Dear Campers: Would You TRUST This Floating Tent?

Looking for something truly different? Want to leave the land behind completely, and pitch a tent on the water itself? That's an option.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on October 14, 2017

Think you’ve already tried all the camping options out there?

You’ve slept in a Yurt, suspended your tent between some trees, even camped on top of your Jeep.

Looking for something truly different?

Want to leave the land behind completely, and pitch a tent on the water itself? That’s an option.

Does that idea sound awesome, or scary to you?

SmithFly has introduced their Shoal Tent; it’s exactly what it sounds like.

You’re looking at 8′ across edge to edge.

It’s completely inflatable… no poles, no hassle.

It’s got heavy-duty construction. (Which is important, since you’re on the water.)

‘The world is your waterbed’ they say.

When listing places you could ‘pitch’ the tent, they even said ‘or eddy in your favorite river’. We can think of a couple of ways that idea could go South in a hurry. Have you read anything by Mark Twain?

There is no part that sticks out beyond the cover… so that first step is a doozy.(That’s one hell of a cure for sleepwalking!) That would explain why there is a paddleboard featured with it in the photos.

Do you think it’s a great idea? Or a dumb gimmick?

And would you be able to sleep comfortably knowing the only thing between you and the water was an innertube?

Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa’s A Patriotic Badass.

Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa’s A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.

 

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