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Darrah

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Posted: 11/19/13 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Greetings everyone,

Is there anybody out there full timing in a wall tent or yurt? (looking at those on there own property)

Would like more on the pros and cons of doing this.

Thanks in advance....

* This post was edited 11/19/13 11:18am by Darrah *


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Posted: 11/19/13 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Overall comfort would be my downfall. We did meet one camp host that was in a tent, so I know it can be done.


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Dog Folks, thanks for the input.....

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Posted: 11/19/13 01:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think Taz would get cold in KS in a tent!
My Dad is from KS and he talks about how cold it was.


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Posted: 11/19/13 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mustangglp, lol yup it does get really cold here some years.

But I was thinking Southwest Texas... Where I own 5 acres of property.

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Yurts were invented (and still much in use) in Mongolia, fer cryin' out loud- I think one can stay warm just fine in one. Even in Kansas!

They're actually pretty common around here among off-grid-type landowners, most of whom heat them with wood or gas-fired stoves.

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I don't think of yurts and tents as in the same class of shelter at all...a yurt really is a portable house, and will stand long-term installation much better than most any tent. Dunno about tornados, though, if that's a problem in the part of Texas you're talkin' about.


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Hello,

On youtube, there's a few people who have (still are) fulltiming in large tents, both in colder areas and warmer areas.

Search on youtube for ALAKNAK tents and canvas hot tent camping.

Very informative videos.


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Thanks for all the imput thus far.
I've been looking for and inexpensive way to put something out on my property since its so far away from everything.
looking to do this sometime next year, and if nothing else I will park my van out there and have a good time doing that

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Darrah wrote:

Thanks for all the imput thus far.
I've been looking for and inexpensive way to put something out on my property since its so far away from everything.
looking to do this sometime next year, and if nothing else I will park my van out there and have a good time doing that
For the price of a good tent you can get a (very) used travel trailer. A can of sealant (or three) and some elbow grease would be the way I'd go. I have and still use some pretty good tents but for a semi-permanent setup like you're talking about an old RV is a much better way to go.


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We will be staying in a yurt at the Oregon Coast in mid February again this year .
Oregon State Parks buys their yurts from Pacific Yurts .

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=pacific+yurts&ei=UTF-8&fr=hp-pvdt

These are 14 foot diameter and a basic electric heater will warm them up pretty good next to the mighty Pacific Ocean . But then the lows are in the mid 40's at worst . The OSP yurts do not leak , even in a rainstorm .
We have not stayed in a yurt in summertime .
But we meet our adult son and other friends at the Oregon State Parks along the Pacific every year .
I love the yurt camping that time of year .
We drive through snow over the mighty Cascade Mountain Range in February and we do not have to pull a trailer or pitch a tent .
We still use our sleeping bags and cook on a propane stove / BBQ grill .

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