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50 Piece Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Premium Tree Tarp Balloon 10 Heavy Duty
50 Piece Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Premium Tree Tarp Balloon 10 Heavy Duty
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Yellow
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USA MADE 10 YELLOW PLASTIC TENT STAKES WITH ROPE HOOK CHOICE OF 10 OR 85 PCS
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MSR Cyclone Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Camping Tent Stakes Red Pack of 4
MSR Cyclone Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Camping Tent Stakes Red Pack of 4
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16 Pk Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Metal Bounce House
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30 Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes New
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10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail Brand New
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MSR Mini Groundhog Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Tent Stakes Pack of 6
MSR Mini Groundhog Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Tent Stakes Pack of 6
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Garden Steel Tent Pegs Stakes Metal Hooks Outdoors Camping Supplies Lot
Garden Steel Tent Pegs Stakes Metal Hooks Outdoors Camping Supplies Lot
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New 10 Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
New 10 Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
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US Military Aluminum Metal Strong Sturdy Set of 24 12 Tent Stakes
US Military Aluminum Metal Strong Sturdy Set of 24 12 Tent Stakes
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10 Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes FREE Shipping USA Seller
10 Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes FREE Shipping USA Seller
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30 Ground Stakes 12 Galvanized Steel Kinked for Dog Deer Fence Tent and Canopy
30 Ground Stakes 12 Galvanized Steel Kinked for Dog Deer Fence Tent and Canopy
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10pcs Aluminum Alloy Tent Hook Peg Spike Camping Stake Nail Hiking Survival Tool
10pcs Aluminum Alloy Tent Hook Peg Spike Camping Stake Nail Hiking Survival Tool
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10 Pack Tent Stakes Galvanized Steel 10 1 2 Long 5 16 Thick Camping Tie Down
10 Pack Tent Stakes Galvanized Steel 10 1 2 Long 5 16 Thick Camping Tie Down
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WEANAS 10 Pack 9 in Tent Stakes with Phosphorescent Ring Reflective Pull Cords
WEANAS 10 Pack 9 in Tent Stakes with Phosphorescent Ring Reflective Pull Cords
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20 Pack Heavy Duty Steel Galvanized Rods Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Camping Canopie
20 Pack Heavy Duty Steel Galvanized Rods Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Camping Canopie
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Galvanized Non Rust Silver 875 Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor 30
Galvanized Non Rust Silver 875 Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor 30
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20 Pack Tent Stakes Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel
20 Pack Tent Stakes Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Black
10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Black
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16 GLOW IN THE DARK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
16 GLOW IN THE DARK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
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Pack 10 Heavy Duty Black Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail
Pack 10 Heavy Duty Black Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail
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30 Piece Metal Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Fence Tarp Camping Net
30 Piece Metal Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Fence Tarp Camping Net
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6 Vargo Titanium Tent Stake with Fluorscent Orange Head
6 Vargo Titanium Tent Stake with Fluorscent Orange Head
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10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail
10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail
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Metal Tent Peg Heavy Duty Pegs Stakes for Camping  Hiking Equipment
Metal Tent Peg Heavy Duty Pegs Stakes for Camping Hiking Equipment
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30 Pcs Ground Stakes Kinked Galvanized Tent Canopy Block Fence DIY Outdoor Accs
30 Pcs Ground Stakes Kinked Galvanized Tent Canopy Block Fence DIY Outdoor Accs
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10pk GLOW IN THE DARK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
10pk GLOW IN THE DARK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
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30 Piece Metal Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Fence Tarp Camping Net
30 Piece Metal Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Fence Tarp Camping Net
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Tent Stakes 12 plastic bulk box 112 units
Tent Stakes 12 plastic bulk box 112 units
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Set of 12 Metal 7 Tent Pegs Stakes
Set of 12 Metal 7 Tent Pegs Stakes
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Coleman 12 In Steel Tent Stakes
Coleman 12 In Steel Tent Stakes
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Aluminum Alloy 10Pcs set 16cm Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Peg Ground Nail Stakes
Aluminum Alloy 10Pcs set 16cm Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Peg Ground Nail Stakes
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Black
