back the Megatarp? 00:26:30 – 00:27:03

Advantages and disadvantages of a floorless shelter over a floored shelter? 00:27:03 – 00:31:03 also covered further at 00:38:16 – 00:40:40

Can you retro an old Megatarp to put a zippered annex on it 00:31:04 – 00:31:14

Is there anything you can do to keep mice out? 00:31:16 – 00:34:15 and 01:34:53 – 01:35:49

Advantages over a covered hammock: 00:34:20 – 00:35:44

How do you deal with mosquitoes? 00:35:46 – 00:37:40

Would you recommend a tarp shelter for late season? 00:37:48 – 00:38:02

Any tips on dealing with condensation besides bringing the stove? 00:40:41 – 00:42:40

The Tut is better suited for below timberline vs the Sawtooth which is better suited for above timberline? 00:42:44 – 00:43:16

How often do you deal with rodents getting to your gear? 00:44:05 – 00:44:21

when would you use a Tipi instead of a Tarp? 00:44:21 – 00:44:37 and 01:52:00 – 01:52:09

What do you think is the best shelter for northern Idaho and northwestern Montana thick and rainy? 00:44:41 – 00:45:51

Any concerns from sparks from the stove burning the Tipi? 00:45:53 – 00:47:55

What are the harshest conditions each Kifaru shelter has withstood? 00:47:56 – 00:50:14

I’m having trouble pitching my Tut tight to the ground, what am I doing wrong? 00:50:33 – 00:51:44

Discuss how your fabric is superior to others: 00:51:49 – 00:57:49

Any tips on using smaller amounts of cord to pitch the Paratarp, do you pitch with trekking poles or sticks lying around? 00:57:52 – 00:59:55

With a floorless setup, what is the best way to protect your sleeping pad? 00:59:56 – 01:01:00

Will a floorless shelter keep unwanted Cougars out? 01:01:24 – 01:01:54

Why don’t high end single wall shelters come seam sealed? 01:02:00 – 01:02:55

What function does a liner play in a four season shelter through the individual seasons? 01:03:00 – 00:03:35

How to keep it warm during Colorado rifle season: 01:03:37 – 01:03:47

Do you use a ground tarp and a bivy in windy situations? 01:03:48 – 01:06:48

Can you fit two cots and a stove in a Sawtooth? 01:06:55 – 01:07:49

How do you use the tipi stove combo to dry clothing, and how do you ventilate to prevent overheating? 01:07:51 – 01:08:30

How do you get over the fear of going floorless? 01:08:33 – 01:10:18

Box vs. Cylinder stoves and recommended sizes for your shelters
(Frank has some mic issues on this one, they are using a temporary plastic table while waiting for the wood table to come in and the mic keep falling…sorry):
01:10:27 – 01:14:05

With modern tent technology, what makes a Tipi/tarp a better option over other lightweight shelters? 01:14:12 – 01:15:40

Is it possible to ruin a carbon fiber pole by having it too close to the stove? 01:15:43 – 01:16:33

How would you vent in rainy weather to mitigate condensation without a liner? 01:16:36 – 01:17:09

What makes a Kifaru shelter better than the competition? 01:17:10 – 01:18:07

Can you talk about stove use in a tent? 01:18:12 – 01:19:32

Do you advice seam sealing every year or is once good? 01:19:34 – 01:19:56

How do you decide what shelter to start out with for an Elk hunt in the western states? 01:20:25 – 01:21:10

Why floorless? 01:21:14 – 01:21:34

Do you have to use a spark arrestor in a stove? 01:21:47 – 01:21:58

How do your shelters handle snow loads? 01:22:02 – 01:22:57

What is your cold weather setup? 01:22:59 – 01:23:2600

How to deal with condensation: 01:23:26 – 01:23:56 and 01:43:00 – 01:43:32

How is the Tarp in strong winds? 01:23:54 – 01:24:03

How do you sell the idea of a high end tent to your wife? 01:24:49 – 01:24:05

What are some considerations in heavy rain with a floorless shelter? 01:24:50 – 01:25:01 and 01:26:50 – 01:27:27

What would be the most versatile sleep/shelter setup for four seasons? 01:25:21 – 01:26:06

How do you decide when to bring the stove? 01:26:08 – 01:26:48

What is the best ground cloth? 01:27:27 – 01:27:32

Do you ever cook with a gas stove? 01:27:33 – 01:27:50

Is a floorless shelter doable in the South East? 01:27:54 – 01:28:21

Trendiness and minimal weight savings aside, What are the benefits? 01:28:25 – 01:31:42

Is it safe to size up in a floorless shelter if you are going to be in windy locations? 01:31:42 –

How would you rate the Seek Outside shelters? 01:32:38 – 01:33:25

Can you successfully join two trekking poles to make one longer center pole? 01:33:25 – 01:33:46

Seam sealer…paint thinner or no paint thinner?  Can you still seam seal if it is cold out? 01:33:51 – 01:34:15

If I leave a box of wine outside alone, will the cougar leave me alone? 01:34:20

How would you use a backpack-able shelter when not in the mountains? 01:35:49 – 01:37:08

How do you secure you stove jack in the wind? 01:37:08 – 01:38:04

Does compressing the shelter long or short term affect the shelter? 01:38:47 – 01:39:16 and 01:50:35 – 01:50:44

At 6’3″ will I be able to stand and change in the Sawtooth? 01:39:16 – 01:39:55

At what elevation do you need to be at to not be eaten alive by bugs? 01:39:56 – 01:40:23

Floorless shelters are trendy: 01:40:23 – 01:41:06

Any tricks to keep the stove from melting the snow around the shelter then re-freezing? 01:41:06 – 01:41:58

when would you use a tarp bivy combo and do you use the tarp for glassing? 01:41:58 – 01:42:56 and 01:46:34 – 01:47:14

What do you use to keep your bag from getting wet and how do you battle heavy rain? 01:43:33 – 01:44:59

What are the benefits of using a Sawtooth vs. a Hilleberg? 01:45:50 – 01:46:29

What is the all around best budget shelter stove combo for all seasons for solo application? 01:47:14 – 01:47:44

Are you using a floorless shelter or a Hilleberg during high country archery season? 01:47:45 – 01:49:13

Best option for Kodiak for two people? 01:49:16 – 01:49:28

Best shelter for BC on a budget? 01:49:29 – 01:50:00

When planning a trip what factors do you consider when selecting a shelter? 01:50:05 – 01:50:31

How much extra cord do you need to pitch a tarp? 01:50:44 – 01:51:31

What shelter would you use with family? 01:51:30 – 01:51:43

Do you need a bivy with a down bag because of condensation? 01:51:43 – 01:52:00

Liner or no for late season high elevation in the Sawtooth? 01:52:10 – 01:52:25

How do you deal with pitching the shelter in rocky areas? 01:52:25 – 01:52:38

Best three person shelter with a stove? 01:52:39 – 01:52:43

I’m looking at buying a Tut for summer trips with my boys, how do you deal with mosquitoes, and what stove do you recommend: 01:52:43 – 01:53:12

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