Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent
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Here's a tip about stingrays: if you fear getting slapped or impaled by one while walking across the ocean floor, shuffle along the sand instead of taking normal steps. Rays like to lay low, and your disturbance of the environment around them will scare them off before they inflict pain immeasurable upon you.
As for this Stingray tent from Tentsile, I think it's supposed to look like a stingray. Except instead of concerning yourself with keeping away from its stinger, the tent, optionally pitched suspended hammock-style above the ground, will concern itself with keeping you away from the figurative stinger of wet, muddy ground. And also the literal stingers of crawly insects, rodents, and snakes. I hate snakes!
The Tentsile Stingray accommodates up to 3 tree-loving people with its triple hammock interior. Tent access is via a floor hatch in the center or, if you decide to set up camp on the ground, a large front door. It has a removable fly sheet for warmth and further weather protection, plus a full insect mesh roof for ventilation and views. I would like my view out the window right now to include the green pastures and mountains in that photo. Instead all I see is the overgrown lawn I was supposed to mow 3 days ago and my neighbor's dog humping one of my mama's cherub garden statues.
Tentsile's Stingray measures 13' x 13' x 13' x 3-1/2' high and has 80 square feet of floor area. Tear-resistant insect mesh comprises its roof along with a 190T PU-coated waterproof polyester flysheet. The tent floor is 240D inclined joint nylon-polyester composite fabric reinforced with 20+ meters of seatbelt.