Required Gear: Tent

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What’s the point of a tent?

For me, a tent is one of the greatest secrets to enjoying the outdoors.

I love scenery, fresh air, and spending time outdoors.  I don’t love the concept of the bugs and other critters who can come out undetected after dark.

Tent Camping

Tents provide protection.  Sure, in the traditional sense they provide protection from the elements: wind, rain, sun.  For me, they provide protection from the critters.

I have zippers to keep them out.  Inside my tent, I can sleep soundly knowing that nothing is crawling on me, nothing is biting me.

Tent Camping
I can deal without a sleeping bag (depending on the weather), I’ve dealt without a sleeping pad, and I regularly deal without a pillow.  But for me, a tent is where I draw the line.  For me, a tent is required gear when it comes to camping.

What gear is required for you to go camping?