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Old 10-09-2013, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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Does anybody know of a tent that fits in a backpack and is cheap?
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Amazon Backpacking tents

12 of them under $25.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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If cheap is your only requirement, buy a tube tent.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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What are the specs on these tents?
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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What are the specs on these tents?
If you click on the picture, it will give you the specs below. Size...weight, etc.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Small and cheap are easy. I've used cheap ones that fit in my pocket -- Glad lawn bags. I've also used moderately priced nylon backpack tents -- better than Glad bags but still not great. Plastic bags don't breathe; cheap tents breathe but aren't waterproof, and they're not the best for packing out your garbage.
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Amazon Backpacking tents

12 of them under $25.
How dry will one be in the morning after a rain?
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Central Mass
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Does anybody know of a tent that fits in a backpack and is cheap?
Yes.
Lots.

Depends on your definition of cheap.
And how many people it sleeps.
And how heavy it is.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:42 AM
 
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If you are in a tent and it rains, something is going to get wet. A tent is the worse thing you can be in when caught in the rain, with the exception of a bikini with a missing top. Some people use a cargo trailer to sleep in, sure beats a tent and you don't have an expensive license to buy. Where I live, you don't have to license a trailer that weights less than 1800 pounds. Of course you can't take it backpacking, but you won't get wet in a rain storm either.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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If you are in a tent and it rains, something is going to get wet. A tent is the worse thing you can be in when caught in the rain, with the exception of a bikini with a missing top. Some people use a cargo trailer to sleep in, sure beats a tent and you don't have an expensive license to buy. Where I live, you don't have to license a trailer that weights less than 1800 pounds. Of course you can't take it backpacking, but you won't get wet in a rain storm either.
Not sure what kind of tents you've been camping in but I don't get wet in my tents. I have 2 tents. A huge 10X15 2 room deal for extended trips and comfort. Then I have a backpacking 2-man tent for hiking and kayak trips. I have spent plenty of time in the rain in both of them and not a drop of water ever gets in. The biggest thing to look for is a heavy duty "tub" floor where the floor material actually creates a tub around the bottom of the tent. Then, a rainfly that actually covers and protects the sides. Not just the top (like a lot of cheap tents have.) I had to ride out a tropical depression on a barrier island in SC several years ago. 25 mph sustained winds with 40 mph gusts and plenty of rain. Not a drop inside the tent. Then while doing a kayak trip, a severe thunderstorm with tornadoes snuck up on us. Luckly someone at home knew where we were and saw the storn alert and called us on our cell phones in time for us to get off the river and set up camp. We got set up just in time before the bottom fell out. Rained 3 inches in an hour. Not a drop in the tent. Than, there's my big tent. Spent 2 weeks at a State Park at the beach. The second week it rained just about everyday. Dry as a bone inside.
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