10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Black
$1.25 (2 Bids)
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Aluminum Alloy 10Pcs set 18cm Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Peg Ground Nail Stakes
Aluminum Alloy 10Pcs set 18cm Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Peg Ground Nail Stakes
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1pcs Titanium Alloy Tent Peg Nail 18cm Dia 6mm For Outdoor Camping Tent Stake
1pcs Titanium Alloy Tent Peg Nail 18cm Dia 6mm For Outdoor Camping Tent Stake
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6pcs 18cm 700I Aluminium Alloy Tent Peg Nail Stake with Rope Camping Equipm E2V7
6pcs 18cm 700I Aluminium Alloy Tent Peg Nail Stake with Rope Camping Equipm E2V7
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Outdoor Camping Portable Tent Peg Nails Stake Storage Pouch Hammer Organize Bag
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10 PCS Camping Heavy Duty Plastic Yellow Tent Canopy Stakes Pegs Ground Nail
10 PCS Camping Heavy Duty Plastic Yellow Tent Canopy Stakes Pegs Ground Nail
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Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Outdoor Camping Supplies Tree Tarp
Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Outdoor Camping Supplies Tree Tarp
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NEW Liberty Mountain Stake Bag Tent Stakes Storage Sack 120763
NEW Liberty Mountain Stake Bag Tent Stakes Storage Sack 120763
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6pcs Titanium Tent Peg 165mm Spike Camping Stake Nail Self Defense Survival Tool
6pcs Titanium Tent Peg 165mm Spike Camping Stake Nail Self Defense Survival Tool
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Aluminum Tent Peg Stake Hook Pin Outdoor Camping Hiking TentCanopy Accessory
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Coghlans 1000 Ultralight Tent Stakes 9 Aluminum Orange 4 Pack
Coghlans 1000 Ultralight Tent Stakes 9 Aluminum Orange 4 Pack
$5.91
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30 Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes
30 Piece Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes
$11.47
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10 pcs Aluminum Tent Hook Peg Spike Camping Stake Nail Hiking Survival Tool TOP
10 pcs Aluminum Tent Hook Peg Spike Camping Stake Nail Hiking Survival Tool TOP
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New MSR Needle Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Camping Tent Stakes Red Pack of 6
New MSR Needle Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Camping Tent Stakes Red Pack of 6
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10Pcs Aluminium Alloy Stake Tent Pegs With Ropes Outdoor Traveling Nail Camping
10Pcs Aluminium Alloy Stake Tent Pegs With Ropes Outdoor Traveling Nail Camping
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Wholesale Titanium Ti Spike Shaped Camping Tent Pegs Stake Nail Hiking Camping
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Heavy Duty Tent Stakes Pegs Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Glow in the Dark
Heavy Duty Tent Stakes Pegs Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Glow in the Dark
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Yellow Plastic Tent Stakes 9 12 Pack
Yellow Plastic Tent Stakes 9 12 Pack
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10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail Red
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New MSR 6 Inch Core Stakes Lightweight Aluminum Camping Tent Stakes Pack of 4
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4Pcs Aluminum Tent Pegs Stakes Hook Pin Camping Outdoor Trip Essential Tools
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Pack 10 Heavy Duty Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail Red
Pack 10 Heavy Duty Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail Red
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10pc ALAZCO Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Heavy Duty Rust Free
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20pc ALAZCO Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Heavy Duty Rust Free
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Tent Stakes Heavy Duty 10X Aluminum Tri Beam Msr For Camping Hunting Outdoors US
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TOAKS Titanium Nail Tent Stakes Pack of 6
TOAKS Titanium Nail Tent Stakes Pack of 6
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10pc 18cm Aluminium Alloy Camping Travel Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail With Rope Set
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Coleman 10 In Steel Tent Stakes
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NEW Liberty Mountain Tent Peg Stake Mallet Puller Backpacking Camping 120745
NEW Liberty Mountain Tent Peg Stake Mallet Puller Backpacking Camping 120745
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1 2 4 6 10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail Newest
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Tent Stakes Ground Stakes Glow in the Dark Plastic 6 Pack
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Alloy Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 7 Solid Metal Bounce House
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Pack 10 Heavy Duty Black Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail
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100 Garden Stakes Tent Pegs Heavy Duty Steel 10 Balloon Tree Tarp Painted
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10 X Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Stakes Pegs Aluminum Alloy Tri cone Shaped 18cm
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H1 6pcs 18cm 700I Aluminium Alloy Tent Peg Nail Stake with Rope Camping Equipmen
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3 4 5 Pcs Outdoor Camping Aluminium Alloy Tent Peg Stakes Portable Hiking Camp
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875 Galvanized Non Rust Silver Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor 30
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Tent Stake

