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The Proud Tradition Of The Military Tent
Michalis 'BIG Mike' Kotzakolios


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The military tent has housed soldiers for as long as militaries have existed. Such tents were not needed when one's home ground was attacked. However, the attacking army certainly had to travel in order to besiege the enemy, and the soldiers often slept in military style tents. Depending on the requirements, tents of the military might be nothing more than a pup tent protecting a couple of soldiers from the rain, or an almost permanent structure containing beds, furniture, and even a heater.

Tents began as hides or branches draped over a horizontal pole or tree trunk. This formed a distinct V-shape beneath which people could sleep relatively safe from rain. The appeal of tents to the military had many aspects. Portability was one factor. Canvas tents could be rolled into small bundles and assembled or disassembled quickly. Cost was important as well. Military housing using tents instead of permanent buildings saved money and time. As always, the military has traditionally been quick to adapt existing technology to its needs.

Military uniforms, guns, and tents are popular collector's items. Tents and other survival gear from pivotal battles are in high demand. There is great financial as well as sentimental value in such tents. Perhaps a couple of soldier buddies sat shivering in this tent with nothing for warmth but a candle or cigarettes. Every surviving military tent has a dramatic story to tell, and such things must not be forgotten.

Modern camping tents have been adapted to resemble their military counterparts. Camouflage patterns and coloring are popular tent styles, especially for hunters. Historical societies that re-enact battles often create and use army tents appropriate to the period. Other than actual military tours, such simulations are one of the only ways the plight of the foot soldier can be experienced.

Another popular use for authentic military tents is for war movies. These films require exact copies of tents, guns, uniforms, and related gear. Through historical and fictional accounts, we learn that a soldier's best friends were his gun and his military tent.



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