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Advantage of truck tent?

I can think of a few advantages: You're off the ground, which means you're not at risk of getting flooded out or allowing animals access (ants, snakes, rodents, etc). You can set up wherever you can ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

Easier to setup, pack up and keep in proper shape in my experience Much warmer during the cold months You can pre-setup a lot of things you going to need during the night The only 2 downsides I've ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

A buddy of mine swears by his. He likes it because: Being off the ground means you're far less likely to get ants, snakes, scorpions, etc. in the tent. The chances of wildlife trampling your tent ...
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How can I stop my sleeping mat sliding around in my tent?

You could add some strips of friction tape to the bottom of your sleeping pad. There are various brands that provide such tapes, just pay attention to get one with a rubbery / silicone surface and not ...
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How can I stop my sleeping mat sliding around in my tent?

There is a product sold to keep carpets from sliding on smooth floors. I have mine from IKEA. It is an open structure with a mess size of about 1 cm, a couple of mm thick. You will have to buy a much ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

The downside you mention: The downside for me would be the loss of space in the truck box to store stuff and using the tailgate as a table. When camping solo, that leaves 3 seats for stuff. That ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

To be quite frank, I do not really see much of an advantage. And I say that as someone who has a roof-top tent mounted on a low rack just above my truck bed, with a tonneau cover in place over the ...
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Why does a Plains Indian teepee tent have so many poles?

Interior space. Any roundish shape with more sides more closely approximates a circle, which has the most area for its perimeter. This makes it more efficient in terms of usable real estate. The ...
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How to check whether a tent is prone to ants eating holes in tents?

I'm in South-west Florida and it's pretty common here. I hiked the Florida trail in the summer of 2023 and it happened several times. Even with no food, they look for new shelter, especially under ...
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Alternative pump for Nemo airbeam tent

I know this thread is old but I pulled my Nemo Morpho tent out for the first time in ten years and one of the beams ("bladders") looses air now and doesn't stay inflated more than five ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

Summary: From the point of view of someone who felt most alive when backpacking far off trail, I see the truck set-up as: (a) a useful introduction to wilderness travel or (b) as a convenient ...
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Why does a Plains Indian teepee tent have so many poles?

Some thoughts regarding tipis/teepees that might answer your question The structure doesn't have a pole blocking the middle, which is good for living there, and cooking over a fire and so on. The ...
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Advantage of truck tent?

One downside, you can only camp in places where you can physically drive to. Some quiet idyllic camping spots will be unreachable, whereas you might hike/tramp into them and be more isolated. And you ...
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How can I stop my sleeping mat sliding around in my tent?

One possibility that should be quite lightweight is to use Velcro tape that you attach to your mat and the tent floor with some strong double-sided adhesive tape. Three stripes on the top, middle and ...
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