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.
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.
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?