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Lightweight Tents- Do Not Get Blown Away

Aug 17, 2007
If you have ever been camping before then you know the importance of lightweight packing. Cutting down on the weight you carry with you will make things easier in the long run. Heavy tents can be a big burden to lug around if you are on the go. Lightweight tents are ideal for packing light. They are fast to assemble and quick to take down and fold up for easy storage.
But how light should you go? You do not want to go so lightweight that you will have trouble keeping the tent safely on the ground. This can be a real problem when using lightweight tents for outing such as shaded protection at the beach. The lightweight tents are ideal for beach goers as they do not add much to the weight you have to lug down to the beach front, but if you do not carefully anchor the tent down, you may end up chasing it down the beach.

Having your lightweight tent blow away while camping is less likely to happen, as you will generally have your gear stored inside making for a good anchor. It is always good to use the proper stakes and poles to assemble your lightweight tent. So how do you know which is the right one for you? Here is a list of questions to go by when choosing the right tent.

1. What will you be using the tent for? Will you be sleeping in it or will you be using it for hanging out with friends? If you will have a few people in the tent then you will want to make sure you get one that will accommodate everyone in the party. If you are using it for sleeping and storing gear, then you will not need a tall tent, you will need one that will fit your sleeping needs.

2. Will you have to carry the tent with you daily for back packing? If this is the case then you will not have to worry so much about quality but how lightweight it is for easy storage. You will not want to lug around a heavy tent as it will be difficult to carry.

3. Do you get Claustrophobic? If you are not good in tight spaces then you will want to get a roomier tent to allow you the feeling of a spacious room. These can also be of lightweight material and are easy to use for setup and take down.

4. Do you prefer lightweight or fast set up? There are such tents that offer the best of both worlds and if you do some research you will find a happy medium.

Basic Information On Lightweight Tents

Perhaps one of the lightest tents to travel with is a l2 person ultra light tent that weighs just under 3 pounds. The design of the tent helps keep condensation down and allows for good air flow. When you first get your tent you will want to try it out perhaps in your living room or in the yard. This will let you know what you need to do for setup and tear down of the tent.

The Single lay tents tend to have more condensation on the inside. This is also true for the tents that state that they are water proof and breathable. Testing the tent out will let you know if it is a right fit before you venture out into the wild. You do not want to be stuck trying to put it up for the first time in the rain. Knowing your tent will make your trip a smooth adventure.
For your light weight beach tents, you will want to make sure they have a good sturdy anchoring system to prevent your tent from taking flight. There are many of these type of tents available so check into which one is the right size for your needs.
About the Author
Warren L. Smith offers a fountain of information on such tents as: pop-up tents and campers, family tents, party tents, and even trailer tents. For the best up to date information on all essential tents for camping, go to http://www.tentsandmoreonline.com/
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