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Postby eamarquardt » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:40 pm

2bits wrote:It's like when people say they are brutally honest, I like the honest, but can live without the brutal!


For some the simple truth is BRUTAL!

I thought Jack Nicholson said it well when he played a Marine in "A Few Good Men": "You (some people) can't handle the truth!"

Me and #1 wife (Suzy). After 37 years together. she's used to the "brutal truth", ha!

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And, yes, my father was also a Marine Officer (Raider and Recon) and mother was a Navy Nurse (only cause the Marines have no nurses, ha).

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Postby slowcowboy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:06 pm

My folks vote is for the shelter logic that oasis maker inturduced. I have been around ez-ups and your right they do weigh a lot. Shelter logic is way less. I love the set up of oasis maker and built my own. Pure simple thanks man for such a great invention.
I am bending abit on the ez-ups and the bigger area. But really don't need it as I am not married and have no large family. A buddy and me can get under a shelter logic in nothing flat. I might bend later to a ez-up but the shelter logice set up fixes the wind blowing away peging down sand baging down problems ez-ups are bad for.
To me it is way easy to pop some hitch pins and clamp on couple of clamps pop open town supports add 3 easy tent like poles add cover and done. A ez-up can confuse a person new to setting one up. my hole set up on shelter logic only only costed 70 dollars with the shelter logic and the iron for the rever bars. a ez-up can run above a hundred bucks.
And Like oasis maker said. you can up and drive off with the shelter logic attached to your teardrop and move camp in a heart beat with out having to pull pegs and fold up your ez-up.
But I do like the extra space if I was to stay in one camp spot if I was in a diffrent state than wyoming and it went to pouring. In that situation I would be real tempted to just break camp and start driving.

But to tell the truth. I like the shelter logic bettor. I will though amit I am leaning to ez-up. so 95 percent vote for shelter logic 5 percent for ez-up. My thoughts Slowcowboy.
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Postby eamarquardt » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:31 pm

slowcowboy wrote:So 95 percent vote for shelter logic 5 percent for ez-up. My thoughts Slowcowboy.


I don't think you can purchase a 95% shelter logic and 5% ez-up! So, what's it gonna be?

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Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:58 pm

Here in Arizona, trees are scarce. Once we camped in Chiricahua National Monument and there were ample trees, so we left the EZ Up at home. Although we didn't need the shade, the EZ UP would have been handy to keep the pine needles out of our food. (Minor inconvenience) :D
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Postby Miriam C. » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:16 pm

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Keeps the sun off and the wind away when chilly. It is however not UV protected and too much time in one place will result in sunburn if sensitive.......

btw Academy Sports had an EZ UP brand 10X for $49. I pulled it off the shelf above my shoulders, wheeled it to the car and put it in, oh and got drenched doing it. :( You can control the weight and the bag has wheels so don't let that stop you. Buy lots of junk so you too can ENJOY! :lol:

Yeah I had one but what's one more........ 8)

I wonder if there is any reason why you can't hook an ez up with reciever tubes too....
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Postby slowcowboy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:51 pm

Its easy Gus, buy 95 % shelter logic and 5% ez- up. All you do is since I have the shelter logic already and the oasis maker set up built. Is just wast the money and buy a ez-up on some place like ebay or where you can get it discounted. than use the shelter logic for 95 % of the time and leave old ez-up stored in hibernation till You really want more than break it out and use it for the 5 % of the time. when you really need to camp with all your freinds and neighbors. or its more than you and a buddy. Or you read the forecast and its a reallly good chance of rain and you don't want to put the trip off. Other than that. leave ez-up at home in hibrenation and just use shelter logic. Called a mostly bought shelter logic and a very partially bought ez-up. It just how your brain fits it in. Heee! Slowcowboy.
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Postby Rick Sheerin » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:54 am

