One question I often get from people who ask me for advice on family camping is how to choose a good camping tent. With so many types of tents to choose from, even an experienced camper can easily get confused by the confusing variety of tent options.
Here are some basic tips to keep in mind when choosing your family camping tent. You can find affordable surplus tents via https://www.usmilitarytents.com/surplus-tents.aspx.
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1. Size your tent
First and foremost, when choosing a tent, you need to know how many people you need for a tent. You don't want your whole family crammed into a tent with not enough space for everyone to sleep well.
2. The location of your camp
You will need to determine the likely weather conditions at the location where you will camp. Different weather can have different impacts on the tent. Windy areas need a tent with strong posts, stakes, and anchor ropes.
3. Quick and easy tent installation
Choose a camp that is easy to set up. Tents come in four main forms: umbrella, A-frame, geodesic or "dome", and walls. Umbrellas are the most common family camping tents because there is plenty of room to stand, large windows, and rain flying overhead.
4. Materials for tents and poles
For a more durable tent, look for a tent with good material. Most tents are made of nylon. Coated nylon is used for sealing. Better tents use thicker fabrics and more polyester rain.