Our latest camping adventure in Taiwan was in Guoxing where we used a brand named Adisi, which is a Taiwanese home grown brand.
The tent structure remains attached to the quick-setup frame, so you don’t have to take it down.
These very clever joints fold and lock into place, making it very easy to set up the frame with the tent attached.
After the frame is set up, all that remains is to install the frame components for the foyer, and then put on the rain fly.
This is the tent and additional frame in the front for the foyer, awaiting the addition of the rain fly.
Notice the die-cast aluminum feet on the frame. The inner strap is the tent. The rain fly cleverly snaps into a connector on the outside of the foot. To be honest, after seeing this tent go up, I think this is the most intelligently designed tent I have ever seen.
The rain fly is also well designed. All zippers are covered with flaps that keep out the rain.
The rain fly has 10 little pockets like this, that contain tie-downs.
If you had high winds where you’re camping, these 10 tie-downs would hold the rain fly secure.
As you can see, the tie-downs are provided at 2 levels: at the top and mid points of the rain fly.
The foyer has 2 entrances, making it very convenient.
There are tie-downs for all the inside flaps too.
This is the 6-person sized tent and the foyer is very generous however they also offer a 8-person tent, which is even larger.
This the the rear of the tent, after setup. The red flap can be set up as an awning and there is also a rear entrance to the tent if you desire to use that too. Notice the air vents up at the top. This tent has plenty of ventilation and did not have a moisture build-up problem overnight.
This is the front of the tent with the foyer. Notice the stainless quad pod to the left.
One of the more interesting things I noticed at this campsite is the Norfolk Island Pine trees. Below, the tent set up at another location.
I’m not used to such high-density camping. But for Taiwanese, this is normal.
The above 2 shots are of the main avenue in the center, with campsites along each side.
Above and below, the Dahu Township, Miaoli.
As always, the food is fabulous.
Cold chicken (“oil chicken”).
Squid and vegetables.
In the evening, fires were lit and food cooked.
This shot shows the awning that we had to put up because of drizzling rain. It was too low for me to walk under and quite inconvenient for cooking with the Dutch oven.
All photos by MJ Klein.
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.