I was thinking going to a local state park – Wind Creek just outside Alexander City, Alabama. After looking at their website and saw camping available with approved camping gear – I decided I need to find out what is considered approved camping gear. Well my 12x12 foot tarp is not approved as a camping tent. They want closed sides and flooring. Darn! So after measuring Onyx I come up with a minimum size I think “we” can handle. It is 6x9x4 in feet. The tent need to be as light weight as possible since I will be hauling on my rear rack, along with a sleeping bag and panniers chock full of equipment and food and water. My biggest problem I have is without my Social Security benefits package I am still without an income since July 2008 and not working since November 2007, this makes things real tuff.