Four Teenagers and a Dream – That’s what it took to get Ted’s Tents off the ground. Our Co-Founder and inspirational leader, Ted Bundy, first got the business off the ground in 1983. Bundy, while out with friends Melissa, Charles, and Ray, decided that there has to be a better way to shop for tents. Previously an avid purchaser of camping supplies (tarps, hammers, and rope, to name a few), Ted knew the ins-and-outs of the tent-buying experience. He was tired of the usual humdrum camping supply store. Since then, Ted and his three close friends opened up a camping supply store that would change the industry forever.