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Rent a Tent in Homer, Alaska!
I spontaneously rented a car in Homer, Alaska last week. I hadn’t initially planned on renting a Forest Green Subaru while there, but when my plans abruptly shifted, I did, too. Hence, my husband called Adventure Alaska Car Rentals, a small family-owned and operated car rental company.
Within an hour, Tammy was delivering a car to me at The Driftwood Inn. When I went to the car rental office to sign off on paperwork, I noticed some really cool Tepui tents in front of their shop. Army green and available for rent , these tents are far from ordinary because they attach to the roof of the car and elevate the camper off the damp bumpy ground! They are apparently quite popular and are easy to set up. You can rent them to attach to your car or you can rent a car and a tent together. Personally, I think they make a much more affordable alternative to renting a car and paying for a hotel. (Car rentals in remote parts of Alaska run about $95 a day and modest hotels are even higher. so things add up.) The disadvantage to renting a tent, however, is that you would have to haul the basics, such as sleeping bags and cookware, up to Alaska with you. Have you ever rented a tent? Have you ever tried a Tepui tent?
Photo by Carolyn Trainer
–Melissa A. Trainer