When you’re backpacking, it’s best to keep things as simple and light as possible. So, instead of packing a heavy two-person tent, you may want to consider getting a backpacking hammock
with a bug tent and rain fly. These ingenious shelters allow you to rest above-ground while escaping the elements and pesky insects.
With a sturdy suspension system, you can hang securely from nearly any tree. And with the addition of a quality underquilt to block wind and conserve heat (and a cozy top quilt to snuggle up with), you may just find that your hammock tent is too comfortable.
However, you can also choose the more traditional route of a sleeping bag. In fair weather, a sleeping bag
and a sleeping pad can be the best option. You’ll end up with an unforgettable show of stars — as long as you’re beneath trees of heavy clouds, of course!
And for those who prefer the comfort, space, and enclosed feeling of a tent, there are plenty of single-person tents for every terrain type.