- Jan 28, 2023
I'm going on a Spring bear hunt in Idaho in May and planning ahead for a heavy dose of ticks. I'll take measures with sprays and such, but I'm wondering about my tent. I was planning on using a ultralight two man floorless tipi, but I've been considering using a more traditional lightweight zippered backpacking tent. What are y'alls thoughts on getting bitten by ticks while sleeping, or even just having to wake up in the middle of the night to do more tick checks? I watched a bear hunt on youtube and a guy had a tick crawling up his nostril while sleeping in a floorless tent, so it's got me rethinking my tent choice.