If you love to spend your time outdoors, then you might have tried camping over night in a beautiful surrounding. It’s a time which you take out from your busy schedule, to enjoy life to the fullest. If you are out in the hills you often won’t need an expensive mountaineering tent that is designed for serious use on a big expedition. Often a simple and lightweight shelter such as the Vango Ultralight will be fine.
Camping tents are available in many different shapes, sizes and to suit your need for different weather condition. There are some tents designed for all weather conditions and that have good resistance to heavy winds. The four season tent act as a barrier against moderate rain, snow and extreme cold weather too.
Before buying a camping tent, you must decide the purpose and the features of the tent you are going to buy. How often do you go camping? If the answer is “frequently”, then you might prefer to buy a tent that is light in weight and can be used in all seasons, and weather conditions. If you’re tired of carrying lots of heavy equipment a long distance to your site, you’ll agree taht a tent should be light weight. The cost of these tents varies depending upon the number of people it can accommodate and its material. A four-season tent for two people can cost up to $700. (For a summer tent that will last one season, you can spend less than $100.)
Once you are done with the purchase of a good camping tent, it’s time to take care of it. Failure to use the tent properly can damage it, so always have a practice session before you take your tent camping. Keeping your tents safe and in good condition is also important to enjoy them without any trouble for many more years to come. Pack away some clean rags in your tent carrying bag prior to each campout. When you’re ready to break down your tent wipe any debris from the outside of the tent with the clean rag damp with water. Pay particular attention to sap from overhead trees, and debris from birds. Carry a small whisk broom and pan with you and sweep out your tent floor. When you set up your tent use a ground cloth underneath that is larger than the dimensions of the tent. If the ground cloth is not quite big enough to allow you adequate space in front of your tent opening, you can use an old shower curtain as a “front porch”. Don’t walk into your tent with muddy or dusty shoes. You can keep a plastic box with a lid (such as a Rubbermade tub) in front of the tent to place your shoes when you go into the tent. (Don’t leave shoes out in the open for spiders and insects to crawl into!) If you have to pack up your tent when moist or wet, be sure to unpack it (the same day, if practical) and dry out thoroughly, to avoid mildew or mold.
Keep them clean after you return from your expedition and store them in a good place out of the sunlight and dust, and your tent should last you multiple seasons.