Our camping lists usually menCamping tenttion tents. We’ve used lean-tos, but usually we rely on a tent of some sort for shelter and privacy. The price of tents has drastically reduced in recent years. This may be due to stiff competition from foreign manufacturers, new fabrics and designs, or just over production.  Whatever the reason, I like the result. Again, as in previous posts, we’ll leave backpacking shelters to the specialized sites.  Remarkable claims are heard today of ultralight trail tents or under 5 pounds for a 2-person enclosure with rain fly.  The price changes don’t seem to have found this market yet.  These wonders of manufacturing and design can easily go over $300.

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