I differ somewhat with ao. We tented for a lot of years and I backpacked long before I had a family. A lot of things can and do go wrong in tents, and most of them have happened to me. The move up to a pop-up was a pure luxury move, particularly with kids.
OK Doug, you stirred my curiousity. I tented all over the country and in Canada and other than a windstorm bending tent poles and a minor flooding situation, that was about it. What’d you have happen?