My last dog was a Border Collie, now you couldn't have a better dog built for distance. I used to take him camping. It was funny watching him try to get out of the tent, because the door became invisible to him once we were zipped in. He'd go to any corner, and do the go out stare. I didn't stake him out unless I had too. A Border Collie at full speed on a wire line was a dangerous thing.
My Doberman has a pack, but he doesn't camp. Dobies don't do weather colder than 70 or warmer than 72.
Im interested in how this works out. My next dog is going to be an all weather dog, maybe an Italiano Spinone. I love taking my dog out with me.