Lil' Bug Out Shelter Base & Vestibule

$335.00
SKU:
lbob3p
Activities:
Ultralight Backpacking
Height:
Kneeling
Weight:
0-2 lbs
Occupancy:
2
Occupancy With Stove:
1
Nest or Liner Available:
Two Person Nest
lbob3p:
8 weeks
LT-LBO Base & Vestibule, Brown, No Stove Jack:
8 weeks
LT-LBO Base & Vestibule, Brown, With Stove Jack:
8 weeks
LT-Adjustable Carbon Pole for LBO & Silvertip:
8 weeks
LT-Factory Seam Sealing:
1 week

The Lil' Bug Out is a modular shelter that adapts to your needs.  The Base is a standalone three sided tarp, two Bases together form a pyramid shelter, a Base & Vestibule makes a bomber solo or two person shelter, a Base Tarp Vestibule is great for two plus a stove, while the Base Tarp Base sleeps four comfortably with a wood stove between.  Rugged #8 zippers connect components securely.  

This shelter truly does cover every need from solo summer backpacking to winter adventuring.

Handmade in Grand Junction, CO.

FEATURES:

  • Modular design with zippered connections
  • Ultra HD Tent Fabric
  • Sod Skirt
  • SO Stake Loops
  • Stove Jack With Rain Flap (Optional)
  • Peak Vent

 Components:

 Combinations:

Stovejack Locations:

  • Double Base - jack in one of the bases
  • Base & Vestibule - jack in center panel of vestibule
  • Base Tarp Vestibule - jack in center panel of vestibule
  • Base Tarp Base - jack in center of tarp (can be in one base, limiting occupancy)

Specifications:

  • Base:
    • Weight - 16 oz
    • Height - 64"
    • Width - 98"
    • Length - 56" (center pullout adds 10")
  • Base & Vestibule:
    • Weight - 27 oz
    • Height - 64"
    • Width - 98"
    • Length - 115"  (center pullout adds 10")
  • Double Base
    • Weight - 32 oz
    • Height - 64"
    • Width - 98"
    • Length - 112"  (center pullouts add 20")
  • Base Tarp Vestibule
    • Weight - 43 oz
    • Height - 64"
    • Width - 98"
    • Length - 170" (center pullout adds 10")
  • Base Tarp Base
    • Weight - 48 oz
    • Height - 64"
    • Width - 98"
    • Length - 170" (center pullouts add 20"

 SIZE GUIDE:

  • Base
    • Without Stove - Solo to two (who like each other)
  • Base & Vestibule
    • Without Stove - 2
    • With Stove - 1+ (One is optimal, can do two with stove if careful and with some gear shuffling)
  • Double Base
    • Without Stove - 3-4
    • With Stove - 2
  • Base Tarp Vestibule
    • Without Stove - 3-4
    • With Stove - 2
  • Base Tarp Base
    • Without Stove - 6
    • With Stove - 4

 COMES WITH:

  • Shelter canopy
  • Stakes
  • Enough seam sealer to seal the shelter

Instructions:

  • Base takes a pole 64" long
  • Base Tarp Vestibule needs two poles, one 64" and one 61"

Pitching:

  • Start with vestibule zipped into base and both doors zipped closed.
  • Pull back corners of base out taut and stake.  
  • Take center of vestibule and stretch the shelter out.  You'll end up with a triangle shape, make sure both sides are even.  This gives you a centerline to square the shape up.
  • Pull front two corners of the base out taut, making sure the base is in a rectangle shape.
  • Pull the loops for vestibule out taut and stake (need 2 staked at this point, not all of them).
  • Insert pole and adjust any stake positions as needed.
  • Pull the "tail" loop out taut and stake.

SEAM SEALING:  

For best results we recommend seam-sealing your tent.  You can do it at home or have us do it for you (adds up to one week)(if we seal the shelter it will be shipped without extra tubes of sealant):

Seam Sealing Service

  • The LBO includes seam sealer, enough to seal the entire shelter.  
  • Pitch normally and seal the outside seams.
  • The easy way to seal is to run a thin bead of sealant along the seam, then press it in with a finger, wiping the excess on a paper towel.
  • Alternatively, you can use an acid brush from a hardware store to spread the sealant.

 TOP ACCESSORIES:

 STOVE RECOMMENDATIONS:

Fabric Details: 

We use Cordura spec Ultralight silicone impregnated 30 Denier ripstop nylon with a Hydrostatic Head rating of 3000 MM. Strong and Light, this is a high performance fabric.  

INTRO TO HOT TENTS:

The most common questions we get about hot tents are:

  • How do you not burn the tent down?  
    • The stove jack is a high temp fiberglass material rated to several thousand degrees.  The tent material never touches the hot pipe.  You can get pinholes from floating embers, but a small dab of silicone seals the pinhole and doesn't hurt the shelter.
  • How does a floorless shelter work in wet weather?
    • Really darn well.  Don't pitch in a depression obviously, but the ground inside dries out quickly, and it's super convenient to just walk in with muddy shoes (or dogs) and not worry about getting your floor dirty.
  • What about condensation?
  • What about carbon monoxide?
    • It's truly not a concern.  We include a peak vent, plus the shelter will draw air through the zipper and under the sod skirt.  If you're still concerned, leave a door unzipped 8" or so at the bottom to

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Defects in manufacturing and material for the practical lifetime of the product. Damage due to wear and tear or misuse will be repaired for a reasonable charge.

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