Which Backpacking Shelter is the BEST

Which Backpacking Shelter is the BEST

00:31 Tents (Pros and Cons)
02:19 What I Look for
04:19 Freestanding
05:22 Semi-Freestanding
06:07 Non-Freestanding
07:05 Double Wall
09:48 Single Wall
11:32 Footprints/Ground Sheet
12:33 Stakes
13:42 Tarps (Pros and Cons)
15:52 Poncho Tarps
16:45 Bivys (Pros and Cons)
18:24 Hammocks (Pros and Cons)
19:47 Components
21:38 Quick Summary

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Homemade Wanderlust says:

Sorry this was so late! Youtube wouldn't process the video for some reason! Here are the time stamps:
00:31 Tents (Pros and Cons)
02:19 What I Look for
04:19 Freestanding
05:22 Semi-Freestanding
06:07 Non-Freestanding
07:05 Double Wall
09:48 Single Wall
11:32 Footprints/Ground Sheet
12:33 Stakes
13:42 Tarps (Pros and Cons)
15:52 Poncho Tarps
16:45 Bivys (Pros and Cons)
18:24 Hammocks (Pros and Cons)
19:47 Components
21:38 Quick Summary

Kyle Spurgeon says:

I’ve never heard anyone with a selective accent.

Amon Shumate says:

I always loosen the dirt for my hips and shoulders and I do sleep on an air mattress.

Ashley Plourde says:

Hilleburg tents are great and they make decent flys too

S.R. Hosteenez says:

During winter I use a 2 sided tent with double vestibules and in the summer I like to bring out the hammock if possible (cause you know desert camping has less trees). If I do tent camp I like to test the ground on comfort while laying on my side before I set up my tent (use a tarp if you don't want to lay directly on the ground).

Lance Bales says:

I've found that aluminum gutter nails make great shelter stakes.

They're fairly light weight & very strong in almost any soil

Rodericus Photo says:

Excellent! Thank you!

Jolene M Naugle says:

I Hammock because i am old and don't sleep well on the ground. I use a cheap no name hammock with built in bug net that i modified by taking all the extra cord off the ends and just use my carabiner to bunch the end fabric on saves lots of weight, they i use eno daisy chain tree straps. I use a eno house fly rain tarp which as doors for added privacy. if you set it low to the ground its great and like being in a tent.

Goon911stillfightin says:

I love my Hennessy hammock tent we used them in the military and I loved it than and now

Slanders Pete says:

20:38 Has a stroke

Dakota Roy says:

I can verify that a hooped bivy will end up wet. Tried a few this summer in Northern Ontario, even with the rain flap open, and the mosquito net closed, the inside of the footbox will have heavy condensation. Always a downer to start a hike with wet feet.

Adding a Sil-Tarp to my kit this season, hopefully that should get rid of the damp!

Dakota Roy
aka: Steel Toe

Volkan Sari says:

Half of this video is about tents

EcoCentric Homestead says:

I have a kelty two person hiking tent similar to the grey one at 1:31

Bhiite says:

I've recently gotten into backpacking and bought a rather cheap hammock. It's a small, but all included pack. Including a tarp, hammock and attached mosquitonet.
Bought a rather thick foam mat for in the hammock and could comfortably sleep with tempratures of 5°C (about 40F). Just an overhang tarp ( not a wintertarp setup) and without underquilt. Just a light weight sleeping bag (only coldspots where my knees compressing the sleepingbag filling) was enough to keep me from freezing.
Quick setup, 30 minutes on first try and easy take down, about the same. No traces where left behind which is the most beautiful of it all.

Jala Mela says:

thanks, cool hen

Ryan Kirk says:

Even tents can be made sexy….😂

Jim Morrison says:

In my opinion if your are mountaineering or on high ridge lines above the tree line a tent is the only thing that will get you through a storm with any degree of comfort and safety. Otherwise a tarp is my current favorite shelter. Mine can be set up close to the ground in bad weather and provides a very large foot print, certainly enough for 2 people and weighs 1.5 lbs. However Misquotes are not attracted much to me and I therefore don't need protection from them.

Joshua Hester says:

Excellent video, lots of good info:)

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