There are military tents for every purpose and for every fun camping activity. They come in many sizes for every exciting trip. A 6 person tent in a cabin type structure has shock-corded poles and color-coded poles for an easy to set up tent. This particular one would be great to use for extended camping trips. You can also buy military tents from online surplus stores.
The military tents offer the finest canvas which stays dry. When raining the stitches swell creating waterproof stitching. The canvas is actually a breathable material with low humidity inside and will resist tearing where nylon materials can begin to rip and fray after a while in the sun.
Even though the canvas tents make it more expensive when purchased, in the long run it will outlast the nylon making for a better quality investment. Caravan canopy tents make for great dining outdoors for special occasions or just relaxing in spring and summer.
These have been used as the first shelters set up during disasters and are also used for setting up a shelter from the sun during craft shows and outdoor swap meets. Huge military tents are set up for our soldiers providing shelter from the wind, sun and rain.