Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Essential Camping Tip For Choosing the Right Tent

Camping is an outdoor adventure for some and a way of life
for others. When you think of "camping", several things come to mind:

* sleeping under the stars in a cozy tent
* cooking over a roaring campfire
* hiking the trails of a lush forest
* huddling around the campfire to share stories

Camping isn't limited to the woods, many people also camp wherever they can pitch a tent. Why not? What makes camping so popular is that it's so easy. Choose a spot, pitch a tent, build a fire and enjoy.

Well, it's a little more than that. You should have a plan before you hit the camping trail. Yes, a plan.

By preparing yourself for your camping adventure, you'll be sure to have everything you need to enjoy it. Write down the list of the camping gear and camping supplies you'll need before you set out on the road.

One of the best camping tips I can give you is to take time to choose the proper equipment. Buying the right gear will ensure a fun and adventurous camping trip!

Your most important piece of outdoor camping gear is your tent. Choosing one can be overwhelming for some because there are many different types of camping tents on the market. Why not check out the local sports store. Many of them have outdoor camping tents on display where you can go inside and get a feel for them.

What Size?
1. Decide on the size of tent you want. Essentially, if you have 2 people, you would want to get a 4 person tent. This way, you'll have room for your camping gear and more space to move around.

If you're a lone camper, then a one man tent may suffice but they don't offer much room for your gear so I would recommend a 2 person tent. That way, if you decide to hit the trail or beach, you won't have to leave your camping gear outside your tent.

2. Camping tents are very affordable. Of course, the bigger the tent, the more expensive, but buying an outdoor camping tent of good quality will last you years, which makes them a excellent investment.

If you're an occasional one-a-year-camper, then a less expensive tent will suffice. Otherwise, it's really a matter of preference. Remember, you get what you pay for.

What type of tent?
3. Dome tents are by far the most popular tents on the market. They offer durable nylon walls and mesh screens for ventilation. Almost all have a rain fly, which is a large piece of material that is attached over the top of the tent to keep rain from entering.

Dome tents are very easy to put together, are lightweight and, when packed, take very little space.

The proper choice of a tent is an important one. Choosing the proper tent is covered at length in my free ebook, Essential Camping Tips. You can download it at www.essentialcampingtips.com

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I've been camping for over 30 years and there's nothing that compares to it. My secret to the ultimate camping adventure is planning! I'll show you how to get the most of your camping trip with my free weekly tips.


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