In this video, we’ll look at different shelter options available to backpackers ranging from a simple tarp to an older-style three-person tent and why one option might work better than another.
And you’ll learn about why you might want to cowboy camp. Additionally, we’ll also discuss some options for a ground cloth (sheet) and why you may or may not want to use one with your tent.
- Want a deeper dive into ground cloths?
- REI has a good video and some illustrations to go with it on tarp setup.
- Finally, I wax a little of the poetic on why I love to cowboy camp, too.
- And if this type of info interests you, don’t forget my book on backpacking for beginners.