Gimme shelter! The great outdoors is great, but sometimes you need to escape the elements for a bit. Learn about refuge options for everything from just keeping off the sun, to thwarting the flies, or blocking a blizzard.
Figure out how many people need to fit in a tent, and the season you'll be camping in, and you'll narrow down your choices for the type of tent you're looking for.
You can reduce your impact in the outdoors by staying on established trails, camping in low-impact sites, and being careful to protect local water sources and plantlife.