"To paint the picture of how grateful I am God led us to purchase your tent. My wife comes to me in early spring. "Girls are growing up fast, we need to find more time together before they get to big". After deliberation we decide that camping would be the excursion, and a tent would provide the shelter. I was cinched when I happened across a video of some fellows in North Dakota/Montana or something of the like while out hunting. The individual taking the video was lovingly-berating his buddy who had the sole tent remaining in their winter expedition after high winds. A Kodiak Canvas Flex Bow.
On to our story, it’s now father’s day weekend Friday, June 16th at the Fremont State Lakes. This would be the first time camping with our family. Already off to a late start we arrive at 5ish. I grew up camping, but as a Dad, turns out there is a lot more work. My favorite oldest daughter was a great helper. From handing me stakes, to locating the hammer, and building on her curiosity as the tent begins to take its shape. I had ‘seasoned’ the Flex-Bow VX 2 weeks prior, it was then I was thankful not only for the experience in set up, but the waterproofing it had as I am fairly certain that I didn't even have time to take the top off of a 'refreshing drink' to admire the view when the sky opened up. Girls got back from the 47th bathroom trip (we've only been there 2 hours mind you!), and quickly took shelter. Reports clocked wind speeds in excess of 80 mph. An employee at the Fremont State Lakes in Nebraska said there were 88 tents registered for that day....ONE remained standing! Although rattling and shaking, the tent held…when it all cleared, you’d swear that nothing even happened to our little tent that could. Nothing was bent, ripped, or damaged. High winds, pelting rain….the tent was flawless. My brother-n-law commented that he’d bet $20 I bought the tree proof tent! And there you have it…you see the pictures as proof. Thank you for putting quality in your work."
-Christopher H. (Fremont, NE) June 2017