It is tempting to purchase a tent big enough for a circus event, but when you are looking at that pile of poles, you will regret it. When making your tent selection, choose a model that has interconnecting shock corded poles…you will thank me. Most tents are equipped with these and instructions are sewn into the carry bag.
If you are backpacking to your campsite, weight will be a huge issue. You will want to choose the smallest and lightest tent available. Read on to make sure you are well informed before your purchase!