Access is the number one element for public land success. As any hunting guide will tell you, the farther you are away from roads and easily followed trails, the better the hunting becomes. We’ve all seen videos of Western hunts on horseback and the abundance of gear needed for a week or more’s intrusion into the wilderness. A large tent, cots, cooking utensils, and enough grub for the gang can be intimidating.
Fortunately, that’s not necessary for small hunting parties poised to take advantage of the rut or opening day in a honey hole others can’t reach. With today’s freeze dried foods, light and compact cooking stoves, and quality hunting clothing, all you need is a “roof” over your head and the West Wind is the perfect choice.
Beat the Clutter
Neatness is a positive when camping. A tent designed for six or eight people can quickly seem cramped as each person brings his/her gear inside. Whether bows, rifles, or backpacks, all that stuff quickly gets in the way and can be a source of contention. The West Wind was designed with this exact scenario in mind and features a covered vestibule that will keep your gear out of each other’s face, within easy reach, and most importantly dry.
The vestibule shines in the worst weather and is the ideal location for muddy boots, wet backpacks, or larger objects like crossbows. Organize your gear, stash it in the vestibule before turning in, and your day begins efficiently after a solid sleep where you can fully extend and not wrestle with gear in the dark. This may seem like a small element, yet stashing gear in the vestibule is like putting it in your car’s trunk where it’s quickly available and out of the way.
Like the fairytale about the three bears, the West Wind 4-person dome tent is “just right” for a multitude of hunting adventures. Hunting with your spouse or a couple of friends, this tent is light and portable enough to go anywhere. It is designed for quick set-up using color coded clips and shock corded fiberglass poles. It has four internal storage pockets and a gear loft to keep important things handy as well as a rain fly for double moisture protection. Designed as a three-season tent, the 6-person model will accommodate a six-foot tall person to fully stand, making dressing and undressing much easier. The West Wing Dome is supported by a free-standing five-pole design for superior stability against rain and wind. The door, window and vents have No-See-Um mesh screening that keeps out even the smallest pests while allowing cooling airflow on hot summer nights. A compact carry bag Includes attached guy lines and stakes.
Two Tents in One
A quality hunting tent must provide protection from foul weather, yet sometimes hot days and warm nights are a constant. If you are in particularly buggy terrain or you know the forecast is for clear weather, the inner shell of the West Wind creates a fortress against biting insects while allowing for maximum airflow. You probably won’t be hunting at the beach, but you and your family can certainly enjoy the sun, shade, and maximum air flow of the West Wind. Available in 4, 6, and 8-person size, this versatile has the storage and size to maximize your hunting skills. www.cabelas.com