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I am looking to learn how to make my own shelter. I am also looking for a tent or other shelter that is light weight, can stand up to abuse, and can fit two people.

I am 6'3 235 pounds so I need a somewhat larger shelter. The shelter must be water and wind proof. I want something that will hold up for 2-3 years of constant use durring an emergency and hold up to regular camping/ hunting use forever.

I dont care about cost. It has to be somewhat light b.c if I can get my vehicle to where I am going I will sleep in that.

What man made shelters are you guys using?

What carry on shelter is best?
Am looking at Henessey Hammock and Kifaru
Can any hennessey hammock comforatbly hold two adults? How durable are they? Seems like it would be good to keep snakes out and keep you off the ground. Will you be dry in 4 days of heavy rain, wind, or snow?
http://hennessyhammock.com/catalogue.html

The kifaru doesnt have a floor, puts you on the ground, and costs 500 bucks. Is it more durable than a Hennessey?
http://www.kifaru.net/paratipi2009.html

What other brands am I missing?
 

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Could I be so bold as to ask if you are a paid "Topic Generator"? I note you start a large amount of threads, don't really participate after you do, do not acknowledge or thank anyone who contributes, yet expect everybody here to react like a trained Seal when you pop out a question. If you followed through with half the purchases you inquired about, you'd have a 10,000 square foot building overflowing. Not to mention you would have Seal Team Six out gunned. Just wondering.
 

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Im personally looking into Teepee construction. I think once you get the knowledge and experience you can pretty much build them anywhere.

I also like the look of the Mongal Yurt which is portable but very hardy.
 

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Could I be so bold as to ask if you are a paid "Topic Generator"? I note you start a large amount of threads, don't really participate after you do, do not acknowledge or thank anyone who contributes, yet expect everybody here to react like a trained Seal when you pop out a question. If you followed through with half the purchases you inquired about, you'd have a 10,000 square foot building overflowing. Not to mention you would have Seal Team Six out gunned. Just wondering.
Awesome comment. Very funny. Make me laugh
 

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Mountain Hardwear Trano 3.1. 3-person/4-season. Will hold two big people okay. Tough as nails. Easy, quick set up. Can use tent only in moderate weather, fly & footprint in really hot weather with no bugs, and footprint, tent, and fly for foul weather and winter time.

Expensive, a little heavy, but it's a life time tent for me. http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Tra...m_campaign=Brand_Equipment_Tents&eid=yahoo_us

If you want something more permanent when erected, but just parts for the mean time, consider Starplate building systems. Can precut and predrill the components and assmble when needed. Not back packable. Would need to cache. http://www.strombergschickens.com/starplate_building_system/starplate_index.php



I really like the Hennessey Hammock, but out here where I am, there aren't enought trees taller than 2' 6" close enouth to each other to swing one.

Just my thoughts on the matter.
 

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Could I be so bold as to ask if you are a paid "Topic Generator"? I note you start a large amount of threads, don't really participate after you do, do not acknowledge or thank anyone who contributes, yet expect everybody here to react like a trained Seal when you pop out a question. If you followed through with half the purchases you inquired about, you'd have a 10,000 square foot building overflowing. Not to mention you would have Seal Team Six out gunned. Just wondering.
He's certainly not interested in contributing to this forum, is he? All he does is take. That's just hypocritical. I don't even bother with him anymore.
 

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Could I be so bold as to ask if you are a paid "Topic Generator"? I note you start a large amount of threads, don't really participate after you do, do not acknowledge or thank anyone who contributes, yet expect everybody here to react like a trained Seal when you pop out a question. If you followed through with half the purchases you inquired about, you'd have a 10,000 square foot building overflowing. Not to mention you would have Seal Team Six out gunned. Just wondering.
I have an entire room full of stuff actually 2 rooms.
 

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Man made and tent shelters. What are you making/ taking? Long term shelter options?
I think a hammock or any tent is fine for short term shelter, while you build your log cabin for long term shelter. Renovating a cave is certainly an option to consider.
I guess it depends on what you mean by "long term".
 

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