Ours is a 14' x16' Which is big enough 3-4 cots and a wood buring stove.
We run a ridge pole through the top and set it on two poles that we lash together on each end. The 14 x16 runs 60 lbs which offset the cyclinder stove we pack on the opposite of the horse.
We set it up and leave it for 4-6 weeks each fall. Since we come and go and are not there all 6 weeks. We place a blue tarp over it to help the snow slide off.
Thank you so much for posting your reply and cool photo of your camp setup..
Here in NZ we do have a lot of back country huts, but a good riding friend and I would like to buy a good substantial wall tent and set it up for our summer season away from the main tracks so we can ride out and base ourselves there for a few weeks to enjoy the mountain life away from this modern fast paced world.
I posted a link here to gain some feedback on various tent makes that you folks have used and recommend..