I have to say I have had both Panther's and TentSmith. Both can be expensive. But if I had the cash and the choice I would go with TentSmith. It's my personal choice.
Both companies offer the "same" types of tents but the contruction it totally differnt. My Panthers blew down in a small wind storm and my TentSmith has withstood everything thrown at it so far.
Just one dry women's opinion,
> From: "Carol O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 2004/12/02 Thu PM 07:48:51 GMT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CALONTIR] Newbie tents
> For a (sorta high) price, Panther Primitives sells a complete set-up package
> for their tents. It includes all necessary poles, ropes, and stakes--all the
> right size and nicely finished, right out of the box. It's not for everyone,
> but for those with more money than time, it's a great way to go.
> > Ahhhhh good information!!!!
> > **Note to self**.....learn how to use a saw!!!!! :-D
> > Tanwen
> > Robert Stewart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > That is because it costs alot to ship them, and most reanactors do not mind
> > making them. I do tents, and will make the poles, but it does cost to ship
> > like I said. And alot of times the poles go over what the specs are for
> > shipping, or into the outrageous pricing areas.
> > Ld. Skerri