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More tent questions
While we're on the topic, I've a question of my own. I've never owned my
own tent, I've just basically mooched off of friends :-) but I think it's
high time I made the investment. One thing I've been wondering about is
free-standing vs. non. Just how important is that feature in the grand
scheme of things? Is it just a matter of ease of use in putting up? Or are
there other considerations like perhaps a particular tent site not having
very many good places to place your stakes? (Is that possible or likely?)
In particular, I'm shopping with an eye towards buying a tent for my AT
hike, scheduled to go off in a few years. I was considering a Stephensons
but 1) they're not freestanding and 2) I don't know where I could go and see
one and I'm a little hesitant buying my first from a brochure (even if it is
a *very* unusual brochure...). And about their single-wall construction,
does that pose any problems? Condensation?
Thanks in advance for any help!