Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ellensburg, Wa, Washington, USA
Long term tent camper, me....... and I've got a few suggestions:
First, carry the biggest tent you can. Small size and compactness is attractive, until being inside "small and compact" during a three day rainstorm. If at all possible, I'd suggest a four-person tent for two, and a two-person tent for one. My opinion only, of course......
Eureka Timberlines, 2-person or 4-person, $160, Campmor
R.E.I. Half-Dome, 2-person, $160, R.E.I.
A medium priced backpacking tent is sufficient; 4-season tents or mountaineering tents are overkill.... unless you are trying to get your Goldwing up the Northeast Ridge of Mt. Everest......
(Eureka Timberline 4, alonside the Clearwater River, Idaho)
First name: Mel (Red\'s: Sandy)
"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to." (Bilbo Baggins)