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lbo for family

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:43 pm
by Nemo74
hello this is my first post here as I am new in the seekoutside family:
we just purchased a lbo (base trp base) and we have designed a nest that would fit us 5 (wife, 3 daughters and myself) and be our home for some parts of our round the world trip to come.
It has just been finished by someone who will start his (small) business in the tentmaking , in France...and I love the pictures he just sent me.
I can't wait to get it....
here are some pictures
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Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:45 pm
by Nemo74
some other pictures
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and the nest alone
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Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:15 pm
by reaper
Bienvenu au forum.Thats really a great nest,i like it!!!Ton ami à du talent en couture.

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Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:18 pm
by reaper
I hope youll update this post with a ton of pictures with your family.

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Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:01 am
by Nemo74
Some feedback from our trip.

We finally took the LBO base + tarp + vestibule (old version) in addition with the tailor made nest (see above).
With the nest we lose some space but the 5 of us can fit in and we enter through the vestibule where backpack are stored.

We had some heavy rain in Nicaragua (Canyon de Somoto) for our first nights and experienced some rain inside , principally under the stove jack flap and reinforcement loops (don't know the name in English) ... seam sealing was not done at these locations...
Then I seam sealed it but we still get drops when raining. To sleep dry I hung our frogg togg poncho above the nest ... also rain was entering from vestibule top.
The night was quite windy (Playa de la flor in Nicaragua) but the tent stood well despited being pitched with rock (sand)

So when we went to sleep at Machu Picchu feet , I hanged the ponchos right away and we had some good nights...I am a bit disappointed to get wet inside the tent but at least we found a solution (and with frog togg ponchos it is great with condensation because the material is perspiring).

Our carbon poles have been lost (stolen?) , we are in Brazil and will fly to Chile coming sunday where we intend to camp for 2 weeks. I cannot find pole of such size (163cm) here and cannot get it from US. What to use instead (we have no walking sticks) ? pvc pipe, bamboo or other wood stick? Anyone has used it (or another solution)?

I could not upload pics since they are on my laptop not on a public server...

Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:52 pm
by kevin_t
Hi Nemo74

Here is a seam sealing guide
https://seekoutside.com/blog/tipi-seam- ... tep-guide/

In short, the places to pay attention are around guy out points and the stove jack and there is a certain technique that works better.

For the pole, you can link to trekking poles, cut sticks, etc. Not sure what is available to you.

Thanks

Re: lbo for family

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:40 pm
by Nemo74
Thanks for your feedback Kevin.

I made the seam sealing as I could (no internet,no brush...) but I will re-check tomorrow all seams (I think I forgot the zippers..)
Also I have made some application on the inner side where it should have been done on the exterior. Should I seam it on the exterior still?

With regards to the pole , should it be 64 in. high or can it be lower or higher (how low/high) ?