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Choosing a family camping tent

March 30, 2009

Camping is one of the best ways to bring the family together and have fun in the outdoors.Even the youngest kids can benefit from a camping experience.Every part of a camping trip provides an opportunity for teaching.Even pitching the family camping tent offers good teaching tools for kids.Before you go make sure you have the right family camping tent from the start.

Camping tents for the family come in many shapes, styles, colors and sizes.There’s one for every family depending on their needs.Tent manufactures have made camping tents better with longer lasting and weatherproff materials.Sometimes you may get caught in bad weather and these tents can help make your camping experience much better.

Before anything else, find a family camping tent that is of the best quality.A good family camping tent is durable and can withstand even severe weather conditions.Find several possible choices, Choose one that fits your family’s needs and preferences.It could be a large room design or one with tunnels between rooms for the kids to have fun.

If camping is going to be a lifelong hobby, you probably want your investment to last as long as possible.Are you planning to have more kids? Factor this into the size of family camping tent you plan to buy.If your kids are small, they will certainly need more room five years from now.Consider buying a larger tent that will accommodate your family longer.

Camping tents come in many styles and types of materials.Whatever family camping tent you choose, you’re off to a great start for making camping memories that will last a lifetime.

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Choosing a Camping Tent

February 9, 2009

With the difficult economic times we’re facing, many couples are turning back to camping as a low cost alternative to traditional hotel vacations. Once you get past the initial outlay for camping equipment the savings come from every direction. First, the cost of a campsite is almost always less than half the cost of a hotel room in a comparable location. Second, instead of spending big bucks on three restaurant meals per day, you can prepare meals at your campsite and every meal becomes a family picnic.Let’s face it, a picnic basket full of groceries will cost much less than dinner at even a moderately priced restaurant. Ok, your sold on the idea? Let’s talk about choosing the right camping tent for your needs.

One of the main things you’re going to need to consider what time of year you plan on camping. When I was a kid, a tent was a tent and if it rained, you got wet and if it was cold out, you froze. Fortunately times have changed and tents are much better equipped to handle the elements than they were 40 years ago. Today’s camping tents are generally classified by the number of seasons they’re intended to be used in.

A “three season” tent is designed for spring, summer and fall in most regions. If you don’t plan on doing any winter camping, this is the choice for you. Three season tents come in a variety of sizes, shapes and prices. Models are available to sleep as few as two people and as many as 10. When shopping for a three season tent, make sure you choose one with windows that are protected by an awning known as a rainfly. This will allow you to keep the windows open during light and moderate rain without getting wet while you wait out the storm. In other words, choose a tent that will let the air in and keep the moisture out. One thing you can count on, you will catch a rainy day on a camping trip sometime.

If you’re planning on camping in any kind of harsh winter conditions, you’ll need to choose a “four season” camping tent. They often have better floors that are not only waterproof but are better insulated against the cold. They are also made of heavier grade materials and are better equipped to handle the difficult elements that winter can bring. I actually question the use of “four season” for these tents. They are so well insulated that camping in warm summer conditions can be quite uncomfortable in a four season tent. Four season tents are also considerably more expensive than three season tents so unless you’re planning on camping in harsh winter conditions, a three season tent is probably best for you.

Once you’ve decided on the type of tent is best for you, I’d suggest you visit Camping Gear Stop. We offer an excellent selection of three and four season camping tents in a variety of sizes and price ranges.

“Choosing the best tent”

December 22, 2008

Camping is a great way to get away from all the stress and headaches that comes with everyday life.It’s also a great way to spend sometime in the outdoors with the people you love.Before you go make sure you choose the correct tent you’ll need.

Here are a few tips for picking a tent that gives you all the modern advantages without the traditional headache.The first thing you should do in order to pick the correct tent is decide on the size of tent you’ll need.

Tents are made for a specific number of campers.An example would be something like a single camper would only need a single tent but a family will need something much larger with alot of room you get the picture i’m sure.

Most tents on the market will have a capacity label describing how many campers the tent will hold.After you choose the correct size you will need to then think about the weather conditions you’ll be camping in.

Now it’s time to decide which tent you’ll choose.Their is a three season tent and a four season tent.

The three season tents are intended for spring summer and fall.They perform well in mild wind and rain but they are not designed or suited to handle large amounts of snow or high winds.A three season tent may not fall if a couple of inches of snow fell but i wouldn’t want to get caught in a winter storm with one.

If you plan on camping in the winter then you should choose a four season tent.They are very sturdy and usually integrate one or two additional poles into the tents design to fortify the walls and help them stand up against high winds or heavy snow loads.

Just remember whatever tent  you choose have fun and be safe.