Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Testing the Kiva

I have thought about bringing two tents on the trip - a safe, dry and stable one for sleeping, and a light one, really fast to set up, to use as shelter during breaks, for storing gear at night and maybe for sleeping if the air in the other tent is too thick!

For the second tent I thought of the Mountain hardwear "Kiva". I did a test today - setting it up. I haven't set it up for a year or so, and it took me just 2 minutes from it was stuffed in its bag till it stood on the lawn outside my workshop! I think this is a good idea to use.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed very nice. It was even possible to pitch the Kiva over a kayak hatch (and much of the kayak) - thereby providing access to gear and supplies during a break.

    Packing the Kiva in a kayak indicated that a mesh bag might be very practical. Such a bag provides greater flexibility, thereby easing packing.