I see from photos here and there that some of us use screen tents. I don't really want to add yet another piece of equipment to my Stuff - I'm such a minimalist - but when I went camping last August the mosquitos were so vicious that my dog Pearl and I could not be outside at all unless we were on the move, as in hiking. She's a senior citizen with no ACL in one knee, so spending a lot of time walking is out of the question for her. I have to go alone on the longer hikes. And since she's a big dog - German Shepherd - having to be inside my 13' with minimal ability to get up and walk around (hanging out on the main bed, though it's relatively spacious compared to any crate or kennel, doesn't really count) is just not quite enough for a two or three hour stint.
So we need a little more space, outdoors, protected from the disease-bearing biters, with room for Pearl to stretch out full length if she wants to, or get up and take a few steps in one direction, without having to be on a leash. As for me, I'll probably bring my "zero gravity" lounge chair along, for true kicking back. We both need to fit inside.
I'm looking at this Clam model
Anybody have any comments, re using this or any other such screened room at a Scamping site?
Alternative suggestions? My priorities are mosquito-proof, less weight, interior can be protected from rain/cold breezes (when it's not mosquito weather cold is more often a problem than heat in the northern half of Minnesota), ease of set-up/take-down, and bang-for-the-buck space, in that order. Anything to *definitely* avoid ("ugly")? Please say so.
And of course any comments or stories anyone has about how they've spent time in these kinds of units would be most welcome. Delights, disasters, unanticipated whatevers. Assist my imagination!