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, "Herb" <hstroh@...> wrote:
> If you can set up the fast fly and then build underneath the constructed fly that would be pretty cool. Again, worthy of some practice at home so you are not doing it for the first time on the trail.
Setting up the main tent body beneath the constructed fly seems to work well for me. The poles can be inserted into the tent body grommets while sitting inside the fast fly configuration by sequentially removing each of the four pole ends from the footprint grommets, inserting the pole into the tent body grommet and back into the footprint grommet. The clips for the tent body to the poles are easy to fasten on the side where the fly opens but accessing the other side requires exiting the tent. But that's ok since the tent body is already protected from rain at that point.
I'm hoping that my late August start on the JMT will avoid torrential rains but I may not be so lucky on the AT section hikes I'm planning for the spring so this could be a useful technique.