How to make Eskimo QuickFish tent lightproof
This is my advise how to make the tent lightproof. At European Collodion Weekend I saw Kal Khogali and his tent. It was pitch dark. I mean Kal is dark, but his tent is even more :-) Since I lost quite some time in figuring out why my plates are foggy I decided to save you some time and make a tutorial video about it. I received a tip by Alex Timmermans how to seal door more easily. I quote him:
For the light leaks at the door, just buy some light proof fabric. On one side stich some metal plates, throw it on front of the door (outside) and use some magnets on the inside. Now you have very easy to remove lightproof door cover.
I’ve made that video after fixing my tent, so this is a bonus lesson. Tent has
two three weaknesses in design. First one is that canvas is getting light leaking holes with usage, second weakness is where the rod touches the floor, I had a puncture on that canvas and had to reinforce it, third is where canvas touches joint in the middle of every wall. As you can see canvas didn’t hold the pressure from the joint and the joint lost the grip with the canvass. I reinforced that easily. Just check images.