When wilderness backpacking it’s crutial to pack small and pack light. A great way to do this is to get rid of the big bulky tent with those tent poles and fly and just carry a hammock tent.
I have a Portec hammock tent that I picked up for only $65 and it works great. The only downfall to the one that I have is that it doesn’t have any bug netting built in. It has the capability to wrap around me but somehow bugs always find a way in. I tend to only use this hammock tent in the early spring before the bugs come and in the late fall after the bugs are gone…though in the fall I do find it pretty cold sleeping suspended in the air.
You can purchase hammock tents that come with built in musketo netting and a fly that you susbend above the tent to keep the rain out. These will still save you quite a bit of space and weight.
So check them out and get out in the beautiful outdoors!