View Full Version : Kifaru?? Heard of them?
Has anyone ever heard of this company? They make a cool looking tarp tent... the ParaTepee. BUT they sent a tube of DAP tub and tile caulking to seam seal it with. What do you think? It DIDN"T work. It peals right off!
I have not used this brand of tent but I recently purchased a golite hex tipi tent. You do not have to seam seal this tent because the seams swell when they get wet..the first time I used it rained and it worked great.
Wasn't there something posted about using 1 part mineral spirits to 2 parts of the caulk? I remember reading something about that.
Fallingwater gave this info in a previous post (don't know if it will fix your problem:
Instructions on how to make your own can be found at: http://www.sixmoondesigns.com/support/seam.asp
Kifaru is owned by Patrick Smith,the founder of Mountainsmith.
If you want to see some great big hunting gear, go to kifaru.net.
Wasn't the Kifaru the teepee tent reviewed in backpacker that had the stove for heat? http://www.backpacker.com/gear/article/0,1023,3908,00.html
DebW, you are right there, I have the 4 man with a wood burning stove. Tent and stove !3.5 lbs.The new silnylon one is way lighter. I have been in it on Mt. Rogers when it was 10 degrees and the wind was blowing 40+ mph and was in a tee shirt unless I had to go get more wood. Patrick also makes a 8 and 12 man.
I believe it was The magazine's product of the year