Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

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Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby realityguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:25 pm

NOT! :lol: :lol:

I had to head up north a couple towns and "order" more Eveedents for the bogus carpool ticket from the Washington State Patrol..Figured I better hit the thrift stores there while I was at it..SCORE! :DB: :DB: :DB: :DB: :DB: :DB: :DB:
I found my personal "Holy Grail"..the item I've dreamed of finding but assumed the chances of finding it were one in a million,especially since it's made in Camden,Maine at the opposite end of the US world from Seattle!
MOSS one man bivy tent..probably used only a couple times,if used more than once..very clean and the fabric doesn't stick and barely any polyurethane smell at all.Made in 1979(by the tag inside).
Unique design with a couple flaps over mesh on both sides,polyurethane pan floor and back end.Damage,the front has two tiny holes in the bug screen,the largest being a tear about 3/4"x1/16" and the other a round hole less than a 1/4"..other than that everything is in excellent condition.This only uses two anodized aluminum shockcorded poles,one full length along the top and one 1/2 bowed across the entry end.
This is a rare one..never have seen it before anywhere around here or on the net.I thought their "one man" tent was larger and a totally different shape.Inside is about 36" wide and about 8' overall..didn't really measure it.If you roll the fly up on both sides,you could stake it out with 3-4 stakes..otherwise I'd use 6 for the fly(3 on each side) and 6 for the tent(3 at each end).
Everything in the original stuff sack(along with the pole sack and stake sack)..weighs right on 3lbs.(2lbs 9oz without stuff sacks)

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Am I going to use it?...NO!It's an heirloom! :shock: ..But I will be taking dimensions and making a copy for use... :mrgreen:
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby zelph » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:15 pm

Am I going to use it?...NO!It's an heirloom!:lol:

:lol:


How tall is the front entrance?
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby realityguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:34 pm

I didn't measure it but probably only about 24-28"..maybe it's 42" across or so..???..I can't find any stats on it..but i think it's called the Moss Cricket(looks like one)..Got feelers out there to find out..
I didn't go in it..but the bigger cat made a mad dash and got in..I hoisted the back and kicked him out.. :evil:
I also picked up 5+ yards of yellow-gold(where the heck is all the yellow-gold coming from lately? :o ) polyurethane-coated- nylon(X 60"wide) for $2..hmm..my Goretex might be just the right size/color for the fly for one...black tulle for screen.. :roll: ..That would be cool colors for one..but not exactly "stealth"unless you're camping on the sun... :lol: .I picked up an old external frame "Camptrails" backpack also..only because it had another short thermarest inside...I figure I can use the "shoulder straps/hipbelt" portion for my own pack I'll be sewing up soon...maybe the strapping/clips also...another hmm...

My karma must feel it really owes me lately for that BS carpool ticket! :lol: It's been a good week!
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby Ridgerunner » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:48 pm

:roll: Super nice find Cuz!
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Postby realityguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:23 pm

Dan..38" across the front and 23" high inside...It would definitely suck getting in and out of the tent over mud.. :roll:
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby DarenN » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:05 pm

that is quite possibley the coolest tent i've ever seen! :mrgreen:
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Postby realityguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:16 pm

No Daren..this one is tame compared to the other Moss tents..go here--->

http://www.lazily.net/

(keep trying until it let's you in..busy site in Japan)..then go to his "shelter" file..You can see individual models of Moss tents(not this one!)..click on the pictures... :shock: (Hey..how come we don't have a "drool" smiley?) :lol:
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby zelph » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:28 pm

think it's called the Moss Cricket(


Only a cricket and your cat can crawl into it :D
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Postby realityguy » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:55 pm

dan ...pm.. ;)
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Re: Found my Holy Grail..I can quit shoppin' now!

Postby Ridgerunner » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:03 am

Wow, this cat has a collection. Not only does he have the bordeBomb but he has all three pot support setups.http://www.lazily.net/camp/stove/borde.html I am so envious!
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