Re: Tent & sleeping bag HELP!
Years ago I bought a Cabela's XPG 3-season model, I finally used it this season after several years of just having it. It poured like crazy on the Beaverkill and I stayed dry all night. Two shock-corded aluminum poles made for fast, reliable setup. I think they also have an XPG 4-season model too that is reasonably priced. Also Cabelas has an Alaskan Guide Model series that you might want to look into. No matter what a ground cloth is essential. Some guys even use two- one for inside on the tent floor, and one for outside on the ground.
For a sleeping bag, I have LL Bean Mt. Katahdin model rated to -20F and this bag is incredibly warm and was very reasonably priced as well.
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