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How Do I Find the Right Tent?

How Do I Find the Right Tent?

We love ultralight, durable mountaineering tents, but most camping trips don’t require such high-end (and high-priced) shelters. Even as an avid backpacker and outdoorsman, I spend most of my time car camping, using my truck as a base camp to launch other adventures. For that, I want a comfortable, roomy, water-resistant model—not one that weighs less than two pounds or can stand up to 70 mph winds. Here are the seven basic rules to remember as you shop for your first car-camping tent.


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