Anybody who's ever camped in the Adirondacks will tell you that there's one thing you can count on...RAIN! No matter how nice your weekend is going, it will rain at some point. So taking some sort of screen room or EZ up is esssential gear. Oh, and then there's the black flies...... :scratchthinking:
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Postby chorizon » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:12 am

slowcowboy wrote:Its easy Gus, buy 95 % shelter logic and 5% ez- up. All you do is since I have the shelter logic already and the oasis maker set up built. Is just wast the money and buy a ez-up on some place like ebay or where you can get it discounted. than use the shelter logic for 95 % of the time and leave old ez-up stored in hibernation till You really want more than break it out and use it for the 5 % of the time. when you really need to camp with all your freinds and neighbors. or its more than you and a buddy. Or you read the forecast and its a reallly good chance of rain and you don't want to put the trip off. Other than that. leave ez-up at home in hibrenation and just use shelter logic. Called a mostly bought shelter logic and a very partially bought ez-up. It just how your brain fits it in. Heee! Slowcowboy.


That's Cowboy Logic! :applause: :lol:

I was wondering about the 95/5 thing too, but that was a perfectly reasonable explanation!
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Postby Karl » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:17 am

To me, an EZ-up is indespensible. People complained when I would get dressed and undressed outside my teardrop so an EZ-up with solid wall panels (that zipper down the middle) probably kept me out of jail. :lol: And, as mentioned by others, the UV protection in the canopy makes sunny days less of a problem for someone like me who burns rather than tans.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:14 pm

:( My Canopies are both blue and I can't find blue sides or even white. I really don't want the brown that is out there now..........anyone know where I can get these. Seems my puter wants to show me the $100 ones...... :cry:
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Postby Kevin A » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:36 pm

Miriam,
I found my blue wall kit at Walmart.
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Postby eamarquardt » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:08 pm

slowcowboy wrote:Its easy Gus, buy 95 % shelter logic and 5% ez- up. All you do is since I have the shelter logic already and the oasis maker set up built. Is just wast the money and buy a ez-up on some place like ebay or where you can get it discounted. than use the shelter logic for 95 % of the time and leave old ez-up stored in hibernation till You really want more than break it out and use it for the 5 % of the time. when you really need to camp with all your freinds and neighbors. or its more than you and a buddy. Or you read the forecast and its a reallly good chance of rain and you don't want to put the trip off. Other than that. leave ez-up at home in hibrenation and just use shelter logic. Called a mostly bought shelter logic and a very partially bought ez-up. It just how your brain fits it in. Heee! Slowcowboy.


I guess I'm not "cowboy" enough (although my father was born and raised on an Indian reservation in Montana) to follow the above logic! If it works for you, I'm happy! Different strokes for different folks!

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Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:44 am

When we attended our first TearJerker gathering there were two tears that we did not see until the day we packed up to go. They were so swathed in Easy Up oid's most of the other tears had shelters of one sort or another that basically covered them. We had a new Swiss Gear screen tent that I put up for the first and last time. We ended up buying a Kelty Car Tarp which had four poles went up easy and did not take up much room. Worked Great!

The only problem was attachment which was less that satisfactory. The new MM has awning/keder rails on three sides and we now have the first prototype awning from Paha qua (see album) which will eventually get no-see-um netting and side curtains.

Why the EasyUp'oids, my bet, inherent in the traditional design is that water will tend to flow back and down past/around/into the galley.
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Postby bobhenry » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:22 am

We left our galley open during a worm drownding rainstorm , with our 1st up sheltering the cook , without a drop of water in the galley.

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What you don't see in this picture is 3 layers of waterproofing.

A tyvec wrap was applied under the roof material then a 6" band of ice dam tape was applied over the lexan. Then the final rubber covering
( rubbermaid shelf liner ) . The bulge is a piece of 1/2" pvc slipped in to form a curb to direct the water to the dog ears and form a drip off point for the water.

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Postby Mukilteo » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:36 pm

A while back I bought a Coleman Event 15 & 3 side walls. I have only used it once bushwackin in sagebrush country north of Moses Lake, WA. It was a bear to put up by myself, but was worth it. It do get a bit hot over there.
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