- If your floor gets dirty or damaged, you just get a new one.
2. It doesn’t weigh much. It is quick and simple.
3. It is easy to dry.
Just hang one edge and let it dry while not worrying about the sides sticking together or it getting bunched up.
4. You sleep with less mosquitoes.
When camping in mosquito dense areas, follow this procedure:
- Lay down your floor cloth
- Arrange your pack and other belongings on the floor cloth
- Lay your tent on top of your things
- Pull up your tent
- Climb in quickly
- Enjoy listening to other backpackers zip and unzip their tents while swatting mosquitoes and swearing
5. When the stars are nice but you think it may rain, you can have it on standby and put it up without rearranging your things.
See mosquito control tent procedure above and follow steps three through five.
6. Rodents can go both out and in. – yes, this is a benefit, please see below.
After a few episodes of rodents running in but not finding a way out, CD learned to prop up the edge with a shoe in order for them to quickly get back out. If you are wondering why this would be a benefit, hikers with traditional tents also had problems with rodents. The difference was that in the case of a traditional tent, the rodents chewed their way in but there wasn’t an easy solution to getting back out.
If you are interested in keeping your food safe from rodents, here is CD’s preferred item. Have fun!
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