Just wanted to chime in as an fellow woman PUP owner. I can set up my PUP all by myself. I could NOT set up my tent by myself. It was too big and needed two people. (Lucky for me that there were friends at the campground if I were to go alone.) Before purchasing a PUP, I made sure that I could do the set up. It was a necessity that I could do it on my own if the situation arose. I do have a DH, but a time could arise that he wouldn't be available and I'd be heading off alone. The PUP set-up and it's routine maintenance is something that I can easily do. As far as bearing packing and all that, if DH couldn't, or wouldn't, I would consider paying to have it done. Just like I do for our automobiles. It's not really that much different. Don't let the fact that you are a female discourage you from pursuing your interests and hobbies!