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makes good tents and is touting a greener manufacturing process. Not sure how for realz it is, but it gave me warm fuzzies when I bought mine. Should be able to come into what you want for considerably less than $300, and I'll make another suggestion. I recently had a dilemma in that I wanted an UL shelter for canoe camping. What I didn't want was to spend $300 for a silnylon tarp as that just didn't make sense for me. What I ended up doing was buying a Big Agnes Lynx Pass 3 and having this gentleman http://shumateshelters.com/ make me an anklet for it. He's a super nice guy and did a good and prompt job for me. Now I can set up the whole tent or just use the fly, poles and anklet without needing the footprint. My main motivation was to save the tent floor from the ravages of Roll-A-Cot vs gravel bar, but this arrangement also saves weight and space, and now I have a tent and an UL shelter for $200. I'm very happy with how it turned out and I think this might be a good option for you. Happy hunting.