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I need to take my rig to a tent for one night or two. It will be running for at least six hours in the tent. Will something happen to it? I will be sleeping in the same tent. The tent has a polyethylene floor and a polyester roof, I have considered the possible ignition of the tent but I will not do anything intense on the rig during this time. I might put a wood board under it to keep it stable and might cover it with a sheet or something when I finish for the humidity. The tent is your standard dome camping tent.

Just dont ask why I'm doing this and dont tell me to get a laptop or worry about power problems, I have it all covered.
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As long as it doesn't rain, or become overly humid, I don't see how there could really be a problem? Just make sure to hook it up to a good surge protector, that way if something happens with a power cord outside, nothing happens to the computer inside
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Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post
I need to take my rig to a tent for one night or two. It will be running for at least six hours in the tent. Will something happen to it? I will be sleeping in the same tent. The tent has a polyethylene floor and a polyester roof, I have considered the possible ignition of the tent but I will not do anything intense on the rig during this time. I might put a wood board under it to keep it stable and might cover it with a sheet or something when I finish for the humidity. The tent is your standard dome camping tent.

Just dont ask why I'm doing this and dont tell me to get a laptop or worry about power problems, I have it all covered.
lol, I won't ask.

Honestly, just monitor your temps and you should be fine. I might even keep the side of the case open to try and help prevent any condensation from the humidity-- if stuff starts getting wet, that's obviously an issue.

All I can think of. Well, there's the possibility of a bear attacking it or something, too.
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Well it could collect a lot of condensation inside the tent over the night so you might wanna bag up the computer when your done with it. Also be sure to let it sit for a couple hours when you bring it home as it will more than likely collect condensation on it.
 
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Whats going on in the tent?

Depending on the environment a tent doesnt necessarily mean a dangerous situation for electronics. Humidity and precipitation may be factors and these arent issues that you could realistically address.

I cant see your pc igniting the tent or causing any sort of heat problems. Though if you are in a warm environment the tent will act as a heat trap.

Im sorry, but why in the world do you have a desktop in a tent?
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I would say it wouldn't be any worse than having a computer in a garage or small shack or something like that. Putting a piece of wood under it is a good idea.
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post #7 of 23
I dont see a problems with it as long as there is not alot of humidity or rain. Why in the heck would u bring ur desktop in a tent areu having atent party
Edited by Gabe3384 - 1/27/11 at 11:44am
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Id say put it in a ziplog bag and put some silica gel pacs in the bag.
Thats gonna be one huge ziplock bag.....
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Pack a decoy picnic basket so bears will take that, instead of pc.
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I would say it wouldn't be any worse than having a computer in a garage or small shack or something like that. Putting a piece of wood under it is a good idea.
Ya a peice of wood, doesnt have to be thick. just somthing to keep it elevated, also i know it specifically says do not ask, but since our "great" president repealed dont ask dont tell, i gotta ask. Why the hell is your comp going in a tent? Are you camping with ur girl and wanna get freeky with ta pr0ns in a tent?

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Pack a decoy picnic basket so bears will take that, instead of pc.
Will not work, yogi bear is smarter than the average bear.
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