About Camping And Tents
A Guide to Camping Tents and Supplies
Whilst camping has always been popular for weekend breaks, festivals and holidays, the recent economic downturn has see a surge of interest in camping holidays. More people than ever are holidaying at home, enjoying the beauty and wonder of England`s favourite camping hotspots. The good news in that an increase in popularity means that facilities are constantly being upgraded, as trends state that when demand grows, so supply does to match it.
Some of the most popular camping destinations in the UK are Three Cliffs Bay - Swansea, Turner Hall Farm - Cumbria, The Warren - Kent and Vale of Pickering - Yorkshire. Prices and facilities vary, and it may be advisable to book ahead.
Whether you are going weekend camping at a festival, or taking the family on a summer holiday camping trip, your most vital piece of equipment will be your camping tent. Knowing what features and functions to look for in a tent, can be very helpful when it comes to selecting a camping tent for your trip.
Firstly, decide on your budget and how many people you expect your tent to accommodate. A general rule of thumb is that you should buy a tent that has a people capacity `two` more than you expect to sleep in it. For example, if two people are going camping, then buy a four person tent. This allows adequate room for both people to sleep and also room for your clothing and equipment. If children are accompanying you, or you are going camping in couples, then consider a multi-room tent - which will allow you some privacy. Also look for a tent that has a screen room attached for storage or perhaps as an eating or changing area.
Features to look for in tents include:
Poles whilst Steel (heavy) and Aluminium are going to be stronger fibreglass
will be cheaper and take up less room when packing away .
Double stitching and folded seams - to minimise leakage
One Piece floor tub or sig (sown in ground sheet) - to help prevent the wind
blowing through the tent and to ensure your tent is waterproof
Strong Guy lines, heavy duty zips and stake loops - to help keep your tent up
A good quality fly sheet - to keep your tent dry
You should also consider a tent with a roof vent for added ventilation and a tent that incorporates meshing to keep bugs out.
Popular tent brands include:
Outdoor Revolution Tents
|Small Technical Tent
|| Medium Size Tent
Large Family Tent
All of these brands supply tents with the essential functions and features you would look for in a quality camping tent.
So, whether you choose a two person tent, or think that
4 person tents would be more suited to your needs, do not forget to give some consideration to other camping supplies you may require. Heaters, stoves, camping toilets, cooking equipment, fridges and cool boxes are all vital accessories to make a camping trip essential. Do not forget a good
foot print ground sheet will help protect the tent floor, and take care
when choosing your sleeping bag, ensure it is the right `season rating`
for the camping you intend doing and the right size / type for you