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3 Tips On Choosing The Perfect Tent For Camping!

Dec 11, 2007
Getting the right kind of basic camping gear is of utmost importance in determining the fun factor in your outdoor vacation's success scope and knowing which is the best type of tent for camping outdoors in a particular season is the best way to begin narrowing down your search.

At times, a tent for camping serves as temporary home, at times it's your shield from the elements of nature - at others, it helps to provide shelter for your family's needs, so in all ways, a tent for camping needs to be security, durability and comfort ratios equally to be a good buy for any enjoyable camping trip. From the many factors that determine the right selection of a tent for camping, we have taken the gist out of the most crucial factors and enumerated them for you here: prime being location of camp-site, how many campers are to be lodged in the tent and what facilities are you looking to find in a camping tent.

1. Firstly, when considering a tent for camping, especially if you are a US citizen, its vital to point out that here this basic outdoor home is typically divided into two types - 3 season and 4 season. The first kind (3 season) tent is intended for use only in the summer, fall and spring seasons as the material used is lightweight and not suitable for colder weather. The second kind (4 seasons) is made especially for winter camping or high altitude camping and constructed out of heavy, insulated fabric.

2. Next, the number of campers you have to put up in the tent is of secondary importance as the size of the tent is to be decided by the amount of space required. At times, couples or families may want privacy so divide the needs for a tent into one or more per group; otherwise, opt for buying a tent with dividing flaps that separate distinct spaces to create smaller rooms for groups. If there is more expected beyond sleeping in the tent, you may want to look for more head room and wider panels - so judge activities inside the tent before purchasing.

3. Thirdly, the material used for making the tent is also important as it is a deciding factor in the level of protection granted you from the elements of nature besides how it will hold up (weight) in moisture, heavy or light. E.g cotton tents get heavy when wet so most persons opt for nylon and poly-blends fabric in tent choices; it's also smart to check for tents with "hydrostatic head" to judge its waterproofing ability (a high number on the label is good).

Insulated tents that have skins on them to wrap around for channeling water-flow away from the tent-roof are ideal and when coupled with durable ground sheet, will last many years and holidays since this works to make it stronger, keeps water away and prevents easy wear and tear.
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