I have two tents (three actually, as one is a convertible).

If I know I am not going to experience heavy rains (like bping in Arizona) then I go with my light weight tent. Used it for several seasons now and it shows little sign of wear.

If I expect heavy rains then I use my other tent (SD Alpha CD). If I expect snow (heavy) then I toss in the snow fly.

I tried hammocks for a while, but found them to be a pain. Don't get me wrong, I like them, but I found it a pain trying to find two trees at the right distance, getting the "hang" right, rain coming in from either end.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intent of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!