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Is a tent definitely too heavy to take?
Depends on how heavy it is! Think more in terms of total weight and how often you use something. And how important said item is. For example, a gallon of water is pretty heavy, but there's a 100 percent chance youll use it daily and Id rank it as the #1 most important piece of "gear". A toothbrush is reasonably important but since it only weighs an ounce and is small, its high up on things to pack. A marble collection is a bad choice because of weight and unimportance. A smart phone is probably a smart choice because it has 6000 uses and is pretty small. A huge 8 pound camera? Probably a bad choice unless your livelihood depends on taking photography for $$$.

Back to the tent now. If your tent is ultralight and you use it virtually every night, then bring it. For me, in summertime a tent is a must have because of mosquitoes. Its worth its weight in gold for that. In winter, I really dont need one.
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