A Buyers Guide to Tents
Few things are more crucial for camping then a good tent. I've had more
than a few camping excursions - both in the backcountry and right by the
car - ruined due to bad tents. Having a car camping trip ruined by a bad
tent isn't a huge deal since the car is right there to "bail you out" in
the event worse comes to worse.
However, as soon as you
step into the backcountry, a tent becomes the second most important piece
of equipment you have (behind the sleeping
Since camping is so popular in Montana, I decided to throw together
this guide about tents. Hopefully it will help you narrow down your choices
in tents and help you decide what to get.
The Different Type of Tents
There are a multitude of differing types of tents available. Yet, at
the end of the day, most tent types can be broken down into these five
Four Season Tents :
Tents designed for use in extreme weather and during the winter
months. Expensive but money well spent if you plan on camping out
in true winter weather at altitude.
more about Four Season Tents
Backpacking Tents :
Spending the night in the backcountry? If so, you'll need a backpacking
tent. Lightweight and packable, backpacking tents are perfect for
more about Backpacking Tents
Outfitter Tents :
Not for the backpacker or even for routine weekend camping, an outfitter tent is a heavy duty wilderness tent designed for long stays in the backcountry.
more about Outfitter Tents
These are some articles you may wish to read to learn more about tents.
How to Select a Backpacking Tent - What features to look for when shopping
around for these types of tents.
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