Buying A Camping Tent
Whenever a person thinks of camping, visions of a camping tent and sleeping bag are the first things that come to mind. This is because the a camping tent is the item that will be used most while camping. Tents provide a safe place to sleep as well as a comfortable place to escape from the wind, the rain, the heat, and the cold. It comes as no surprise that campers always strive to get the best tents available to them prior to going out camping.
I’ve slept out in the great outdoors many times and have been in both good and bad tents. I wrote this article to give you a good idea of what to look at before buying the perfect tent for your trip. Once you have finished with this page, you’ll be able to find the best tents to meet all of your particular camping needs.
First of all, you need to decide what kind of camping you will be doing. A car camping tent will be much different than a backpacking tent. Although you can use a backpacking tent for car camping, you should not ever expect to bring a car camping tent with you on a backpacking trip. The weight of a car camping tent is simply too much to bear during a long hiking trip.
After you have chosen a type of tent to purchase, you’ll want to choose a tent size. Keep in mind that a tents rating is typically not very accurate when it comes to how many people can fit in it. For instance, if you have a tent rated for four people it will probably only comfortably sleep two people.
Another consideration will be the climate that the tent is meant to be used in. You can choose from summer tents, three season tents, and even four season tents. The type you choose will be entirely dependent on the weather you will be camping out in.
The style of the tent you purchase will be another purchasing criteria. Dome tents, tunnel tents, and A styled tents are all available for purchase. The shape of the A style tent is very similar to the letter A. This type of tent is the least comfortable. A tunnel tent is wider than an A tent and gives the camper a bit more room to maneuver around in.
Just remember that the best tents to buy will vary from trip to trip and you will save yourself a lot of confusion.