Appreciate the info, I figured there would be mostly sand and I bring different stakes for sand or snow than good old fashioned earth. My Kifaru tipis are my favorite shelter for quite a bit of reasons, the SO's look nice, but no need to replace what has been working for a long time. I've camped and hunted with the designer and love the r and d he puts into his products. I trust them completely in harsh conditions, not that RHT is harsh, but sure will be nice to have a fire in a tent if the kids get cold.
Yeah, one night is the plan with the kids just to get their feet wet.