Questions about the use, selection, and care of portable shelters consisting of poles for support and some form of fabric to protect from the elements.

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What mosquito nets can be used while camping?

When camping in areas where mosquito-borne diseases are endemic, what options are there in terms of mosquito nets? The mosquito nets I've seen are meant to be hung above a bed and tucked under the ...
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How can I make a footprint?

I recently got a Marmot Aeros 3P for Christmas, but haven't been able to find anyone currently selling the footprint that goes with it. So how could I go about making one?
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Is it worth buying a footprint?

I recently bought a new tent, is it worth the extra $40 to purchase a footprint for it as well? Or are there alternatives that can be found on the trail or even made at home?
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What is the best way to store my tent?

How can I store my tent when I'm not using it for months at a time, so it is still in good condition when I use it again?