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Pop-up tent as portable hide


Sharing with those of you interested in wildlife/bird photography.

Pop-up tents can be used with great success as portable hides. They take less than a minute to deploy, weight is low, and cost is low.

To turn them into a photo hide the only thing you need to do is cut holes at desired height, then glue or sew velcro to keep non-used holes closed and avoiding flies and bugs entering the tent. One hole at about 30cm above floor for low perspecive shots and one at about 80 cm for taking photos while seated. You could also cut out holes pointing at different directions.

Samples what this enables, coming really close to the subjects.

These pop-up tents come in various sizes colors. Here is the one that I have been using.

LengthxWidthxHeight is 220x120x95cm which is just about right. Enough space for storing your gear and provide comfort, while still compact enough to be deployed virtually anywhere. Thanks to the floor bugs will not annoy you and you will avoid getting dirt or sand into your photo gear.

Hope you find this useful.

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