How to Choose the Perfect Camping Tent

One of the most essential things that you will need when you go camping is a good tent. Having a great camping tent can save you time and money in the long run if you see that camping is truly going to be your escape from the world. However, if you are a novice to tent buying, you may be wondering which one is the best for your needs. By understanding about tents and how to correctly choose one, you will be ensuring that you and your family will have a very memorable experience when they go on an outdoor excursion.

The first thing that you definitely need to know is what time of the year you are going camping. This is fundamental knowledge that you need to know when purchasing a tent. The camping tents are broken down into three categories for a consumer to choose from when they are looking to purchase a tent.

The first category is the all season tent. This is the tent that can be used at any time of the year. However, they are not recommended to be taken on top of Mount Everest because they cannot stand up to harsh winter elements.

Another type of tent is the season three tent. These are made for harsher elements such as heavy downpours, but they again are not recommended for the very harsh winters. However, if you are planning a trip to attempt the largest summit climb in the world then you should choose the season four tents. These are made especially to resist harsh winter weather no matter where you may be camping. If you are just planning a great family outing, then the all season tent will more than likely work best.

Another thing to consider when purchasing a camping tent is what the weather is forecasted. If you just randomly plan to go camping and do not have an extra tarp or a tent that does not have some sort of floor with it, then you could be sleeping in mud or with a constant drip on your nose. Luckily we live in the modern age and today camping tents have come a long way. They have waterproof floors built directly into them so that you can stay nice and dry all they time, while still enjoying nature at her best.

One other option that you should look for when purchasing a camping tent is that it has plenty of ventilation. Usually tents have zippered windows that will allow for air flow. Keep in mind, though, that you want these windows to have some sort of mesh lining on them to help with the bugs that usually accompany any camper.

One aspect that most potential campers do not think about when they are purchasing a camping tent is how hard the tent is to set up. Some of the easiest camping tents to assemble even in the dark are those that are dome shaped or have a frame attached to them. The hardest types to actually set up are the cabin type tents. These can prove to be a pain when you are tired from driving and kids are ready to go to bed. Easy set-up is essential when choosing a proper tent.

Going camping is a great family experience that one should not miss out on simply because they are afraid to pitch a tent. However, do not be swayed by a sales person who is looking to sell you the most expensive and cumbersome tent that their store has to offer. By doing your research before hand you can go to the store and shop for a camping tent with confidence.

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