Friday, July 1, 2022

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont (my gear) X-MID 2 tent

July 2022

Time to make: 2 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Bill Macfarlane


Five days before we leave and my equipment slide for today is the treking pole tent I'll be in, the X-Mid 2 from Dan Durston. One of the best parts of this tent is you set up the outside shell first which is great if it is raining. The footprint is put down next which in my case was made from a sheet of Tyvek which I put through a soften process. The main part of the tent is then set up inside the shell. Best of all, the tent is only 2.5 pounds!

Carved from a piece of maple, the hardest part of carving this slide was trying to get the angles correct of the tent. I painted it with hobby paints and sealed it with a couple coats of poly.

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