How to Choose a Camping Tent
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How to Choose a Camping Tent I the Ultimate Guide

Here is the right guideline for how to choose a camping tent. There are different types of tent according to their characteristics. That is why; we must take into account different aspects when choosing the tent to acquire to meet our expectations.

  • First of all we will have to take into account the main factors that will influence the purchase of the tent: dimension, weight and use. These aspects are what will make us decide the final acquisition.
  • Secondly, there are the secondary points to consider, such as the weather conditions, the type of assembly and the design.

Six Factors are Discussed for
How to Choose Camping Tents

1. Size

One of the first questions to ask when buying a tent is how many people will sleep in the tent. Also, take into account the dimensions of the luggage and / or material to be taken. In addition, in case you ever camped with one other person, the same tent will fulfill your needs.

On the other hand, it should be considered the type of exit that is made: how many days it lasts, if they are going to spend many nights in the tent, if it is essential to rest well ... Since it depends on these characteristics will need inflatable mattresses, they will occupy more space than the mats.

2. Weight

Particular attention should be given to this point depending on the type of output to be made. This will happen in the case of a mountain climbing and trekking, since we will have to be aware that, apart from the material one will carry, it will also have to load the tent. In these occasions we advise to spread the weight among the different hikers so that the route does not become so heavy for the one who loads the tent.

3. Use

Depending on the type of activity to be performed, the tent must meet certain characteristics.

  • Mountaineering and mountain. In this case, the point to take more into account is that it is resistant to inclement weather.
  • Trekking, Hiking or camping. Known as 3-season tents, it has to offer protection, comfort and resistance. However, if they are short exits and a forecast is made, there are lighter, but less resistant stores.
  • Camping or family camping. They are considered 2-season tents because they would not withstand storms or high winds. They are ideal for use in campsites. What should be considered is its breadth and comfort, as it will be like your home for a few days. It should be noted that there are tents in which you only have a sitting position, and others, as is the case of those that are carp type, you can stand.

4. Meteorological Conditions

One of the most relevant aspects when choosing a tent is its resistance to inclement weather, rain, wind or other weather conditions that can occur. Above all it is important that it is resistant to different weather conditions if what we want is to be able to go trekking or mountaineering with it.

As discussed above, the weight should be taken into account. Unfortunately, those lighter tents are the least resistant. So in case of fast cycling or mountain trails, we advise you to choose a light tent to carry more comfortably.

5. Mounting

In case of foreseeing bad weather, a quick, easy and comfortable assembly will be appreciated, since you can protect before rain, snow or wind. However, this factor is not of such relevance because all tents tend to be fairly simple to assemble.

What can help us choose the tent is the number of pickets you need to keep it secure. Keep in mind that in the mountain not all terrain is soft, so it may take longer to nail a spike.

6. Design

Tents can be igloo or Canadian type (peak shaped). Both can have one or more rooms. Those models suitable for 1 or 2 people usually have only one room. They may also have a separate storage space for luggage.

On the other hand, family tents for 5-8 people usually have more than one room; although there are also one-room family tents.

How to choose a tent for camping

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Recommendations for how to choose a camping tent

  • Before storing the tent, make sure it is dry.
  • Clean it and straighten all the pins so that the next time you use it doesn’t take surprises.
  • Make sure the soil does not have stones or roots to avoid tearing the soil. In addition, this way you ensure that you can sleep comfortably.
  • When mounting the tent, look at where the wind comes from, and fix it in the opposite direction. In case it was not so, there would be the possibility that the wind would take the tent.
  • In the assembly, the winds tighten well that the tent carries are tense. This will allow you to tighten the double roof and separate it from the room. Thus the air chamber will be well defined. In this way your will properly use its thermal insulation function.
  • Put a plastic under the tent to avoid moisture.

About the Author Donna Owens

Hello, I'm Donna; A traveler addicted to adventure, diving, and mountain. I've been touring the world for six years and I hope to inspire you to travel with fascinating stories, photographs, and mountain routes.

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