But each time you moved that bad "paper" around you made billions, so why say anything. This earlier version of a tent was employed by groups like the Romans, the Greeks, the Persians, and so on, as it was effective and might be dismantled and set up swiftly.
Their camping gear though was nothing compared to what ours is today. It often concerned a giant sheet of fabric with support frames. Though these frames were often times just made on the spot where they were. Quite likely they'd just take their materials that covered them and leave the frame as it was needless to even dismantle it. With this new decade came new technologies, particularly in the tent world. After the frames started to look stronger and more transportable they started to revolutionize the other twelve the tent, the cover. These were not the best materials on the market but they were harder in extreme conditions compared to the best fabrics. Ultimately the tent that we think we know today was developed. Rather than solid rods that were placed and tied together, they started to make them faster with frames that snapped together.