Purchasing a Tent

Picking a tent comes down to size, durability, and cost. It’s a good rule to add 1 to the number of people who will be sleeping in the tent. This will leave room for clothes bags, shoes, and other things. Some factors to consider are the number of pockets and windows, floor space, and internal height. Some of the larger tents will allow you to stand. The stakes that come with most tents are usually pretty thin so purchasing a separate set of thicker stakes is a good idea.


Many campers prefer sleeping in their vehicles. Some have vehicles properly equipped with a flat sleeping surface and/or they can’t be bothered with the time and hassle of pitching a tent. If conditions are right you may also opt to sleep under the stars with just a pad and sleeping bag.

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