The Hilleberg Allak 2 Person Tent is a free standing tent ready to be pitched in multiple ground conditions. When you're paddling along shore and aren't sure where camp will be for the night, the Allak is the tent you'll be happy you have on hand. The free standing can be pitched on rock, sand, and other difficult terrain. The outer tent comes down to the ground, protecting you and your gear from unexpected weather through the night. When camping with a buddy, make them carry the poles, so you can each bear a portion of the weight. Separate stuff sacks for the tent and poles come included. While the tent won't protect you from any interested four legged furry friends, it will provide piece of mind against the weather.