I take mine even as a one person tent. I don't mind…
12 August 2009
Excerpt: I take mine even as a one person tent. I don't mind the weight as it's not much more than a lightweight tomb anyhow. The advantage is I can put my sleeping area out, have a cooking area and also get all my kit out and sorted. It's massive! Even with 2 adults, kit and sleeping area there's still enough room!
I wanted a Kiva because I thought the design would…
1 January 2007
Excerpt: I wanted a Kiva because I thought the design would be good for my region and activities (Canadian Arctic-tundra) just got it and tried it in a storm (near home) just to see if it would hold up to some of our regular winter weather. I used rocks to hold it down and the 5 tie downs with a moderate amount of dry shovel packed snow around the base.
I use this tent whenever there is more than two of…
5 July 2006
Excerpt: I use this tent whenever there is more than two of us going backpacking, whatever the weather. You just can't beat the shelter capacity for the weight ... not even with bivvies or with ultralight tarp tents. Divide 6 lbs between four people and it's simply the lightest, toughest shelter you can get. I use mine with the footprint and I sewed 10 inches of mosquito mesh around the edge to keep out the bugs.
On our last trek to Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico)…
12 March 2006
Excerpt: On our last trek to Philmont Scout Ranch (New Mexico) we elected to take four Kivas as our primary shelters. e spent 11 days and nights in the Rocky Mountains, camping at altitudes up to 11,000 feet. We encountered heavy rains, strong winds, a few mild nights and three bears. Most of the crew consisted of 15-16-year-old Scouts with limited backpacking experience. The Kivas worked very well for us. Better suited to three people with gear than the four advertised.