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  Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-15-14 2:48 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jan-15-14 3:15 PM EST --

Check out Cooke Custom Sewing. They don't call it a Baker tent, but a "Lean Plus" (the "Plus" differentiates it from a lean shelter that's not an enclosed tent and has no bug screen). I have the one-person model, which is big enough for two. It is very light, but that's because there's no floor (a non-attached floor is optional, or you can use a cheap tarp for that) and no fly. Still, in spite of being so light, the one-person model has about double the area of a standard two-person tent, with much of that space being under the low end of the roof, which is an ideal gear-storage area.

The instructions on the website show how to set it up among trees with nothing but rope, but you can buy poles (also from CCS) to support the front end, or the awning too if you wish.

Another name for this style of tent is campfire tent, but be aware that sparks from your fire won't just harmlessly settle on or bounce off modern fabric as was the case with the old cotton tents, so having a fire right in front of the door as was traditionally done in the old days isn't such a good idea.

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