Thank you so much.  This is definitely a great starting point.  I do have a question on the tents.  We are a camping family.  There's 6 of us, so we have a large 8 person tent.  Because we camp so much and travel with it, it is a quality tent (aka expensive).  It was an investment for our family.  for a trip like this do we need high quality tents?  I've had lots of people offer there tents.  Do you think just the average 3 or 4 person tent will suffice?  Thanks again!