posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by Ramadhiman
gutters form at the bottom seams, allowing the rain to flow to the water bottles, that are screwed into the receivers at each corners.
Yep, I saw that, but watch the video again, there is a TON of water just running off the sides of the tarp. A simple channel could prevent it, but
somehow isn't in the design. Also, I'd make it to where a standard drinking water bottle could screw on as a receiver.
The basic idea is sound, but not really necessary. If it rained, there'd be plenty of water on the tent itself, to keep you alive. For that matter,
even without rain, tents collect dew like crazy. Even if you had to lick the tent, you could survive. Neat gimmick, but less than perfect execution.
if you are a Bug-Out type, and wanna move quick and light, it an option to consider even if you just make use of the idea
I can't imagine this would be much smaller than a well-packed dome tent though. And it really is far superior. If you've ever been in a storm in one,
you'd appreciate just how secure a shelter it is. Sure, it may blow around the sides like crazy, but it kept me warm and dry, while my friends in
their collapsed metal tent slept in the cars. (Granted, I could have slept in my car as well, but I didn't camp out for that).
edit on 26-6-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)