I travel with a male dino. While he is a really nice dino, he is set in his ways and stubborn (his mother once told me there was a mule in the bloodline on his father's side).....
The dinos carry a large (10 x 12') silnylon tarp. Both dinos dislike bug or rodent company at midnight so like to sleep in some sort of enclosed area. The she-dino would gladly sleep in a no-u-see-um tent with a silnylon floor, but the he-dino likes to be enclosed in an opaque structure (we stealth camp so privacy isn't a real issue....).
First question - has anyone made or used something akin to Black Diamond's Betamid bug tent from uncoated 1.1 or 1.9 nylon or even woven polyester? I was thinking of using silnylon up the walls to about 12 to 18" (to prevent heavy splatter from misting thru) and then using uncoated fabric above that. Would the uncoated material allow the condensation to soak in to the material and evaporate from the other side if no no-u-see-um net was used?
I'm thinking of making this with two doors (similar configuration to Double Rainbow and Lunar Duo) with the head end much taller than the foot end (similar to this with two suspension at the head points instead of one)
Second question(s) - would having zippered 'D' doors on the sides be too much weight / strain while zipping / unzipping for an overhead tarp? Would a single 'inverted T' or 'L' door at the head be more stable?