Tents for Long Term Camping

The other day I was asked about my tent recommendation for someone who had planned to live in a tent for 3 months.

I directed camps in a variety of locations for over 30 years. We had to house our staff of up to 60 people in tents each summer, so I have some experience in this arena!

If staying in a tent for an extended period of time, I would definitely choose a larger tent that could accommodate your gear and allow space to stand and move around. Certainly you would want something that would hold a cot.

The following recommendations are from personal experience. We are not sponsored!
By far, the most sturdy, heavy duty tents we used were made by Barebones. They have internal frames that attached securely to our tent platforms. The rainfly’s were virtually weatherproof and kept the staff dry and comfortable. The performance was exceptional.
For smaller camps with fewer staff we opted to use either Spring Bar tents or Kodiak tents.. Both are made of high quality canvas, have external frames, and functioned well in all types of weather.
All of the tents mentioned above performed well and come in a variety of sizes and models that you can choose from to suit your needs. As you would expect they are heaver than nylon tents but hold up well to all kinds of weather. The weight would prohibit back packing in but is not a problem for ATV’s or horse packing. They are excellent choices for outfitters.

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