Let's go camping! In tense times you need tents

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credit: Tents in Iceland/ Lloyd Alter

My tent is in that photo, I think on the far right at the rear in the Icelandic fog on the Laugavegurinn trail. I had carried my little MEC tent on my backpack for the previous ten hours and almost got blown away setting it up (the stuff bag it came in did blow away, never to be seen again). Tents may be among the most minimal shelters one can have, but they are very sophisticated and provide a lot of protection.

Over the years we have shown quite a few on TreeHugger -- some classics and some that are arguably not tents at all. Here is a slideshow (sorry, you have to click the button to advance) of some of our most interesting ones.

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