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Re: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Hilleberg Akto Featherlight Solo Tent Field Report

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  • Michael Wheiler
    Thanks for the quick edit Coy. I m headed to a two day wilderness first aid course at Idaho State University starting tomorrow. I ll try to get the edits
    Message 1 of 6 , May 29, 2003
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      Thanks for the quick edit Coy. I'm headed to a two day wilderness first aid
      course at Idaho State University starting tomorrow. I'll try to get the
      edits done and upload the report on Sunday.

      Thanks again.

      Mike


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Coy" <cstarnes@...>
      To: <BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 12:01 PM
      Subject: [BackpackGearTest] Re: Hilleberg Akto Featherlight Solo Tent Field
      Report


      > Hi Mike
      >
      > Another great report. I see a trend developing here. This is a 1
      > person, one dog tent. LOL
      >
      > I took the liberty of peaking ahead at Bills report. I see all
      > three reports are similar but different in the treatment of Product
      > Information. I reread the SG. Best I can tell the Field Report and
      > LTR require Product Information (in a short seperate section).
      > Edits and comments marked ## Snide Remarks and nitpicks marked SR
      >
      > --- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Wheiler" <
      > >
      > > Mike
      > >
      > > HILLEBERG AKTO FEATHERLIGHT SOLO TENT FIELD REPORT
      > > By Michael Wheiler
      > > May 27, 2003
      > >
      > > Company:
      > >
      > > Hilleberg
      > > www.hilleberg.com
      > >
      > > Product:
      > >
      > > Akto Featherlight Solo Tent
      > > Green Exterior With Yellow Inner Tent
      >
      > ## this needs to all be under one section and expanded a bit.
      > Product Information
      > Manufacture:
      > Manufacture Date:
      > Manufacture URL: I like to include http://
      > Weight:
      > And you can add MSRP, Varified Weight, sizes (packed and or set up)
      > etc... if you want.
      >
      > > Field Report:
      > >
      > > Note: For manufacturer specifications and a detailed description
      > of the Akto, see
      > http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Shelters/Tents/Hilleberg%
      > 20Akto%20Tent/Mike%20Wheiler/Initial%20Report/
      >
      > ## try to make the address link to the word(s) Initial Report.
      > Looks better. I can help or someone on BGT Help can.
      > >
      > > Summary:
      >
      > ## This is what I would call a prelim. Summarry sounds like it would
      > be at the end. OK as is.
      >
      > > I slept comfortably even with my yellow lab as a companion in this
      > spacious solo tent.
      >
      > ## I think it needs comas around "even with my yellow lab as a
      > companion". not sure though.
      >
      >
      > During the night on both outings, the temperatures dipped below
      > freezing. I did notice a little moisture (condensation) in the
      > yellow inner tent above my face likely due to my breathing during
      > the night.
      >
      > ## Comma after face
      >
      > > Field Testing:
      > However, I will use our new digital camera to take some
      > photographs during the 50 miler which will be included in the long
      > term report.
      >
      > ## is miler a word? OK but consider 50 mile hike, which will...
      >
      > The Akto stowed inside pack without difficulty.
      >
      > ## add the or my pack
      >
      >
      > There was no wind. The temperature when we started hiking was 55
      > degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius)
      >
      > ## you could shorten this to read 35 F (2 C) Ok as is though. Same
      > thing elsewhere in report.
      >
      > but had dropped to 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) at bed
      > time.
      >
      > SR by bedtime
      >
      > I again rolled and packed the Akto into stuff sack easily.
      >
      > ## add the before stuff sack
      > >
      >
      > >
      > > Long Term Testing Strategy:
      > >
      > > I am planning to take the Akto during our 50 miler in June.
      >
      > ## same as before, "miler" is understood so probably OK
      >
      > As always, editing is not my speciality so anyone can look it over.
      >
      > Coy Boy
      >
      > PS Bill if you read this, I'll get to your report by tonight. I
      > hope. I've got to get a nap in and run to town at 4 PM so it will
      > be after that, at the earliest. Also my Backpacking trip has taken
      > a hit so I will probably just do an overnight here at home. Britt
      > cut her foot a few days back, Cody smashed his finger about an hour
      > ago and it's bleeding around the nail, and my other partner had to
      > cancel due to last minute change in plans. So I will be around
      > (some of the time) to bug you guys tomorrow and Sat. some of the
      > time.
      >
      >
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