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Choosing the Right Tent

So you wants to get more into camping and you want a newer tent than the one old Uncle Fred left from from his surplus army store that closed back in the thirties.
When you go out to purchase that new part of your next camping trip, knowing a little about them might be a good idea, and considering what you have in mind to use it for is also something you’re going to have to add to the equation,.
Most tents have just about the same parts.

 The tent pictured here is a middle weight, retailing for about 289 USD

Those are the fly, which is a waterproof shield that keeps the top of the tent dry, the canopy, which is a tent inside a tent with walls that are breathable to keep the formation of condensation down, and the poles, that can number from as few as two to as many as ten, depending on what you’ve got.The materials from which the tent is made also tend to be similar in nature if not the same.
Most flies will be made of waterproofed nylon or polyester, which is durable, wears well, and resists elemental damage in most cases.
The canpy will most likely be nylon or canvas and the floor will be coated nylon or canvas to assure that its waterproof.
The poles, should be of a good quality aluminum.

Where you’re going to find they vary most is in how they are put together.
The ones used for summer will have a canopy that is largely mesh, a soft of covered portion over the door and are quite light weight.

A smaller tent will be easier to heat in winter time

The next step is the three season tent, with less mesh, a far more generous and better built fly, a more rugged set of poles and a heavier material.One of the newer varieties of ten is the convertible tent, which is adapable to be used in summer, snow or severe weather areas, by using it in a particular way, adding or subtracting various poles.
One of the convertible tents will be a costly proposition, beginning at about 300 dollars, but will readily deal with just about ninety percent of the camping that the normal camper will do.

The highest quality tent you will purchase will be an expedition tent, or a winter camping tent, that has a larger floor, barely any mesh, far heavier poles to handle snow buildup and windy condidtions and vestibules that are supported by ples.
They will weigh rather a lot more to pack in, and in point of fact will also cost the most, beginning at about 400 USD and heading up in cost from there.

When you select your tent, don’t consider just the color and size.
Choose one that will give you what youi need for floor plans, places to stash things inside and perhaps pockets to stash the things you need to stash inside the tent.
Also take into account any weather that you might want to use the tent in, so that you know what to look for in hardiness.

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