Protection from weather and bugs. A comfortable place to tell stories or watch the stars. A shelter to get some rest before morning. Most backpackers prefer a tent while backpacking. Explore what kinds of tent are appropriate for your size and environment. You don't want to be stuck in a snow storm in a 3-season tent that is too short for you...
When choosing your backcountry home, you need to weigh the relative importance of size, weight, features and durability. Since these answers vary by the individual, it's a good idea to do research to find which type of tent or shelter is right for you? Your choices boil down to finding the right balance of weight versus comfort and convenience for your tastes [...] Read more
If the coating on your tent fly or floor starts to crack and peel, you just may be able to fix it for a few bucks (as opposed to forking over a couple of hundred for a new tent). First, you'll need to clean the tent and remove any residual coating. Normally, putting your tent into the washing machine is a huge no-no [...] Read more
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