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By Woodchuck ATC
Sep 18, 2013
Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Ryan Kempf wrote:
My cat will crush your project!


and outclimb any dog I presume too. Nice pic!

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By Alex Washburne
Sep 18, 2013
I eat crack for breakfast.
I've probably backpacked a good 500 miles with my dog (a 60lb husky) and I've slept with him in the tent every time we've gone camping at the Gunks for the past 3 years and I've never had a single tear in the floor of the tent. My dog is a very delicate walker, though, and doesn't try to dig - if you've got a rowdy dog who likes to dig, then you'll probably want to regulate 'er so she doesn't rip the floor, but I'd still bring the pooch inside because I just freaking LOVE dogs. She's gotta learn her tent etiquette somehow.

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By Mark Pilate
Sep 18, 2013
Ryan - I'm surprised. Doesn't your cat know that a shoulder harness should only be worn in conjunction with a seat harness??

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By s.price
From PS,CO
Sep 18, 2013
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
Always welcome. When time allows I like to get in 3-4 day solo trips with my dog Ringo. On these I usually just bring a bivy sack. Ringo carries his own 3'x5' tarp which I set up with trekking poles. He also carries a picnic blanket 3'x4' which is nylon on one side and fleece on the other. If I'm carrying a tent I never pass on a furry heater.

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By Greg D
From Here
Sep 19, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
Loved my dogs. Loved them in the tent. Never any holes in the floor. Throw a tarp down if you are concerned.

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By The Stoned Master
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From Pennsylvania
Sep 19, 2013
Day Lily.
thanks for sharing your experiences. Youve all been helpful. Thank you.

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By Doug Meneke
Sep 19, 2013
I let all bitches into the tent (while I'm in there). My dog, too. When I go out (to do whatever), the dog comes with me.

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By pooler
From Albany, NY
Sep 19, 2013
I'm pretty sure Keene is too far north for ticks to be a problem, but don't hold me to that. As for your dog in the tent go for it you will find out quick if it will work. The biggest problem I found with my dog was he had a hard time with the mesh door. He couldn't get the idea it was a door because he could see out of it, but he figured it out after a few times.

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By Dylan B.
Sep 19, 2013
Orgasm Direct, Devil's Lake, 5.11a  c. 2008
pooler wrote:
I'm pretty sure Keene is too far north for ticks to be a problem, but don't hold me to that. As for your dog in the tent go for it you will find out quick if it will work. The biggest problem I found with my dog was he had a hard time with the mesh door. He couldn't get the idea it was a door because he could see out of it, but he figured it out after a few times.


Keene Valley is definitely not to far north for ticks. Maybe at the high altitudes you'd be in the clear, but down in the valley near the Ausable River there are plenty of deer ticks.

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By Aric Datesman
Sep 19, 2013
Probably a good idea to spend some time acclimating her to the tent before heading out. Much easier to teach proper tent behavior in small doses in a familiar environment rather than expecting it to have them figure it out while camping. Worked great for both my dog and my daughter.

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By wivanoff
Sep 19, 2013
High Exposure
The Stoned Master wrote:
I have a Siberian Husky


I'm curious where sled dogs sleep when out on overnight sled trips.

Why not bring a doggie-size closed cell pad for her and let her decide? If the weather turns to pig poop, by all means bring her inside. If no rain or snow, she may prefer to be outdoors.

I'd guess her nails might cause some damage to the tent floor. Maybe bring a sheet of Tyvak for inside? It wouldn't weigh much.

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By Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Sep 19, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. White...
Mark Pilate wrote:
Ryan - I'm surprised. Doesn't your cat know that a shoulder harness should only be worn in conjunction with a seat harness??


Cats are used to being carried by the scruff of their neck, so the no "seat" harness is not a problem at all. We started with the 2 harness combo, but gave up on the lower harness when Calista Flockwhiskers took a whipper and shat all over my porch...

Just the chesty now.

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By The Stoned Master
Administrator
From Pennsylvania
Sep 19, 2013
Day Lily.
Aric, good idea with the training/familiarity idea at a place shes comfortable. Makes sense now, but i hadnt thought of that (these forums are a badass learning tool).

Wivanoff - good idea with the closed cell pad. I like knowing options (also why i love these forums).

Ryan - great name for your cat.


alot of dog lovers. Just showing you who this thread revolved around.
Annapurna
Annapurna

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By CJC
Sep 19, 2013
Hank those two pics cracked me the fuck up.

We'll done sir.

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