Backpacking: Tent Systems

In this class, you will learn how to differentiate between a backpacking tent and a traditional camping tent, as well as information on industry standards regarding purchasing tents. We will also learn about different tent materials and the role they play on different types of backpacking trips and environments.

By the end of this class, you will know how to:

  • Understand the terminology of “person” size noted by tent makers
  • How to tell the difference between multiple tent types
  • How to distinguish between single and double wall tents and the pros and cons of each
  • How to minimize condensation in your tent and the significance of ground sheets
  • The process of “guying” out your tent when setting it up
  • Pros/Cons of  Freestanding vs Staked vs Hybrids

Who Should Attend?

  • People looking to purchase a backpacking tent
  • Backpackers wanting to understand condensation in different tent types
  • Backpackers wanting to increase their safety and comfort
  • People wanting to minimize water intrusions 
Two female friends in outdoor gear setting up a tent after a day hiking together in the woods"
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