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    Default blizzard ,tent or shelter?

    apon reaching the shelter you can set up your tent or stay in the shelter.you know the blizzard will be a storm of great power and duration.your tent is a bomproof one and could be used to close off the front of the shelter. forcast is for high winds with gusts to 60 mpg.snow 2to 3 feet with drifts to 10 feet.temps dipping to 0.how do you shelter ?

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    Tent. No doubt.
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    No question about it....Tent.

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    Set up my TNF VE-25 INSIDE the shelter. Nobody else would be there in that weather. Only a fool like me!

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    Hmmm...Would depend on the shelter and it`s location..I mean some of those things have been sitting there almost 70 years and are fairly sturdy affairs...Some aren`t completely open on the front...Now if I happened to be carrying my old JanSport "China-Everest" tent which was probably the most "bombproof" thing ever built..But hey what thru-hiker doesn`t carry a 10 pound two man tent specifically designed for use at the higher camps on windward side of Mount Everest?

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    I would set up my free standing tent in the shelter.

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    Tent. Putting up a tent in a shelter is ignorant. I would use my cell phone to call "authorities" on any s**tbird that would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInSpace
    Set up my TNF VE-25 INSIDE the shelter. Nobody else would be there in that weather. Only a fool like me!

    That is exactly the way I would look at it.
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    when max my son was little id sweep the snoww into a pile in the bach of our apartment and make a hollow inside with electric work light and a rug.we would have coco inside laying down with our feet thru the door.i might set up my tent and then make a snow house to bolt to .or i would make a wind break of snow or rocks if i could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Tent. Putting up a tent in a shelter is ignorant. I would use my cell phone to call "authorities" on any s**tbird that would do that.
    You'd probably get a recording: "Out till spring, call back then"!

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    if U had a dog with U it would keep U warm in the shelter inside your tent
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymtnsteve
    if U had a dog with U it would keep U warm in the shelter inside your tent
    The last time I called my hiking partner a dog, she wouldn't go with me any more. Oh, you mean the four legged kind. Gotcha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymtnsteve
    if U had a dog with U it would keep U warm in the shelter inside your tent
    NO DOGS IN THE SHELTER DAMNIT!!!!

    p.s. and where's his leash??

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    Default Leash???NO leash!

    when U run a team of dogs they are on a gangline, not a leash

    my dilemna is not if to bring a dog or not..

    but how MANY dogS to bring.
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    And I always thought it was called a towline or tandem hitch's!

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    Default I beg to differ, sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf
    Tent. Putting up a tent in a shelter is ignorant. I would use my cell phone to call "authorities" on any s**tbird that would do that.
    If you're the only ones there, why not set it up in the shelter? It's double the protection, and level, too. If people are there, set it up outside and dig in for Weinstone's blizzard.

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    Default blizzard ,tenbt or shelter

    I vote for my tent for sure ky

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    Tent Definetly!! Sleeping in an open face shelter with 60mph winds when the temp is dipping to 0degress your goin to be cold! in a tent you have the elements outside and the warmth inside! def. would go with the tent. ~GB
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    I'd set up a tent in the shelter under those circumstances if we were alone. If not, I'd use my tent to windproof the shelter and to make myself a 'cocoon' inside for warmth using our ponchos

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    Most 3 season tents don't stand up well to a snow load. So, if it's a blizzard, then I'd set it up inside a shelter from warmth.

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