Most campers use commercial tents. These are like a little home away from home, and
just like a real home, protect you from and shut out the outside world. They do require
maintenance… stuck zippers, leaky places, cleaning, drying, and lost bits and pieces
are just the start of it.
This is fine, but some people prefer to camp out when they camp out, not live
in some artificial cocoon. And it’s easy. All you need is a tarp to get started.
This can be easily made with any tarp, but provides minimal shelter. Pray that the
night is not rainy or windy.
Much better in foul weather, but far from perfect as it tends to flap around in a