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150 Piece Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Premium Tree Tarp Balloon 10 Heavy Duty
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NEW COGHLANS 9813 CASE OF 50 LARGE 12 INCH STEEL TENT YARD STAKES 1003623
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16 GLOW IN THE DARK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Steel Metal Camping Tarp Long
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Easton Mountain Products Nano Tent Stakes 8 Lot of 8 Stakes
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Red New
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10 Pack Tent Stakes Galvanized Steel 10 1 2 Long 5 16 Thick Camping Tie Down
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Vintage Chouinard Climbing Equipment Tent Stakes 6
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Coghlans 1000 9 Ultralight Aluminum Tent Stakes 4 pack
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16 Pk Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Metal Bounce House
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LOT OF 12 ABS Plastic Tent Nails Pegs 9 Rugged Non Slip Stakes Camping Outdoors
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Yellow
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10 Hook Stakes Party Tent Steel Stake Canopy Shelter Garden Ground Stake Pegs
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Red New
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NEW Coghlans Tent Peg Stake Mallet w Puller Remover Handle Coghlans 9742
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9 Galvanized Non Rust Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor Camping Soil P
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Tent Stakes pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel
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10pk TENT STAKES Camping Outdoor Pegs SteelHeavy Duty Metal Nail GLOW IN DARK
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Set of 12 Metal 7 Tent Pegs Stakes
Set of 12 Metal 7 Tent Pegs Stakes
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Easton Mountain Products Nano Tent Stakes 10 Lot of 8 Stakes
Easton Mountain Products Nano Tent Stakes 10 Lot of 8 Stakes
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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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20Pcs 18cm Aluminum Alloy 7 Outdoor Camping Trip Tent Pegs Ground Nail Stakes
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MSR Blizzard Stake Kit Lightweight Aluminum Tent Stakes Red Pack of 4
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Canopy Tent Spike Anchor 4 Piece Anchors Stakes Set Heavy Duty Steel Accessories
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12 12 INCH TENT STAKES PLATED STEEL EXCELLENT HARD GROUND PENETRATION
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COGHLANS 12 inch HEAVY DUTY TENT STAKES LOT12 9813 Camping Hiking Tarps
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12PCs Heavy Duty Aluminium Alloy Camping Tent Canopy Ground Nail Stakes Pegs 9
12PCs Heavy Duty Aluminium Alloy Camping Tent Canopy Ground Nail Stakes Pegs 9
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Speed Cinch Stake Spike 9 Camping Tent Stake
Speed Cinch Stake Spike 9 Camping Tent Stake
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Tent Stakes Lot of 12 stakes9813 Coghlans 12 NEW
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Coleman 2000016445 Tent Stakes Metalic 12 4 Pack
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Pack 10 HEAVY DUTY High Strength Steel Camping Tent Canopy Stakes Pegs Nail 79
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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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Coleman 2000016444 Heavy Duty 10 Tent Stakes Pegs Steel 4 Pack
Coleman 2000016444 Heavy Duty 10 Tent Stakes Pegs Steel 4 Pack
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8 PACK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Metal Bounce House
8 PACK Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Metal Bounce House
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10 PCS Aluminum Alloy Tent Stake Pegs 7 inch Ultralight for Outdoor Tent Black
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Portable Mallet Hammer For Camping Tent Peg Ground Stake Nail Hiking Outdoor
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SPARIK ENJOY TM tent stakes and hammer Carry bag Camping Tools Carry Pouch
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12 6 INCH YELLOW RUGGED ABS TENT PEGS STAKES NO SLIP HOOKS LIGHTWEIGHT 12 PK
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875 Galvanized Non Rust Silver Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor 30
875 Galvanized Non Rust Silver Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor 30
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Hikemax Lightweight Outdoor Camping Hammer Aluminum Tent Hammer with Tent Stake
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Coleman Heavy Duty High Impact Steel Camping Tent Canopy Stakes 10 Inch 4 Pack
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10 PCS Aluminium Alloy 7 Red Camping Trip Tent Pegs Stake Nail Brand New
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8ps Military Antenna Tent Stakes Ground Anchor  Guy Ropes Heavy Duty
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12 PCS Aluminum Tent Stakes Pegs 7 lightweight Tent Pegs for Outdoor Camping
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50 Piece Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes New CHEAPEST TREE TARP BALLOON PEG
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875 Galvanized Non Rust Silver Metal Anchoring Tent Stakes Pegs for Outdoor
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Tent stakes 75 aluminum bulk 150 units
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20 x 40 Tent Stake Kit Pole Tents Frame Tent Wedding Canopy 16 Steel Stakes
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12 US Military Surplus Tent Stakes W StrapPegs Heavy Duty Steel 10  Long
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12 GLOW IN DARK Screw Spiral Tent Pegs Stakes Nail Outdoor Camping Awning Trip
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100 Pk Tent Stakes Pegs Heavy Duty Nail Head 10 Solid Steel Metal Bounce House
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20pc ALAZCO Galvanized Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Heavy Duty Rust Free
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50 Heavy Duty Steel Metal Tent Canopy Camping Stakes Pegs Ground Nail 79 inch
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100 Piece Steel Tent Pegs Garden Stakes Premium Tree Tarp Balloon 10 Heavy Duty
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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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