You have two basic types of tents, those with external support and those with internal supports. Those with internal supports tend to be bigger than two man tents and are sometimes called "wall tents." Almost all of them require you to put together some rods of some type to provide the support. Along with that, most have some sort of tie down or spikes to keep the tent on the ground in high winds. To withstand bad weather some sort of fly needs to be added on the outside. What you need to do is to go to Cabelas or REI or some other big camping store and look at them. More importantly, you need to practice putting up the tent before you go camping. Most of the external support tents are easy to do is you practiced ahead of time. Just put the rods together, run them thru the grooves and grommets, hammer in a few stakes, throw on the fly and you are done. Most can be done by one person in less than ten minutes.