Choosing a Camping Tent
So you have decided that you are going camping, but first, you need a tent. Choosing a tent can be quite overwhelming, even if you choose the online method of purchasing one, there are still thousands of potential options. So what should you do in order to cut down on the chaos of selection? For one, you should take heed of the following suggestions.
Are you going camping alone, just how many of you are going on the trip; the number of persons going camping determines the size of the tent. If you are camping alone, you wouldn’t need the same size tent as if you are going with your family. Also related to the size of the tent, is the size of you, if you are larger in stature, you should choose a tent large enough to offer you enough room to facilitate your comfort.
The time of the year that you plan to go camping also plays a role in determining what type of tent is chosen. There are different tents made for different seasons, a three-season tent will protect you during the summer, spring, and fall. It will allow the wind to travel freely throughout the tent, keeping you cool. It will not be safe, however, during severe weather conditions. If your camping trip is later in the year, during cold conditions, it may be better to purchase a four-season tent, which can withstand the elements.
During your visit to the camping equipment store, or when you are browsing online for a tent, you will notice that there are many styles. How do you know which style is best? Well, all you have to do is to find one that best suits what you like, one that caters best to your needs. If having liveable space is important to you, a cabin-style tent may be a good fit for you.
If being able to stand up straight is important, you should choose a tent that maximizes peak height, thereby allowing you to stand completely erect while you are inside your tent. Getting dressed in a tent-like this would be far easier than any other choice.
Tall people should consider the floor-length of the tent, after all, you need to sleep, and who would want to sleep all buckled up for the duration of their camping trip, only to have to visit the chiropractor on their return. If you are six feet and over, the floor-length of the tent is something that must be considered!
When camping with your family, more than one door may be necessary. The cabin-style tent is usually equipped with more than one door. Therefore, when your family member needs to get outside in the middle of the night, you need not be awakened.
Camping can be a very fun and relaxing experience, the tedious nature of selecting a camping tent can be a daunting task, but just bear these tips in mind and hopefully, you will find your tent without too much stress!