A little gloat and teasing for some giggles.
Ok time to show you North Americans what a real tent looks like. Enough of this taichi junk i see around here.
Here is a tent.
This is the bag the dome folds into.
There are two parts that can be used as one whole tent like you see here or a dome on its own.
The front extension we call a kitchen tent and it has side flaps that can be put up with other poles and then there is a netting that is also on the front door and the dome to prevent mossies.
This is how we use it mostly.
So the bottom of the dome has a rubberized canvas material that comes up the side about i guess 8 inches. It can just about float. We have been in a storm where we watched from the dome door how everything else in the park floated by while we sat dry in our sleeping bags. As for rain this thing laughs at the heaviest storms. the canvas material is impregnated with some sort of what i can only describe as vulcanised paint. It dont leak and we can stand up when we change.
For the record this was not made in China, rather South Africa. Cost around $600 US when i bought it. Today its around $1350 for a tent like this. But it will last a lifetime. This one is around 14 years old and we used it frequently. Dont have it pegged down thats a whole other setup when you see the pegs.
Now Frank you showed us your flag. I think its a little on the small side.
Here is my US flag, i have a Canadian one too. But seeing as how Frank had his antique I thought i would show him mine. Tape measure shot to give you an idea of size. Need a real flagpole to mount this. Imagine what NN would say if i put a decent flagpole up in my back yard.
Just for you Frank i should have lived in Texas. Larry this missed your visit by days.