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self erecting tent

For the lazy camper
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The tent has 3 main parts. A single metal wall, a waterproof box for the floor and the canvas for the roof and other walls. The metal wall folds out from the floor it has one end of canvas attached to the top of it. the other end of the canvas is attached to the box-floor. The floor fills with water to stop it flying away or can be pegged down. Once the tent is set up it looks like a capital L with the canvas streatching between the two ends.
Fireraven, Aug 27 2001

self installing tent pegs http://www.halfbake...alling_20tent_20peg
because i mentioned them [Fireraven, Aug 27 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Self erecting tents http://www.camptents.com/#Quickdraw
Here you go. [PotatoStew, Aug 27 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]


       Ok maybe not selferecting. Just very easy to put up- especially if you use the self installing tent pegs.
Fireraven, Aug 27 2001

       How do the metal wall and waterproof box fit into your backpack?
egnor, Aug 27 2001

       uh, baked   

       Tents with fiberglass-like poles, that actually do self-erect (pull it out of the bag, let go, it goes "sproing" and you have a tent), have been baked for quite a while.   

       Metal wall? Canvas?   

       Was this an attempt at a joke? As in, let's pretend it's 1930 and we want to invent a self-erecting tent?
quarterbaker, Aug 27 2001

       Lazy campers, eh? 'Fraid you've picked yourself one mighty small sales demographic, my friend.
The Military, Aug 27 2001

       ok you're right this was one of my not so good ideas
Fireraven, Aug 28 2001

       At least having a waterproof box in your tent would solve one comon camping dilemma.
hippo, Aug 28 2001

       They have these, I think.   

       All those shows where the person pulls the little ring and the tent erects itself.
DesertFox, May 05 2004

       Most self-erecting tents bend up to fit in a bag and can be thrown out in the air to erect by itself.
canopyman, Mar 17 2008

       You could create it as inflatable with a CO2 cartridge.
normzone, Mar 17 2008

       The world is full of excellent self-erecting tents and this dude invents a crap one. He should come here more.
wagster, Mar 17 2008


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