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What to Look for When Buying a New Camping Tent

What to Look for When Buying a New Camping Tent

Camping can be made even more enjoyable when it is done with the proper gear. A warm sleeping bag and thick mattress can make overnight stays more comfortable, but choosing the right camping tent for the job is essential. They come in many shapes and sizes that are suitable for all purposes.

Most smaller and many larger tents are in the shape of a dome. They are compact to carry and easy to setup. A dome tent can sleep from one to five people, and can be staked down for security against the elements. Often when families go camping together the parents will provide and additional ten for the kids, allowing the younger campers to have a space of their own. Even camping dogs can get their own bedroom with the scaled-down version that is aptly called a pet tent.

For individuals on the hiking trail, a hiking tent can be useful. They are lightweight, durable, one-man structures that are perfect for toting in the wilderness or along a trail. They are long and thin and easy to carry. Larger groups intending on staying in one location might be interested in cabin tents. This 2 room tent has dividers inside to offer privacy for changing or sleeping, or when someone just needs a little alone time. Cabin tents are generally longer, stretched out versions of the dome tent, and a new tunnel shaped design can hold up to twelve campers. Some camping areas have restrictions on the number of tents that can be set up per sight. A 2 room structure can provide the most space on one sight while staying within the campground’s restrictions.

So sometimes its better to pitch one huge tent for the whole gang to stay in, in order to stay within the rules of that particular campground, and avoid paying more money for having an extra tent in your site. For larger parties of people to get out of the weather there are large screen tents. these are particularly useful for laying out a large spread of food for parties and larger gatherings while camping. Not only are these great for keeping the food and guests out of the weather, it seems flies and bees are always present when your out camping in the woods and these screen tents do a great job of keeping these pests out. Most have fold down side panels for privacy while sleeping also.