Second-hand army tents that are in good, serviceable condition, having been condemned for stains or other trifling defects, may be bought cheaply from dealers who get them at government auctions. These army tents are always well designed and well made. Second-hand tents, however, should nor be bought without inspection; they may be mildewed or otherwise unserviceable.
Some tent-makers and outfitters have tents for rent. From a list at hand I copy the following charges for wall tents: 10x12, $2.00 first week, and half this for each succeeding week; 12 x 14, $2.50 do.; 14x 16, $3.00 do.; flies, half these prices. In some places a whole camp equipment can be rented.