I have the Clam Expedition. Worked just fine for warming up, keeping the wind out of my skin, and cozy while fishing on the lake last year.The Problem:
With my portable heater inside it - and no flooring - it'd warm it up, and create condensation all up in the tent. Even with the vents open, door cracked - it'd condensate on the poles, on the roof. Start raining on me. When I left, it'd freeze into frost all on the walls and roof and make for even more fun the next time I went in and that frost melted and rained and dripped on everything.The Solution / Question:
I suspect that if I were to get a floor for the pop-up tent/shelter, it'd help reduce a lot of the Thermal
melt (the snow and ice i set it on, melting/evaporating). I went to Clam's website, and while their pop-ups say they sell floors as an accessory, I can't find them. Not even a little.
I got to thinking that maybe I could *make* a floor for this. Some PVC for runners, light plywood for a floor, or maybe just simply a tarp of some kind with holes cut for the ice holes. I'm not really sure.
So that's why I'm posting - for ideas. I'd really like to put a floor underneath my shelter (I don't move around much at all during the year, it stays put) - and I'd like to get some sort of flooring going to help trap the heat, keep the heat from melting the snow/ice underfoot and creating a wintry rain forest inside my popup. I've thought about tarp, plywood, etc - and I would want to take into consideration something that would be easy to remove, in case it froze in (put it on wood blocks/runners?)
Bulk/unweildness isn't that big of an issue. I live right on the lake I fish, right on the shoreline. It's literally dragging it out of my backyard to the ice and to the spot it'll stay most of the year.
Heck - I even thought about buying one of those plastic sheds at FleetFarm and dragging it out there. :-) So.....ideas? Help? Pointers to websites that actually DO sell floors?