I guess I always try to set the tower up with the tri-bander. But you're right, the best field day for me would be a nice quiet spot high enough to see 360° and use my FT-857D with a tuner and a dipole or two.
Sitting right outside my tent, the weather is nice, the birds are singing, and making contacts seems like a breeze. That's what I want. Who has a GP Small tent to set up so we can just drive up there easily, and make it fun?