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Nite Ize GearLine

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Large Toughstake

Toughstake Large Toughstake

$39.95

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Accessory Carabiner Set - 3-Pack

Sea To Summit Accessory Carabiner Set - 3-Pack

$5.95

TightLine Cord Tensioner

MSR TightLine Cord Tensioner

$19.95

MiniGroundhog Tent Stake Kit

MSR MiniGroundhog Tent Stake Kit

$17.95

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Paracord 550

Ultimate Survival Technologies Paracord 550

$4.95

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J-Stake - 6-Pack

Kelty J-Stake - 6-Pack

$14.95

Medium Toughstake - 2 Pack

Toughstake Medium Toughstake - 2 Pack

$34.95

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Snow / Sand Anchor

Mountain Hardwear Snow / Sand Anchor

$19.95

A-Frame Backpacking Gear Loft

Eureka A-Frame Backpacking Gear Loft

$14.95

Nano Tent Stakes - 4-Pack

Easton Mountain Products Nano Tent Stakes - 4-Pack

from $8.95

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S-Biner 3-Pack

Nite Ize S-Biner 3-Pack

$7.85

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Figure 9 Tent Line Kit

Nite Ize Figure 9 Tent Line Kit

$9.95

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Titanium Skewers - 6 Pack

Terra Nova Titanium Skewers - 6 Pack

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Shelter Wash and Restore

MSR Shelter Wash and Restore

$24.95

Fabric Tent Repair Kit

MSR Fabric Tent Repair Kit

$19.95

Shock Cord Replacement Kit

MSR Shock Cord Replacement Kit

$19.95

Adjustable Tent Pole

MSR Adjustable Tent Pole

from $29.95

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Pole Repair Kit

MSR Pole Repair Kit

$19.95

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Camring Cord Tensioners Kit

MSR Camring Cord Tensioners Kit

$12.95

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Groundhog Tent Stake Kit

MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit

$19.95

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Cyclone Tent Stakes

MSR Cyclone Tent Stakes

$24.95

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Carbon Core Tent Stakes

MSR Carbon Core Tent Stakes

$29.95

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Adjustable Pole

Kelty Adjustable Pole

$49.95

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Rectangular Gear Loft

Mountain Hardwear Rectangular Gear Loft

$26.95

V-Peg

Exped V-Peg

from $17.95

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Snow and Sand Anchor - 5 Pack

Exped Snow and Sand Anchor - 5 Pack

$13.95

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Ultralight Utility Cord Kit

MSR Ultralight Utility Cord Kit

$19.95

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Reflective Accessory Cord

Sea To Summit Reflective Accessory Cord

$9.95

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Y-Peg - 4-Pack

Mountain Hardwear Y-Peg - 4-Pack

$21.95

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Universal Gear Loft

MSR Universal Gear Loft

$29.95

Big S-Biner Plastic

Nite Ize Big S-Biner Plastic

$9.90

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Gear Loft Triangle

The North Face Gear Loft Triangle

$19.95

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J-Stake M - 8-pack

The North Face J-Stake M - 8-pack

$19.95

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Peg Hammer w/ Copper Head

Snow Peak Peg Hammer w/ Copper Head

$59.95

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Nook Gear Shed

MSR Nook Gear Shed

Sale $119.93 Reg. $169.95 29% Off

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Choosing Tents and Shelters

Helter Shelter

 

'Sleeping under the stars' has a nice ring to it, but it has drawbacks. Unless the weather is perfect and the bugs are non-existent, you'll want the shelter of a tent when you sleep outdoors. There are a lot of tents out there ranging from primitive lean-tos that provide cover from rain, all the way to huge, structured shelters meant to withstand gale-force winds on Everest. Choosing the right tent requires you to consider the type of trips you will be taking (i.e. backpacking vs. car camping), the season and environment in which you'll be camping, and the conditions you'll face.

Bivy Sacks:

Bivy sacks and tarps are extremely lightweight, compact shelters preferred by mountaineers, climbers, and minimalist backpackers who need shelter but want to conserve as much space and weight as possible.

3-Season Tents:

For most campers, 3-season tents are the way to go. Intended for relatively mild conditions, these tents have mesh panels to promote airflow and employ rain flies to keep you dry.

4-Season Tents:

Designed primarily for winter, 4-season tents feature heavier fabrics and more poles than 3-season tents. This adds weight but is essential for withstanding fierce winds and heavy snow.