Planning a long Yukon River rafting trip that will include camping on sand bars and islands. Got several tents, but for this trip I need something bigger and roomier than what I have. One prerequisite is that the tent have windows on three or four sides.
No doubt the 4-season Alaska doom tents would be the best wind protection, but all that I've seen utilize a rain fly that ovides no windows. So - I'm looking at the teepee design for the first time for weight and windows (many have three windows).
My biggest concern at the moment is knowing that the tee pee designs utilize few poles - but lots of stakes and guide lines - which means driving lots of stakes. I'm concerned that I'll run into gravel areas where it will be next to impossible to drive a stake.
I would like to try a tee pee design, but would appreciate any thoughts a good 6 man tent for the trip that is not too heavy and has windows on both side and the back that is not covered by a rain fly. Many thanks.