Tents & Tarps
A good tent or tarp may not require taking out a loan or paying a monthly mortgage, but when you are on trail, it is just as much your home as a house you would purchase. You wouldn't buy a house in neighborhood you hated with features that were all wrong for you, would you? Of course not! In the same way, it is important to find a tent or tarp that fits your hiking style and the way you want to live while on trail. Some folks are okay with cutting as much weight as they can and going with a minimal shelter that will merely keep them afloat every once in a while. Others want a dwelling they can count on for comfort and security
each and every day. Whatever your preferences, choose accordingly!