How Backpacking Tents Differ From Camping Tents

You've been a camper for years. You know all about setting up a tent and sleeping outdoors. Now you want to expand your outdoor activities to include backpacking. All you need is a backpack; you can use the tent you already have, right? Well, maybe. And maybe not. What you want in a backpacking tent may be different from what you want in a camping tent.

If you've never backpacked before, chances are you drove right up to your campsites in the past. Your biggest concern in choosing a tent was probably size; you wanted plenty of room to move around and store your gear. You set it up and left it up for several days while you pursued your camping activities. On a backpacking trip, the tent is set up and packed away nearly every day. For a backpacking tent, you'll still want to consider size, but also weight, style, and design.

Size. Backpacking tents come in smaller sizes. Are you backpacking alone, or are you sharing the tent with someone? A solo backpacker only needs a one-person tent, although many choose a two-person tent for the extra gear storage space. Two people can sleep in a two-person tent, but it's a close fit. A tent for backpacking is designed with poles that break down into shorter lengths to take up less space in the backpack.

Weight. A car camper isn't much concerned with the weight of the tent, but a backpacker will be carrying a tent for many miles. Ten pounds over a mile isn't so bad; at the end of the tenth mile, however, that tent feels much heavier. Backpacker tents are designed to be as light as possible. A two-person tent should be no more than five or six pounds.

Style. Camping tents are almost always free-standing and used on a level surface created especially for camping, while backpacking tents can also be found in a non-free-standing design. These are usually smaller and lighter tents. The drawback is that when you are backpacking, you don't always have a convenient, level spot for the tent. If the ground is too rocky for tent stakes, it is hard to erect a tent that does not stand by itself. A free-standing backpack tent is easier to use on a hard surface and can be moved around to the best spot even after it is set up.

Design. A camping tent usually has plenty of headroom, large doors that are easy to move through, and a rain fly that covers just the upper part of the tent. It may have heavier fabrics in the walls and floor, and be challenging for one person to set up. A backpacking tent, on the other hand, is designed to be an easy setup tent because after hiking all day you won't want to struggle with your tent. Because of its space-saving size, there is not much room to move around, and you'll have to crawl through the low doors. The rain fly covers more of the walls, sometimes even reaching the ground, and often provides a covered vestibule to protect gear without having to drag it into the tent.

Of course, each of these considerations affects the others, and you'll have to decide your own priorities. Some people backpack in order to camp off the beaten track. They don't hike as far and are willing to carry more weight in order to be more comfortable during their time in camp. Others camp because they are hiking a long distance. They are more concerned with being comfortable with the weight they carry than being comfortable in camp. Probably the most common on the trail are 2 person backpacking tents, which come in a wide range of styles, designs, and weight. Some of them may even be camping tents, but now you know the differences to watch for.

Whatever type of tent you choose, don't buy a cheap tent. Make sure you shop for a quality tent that will hold up to many nights on the trail and many days in the pack.

About the Author

Nancy Shepherd has backpacked thousands of miles in the United States and Canada. Read about her Appalachian Trail hike in her Appalachian Trail book, My Own Hike.



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