Tent platforms on the overland track

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Tent platforms on the overland track

Postby Demard » Wed 27 Sep, 2017 8:17 pm

Im looking at buying a geertop tent that uses walking poles to hold it up along with guy ropes. I was wondering if anyone has used or seen this type of tent on the overland track tent platforms and if there's any issue with the poles holding in place
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Re: Tent platforms on the overland track

Postby Strider » Wed 27 Sep, 2017 10:26 pm

Pitchibg non-freestanding shelters is more fiddly on platforms, but certainly possible. Go to Bunnings and get a packet of cup hooks to attach your guylines to the platforms.

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Re: Tent platforms on the overland track

Postby Genesis » Thu 28 Sep, 2017 7:26 am

I have also found ocky straps are extremely helpful for setting up my non freestanding tent on platforms.
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Re: Tent platforms on the overland track

Postby idc1970 » Thu 19 Oct, 2017 2:14 am

I did the Overland Track in March this year in a Tarptent Notch. I can confidently say you won’t have a problem. Parks have gone through and updated all the fixing points on the platforms with chains and hooks. Fully adjustable and the majority of the old style clips and cables are still there along with nails in the sides of the boards. You won’t have any issues, enjoy!


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Re: Tent platforms on the overland track

Postby South_Aussie_Hiker » Sun 22 Oct, 2017 9:54 pm

Strider is on the money.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/tic-19mm-zi ... k_p3930140

Easy and lightweight way to setup a tarptent on a timber platform. Have used these myself many times on the OLT.
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