Do you think of camping? Are you wondering on how to choose a camping tent? The ideas for choosing a tent may seem endless, therefore, to choose the right one, below are a few recommendations. From considering the size of the tent to its material, these tips will help you narrow down which tent will be most suited for your trip.

1. Size First, you need to consider how many people will be staying in the tent. If you are traveling by yourself, then a single person tent should be fine for your needs. Flowever, if you travel with your entire family, you may need a tent that has sufficient capacity for many additional people to sleep and even some “rooms” in which to hang out. All tents should state how many people can fit comfortably in them to help you avoid the packed-in-like-sardines syndrome.

2. Season Look at where and when you plan to go camping. Depending on the season, you may need a different type of tent. There are many tents designed for at least three seasons and some that are specifically geared toward only one. Consider also whether you will be carrying this tent in a backpack or hiking with it. That issue alone may change your preference for the size or weight of your tent.

3. Budget Tents can be very pricey once you start to get into the larger sized options. If you need to remain within a smaller budget, avoid the temptation to look at huge tents that have added rooms, such as screened in sections and skylights. They may make you drool, but if you don’t have the funds, avert your eyes. Pup tents are the most budget friendly but are of course very small.

4. The weight of the tent. Even some of the larger tents come in lighter weights so you can hike and carry it at the same time without too much exertion. They fold down relatively easily but may be bulky or heavy, so you need to determine the most convenient means of transporting the tent to your site. The larger tents are best brought by car, whereas 2-person tents are normally fine for hiking.

5. special features Many modern tents have features you would never imagine. From shock-cords that allow for a speedy set-up to mesh panels that keep the bugs out and the breeze in, again, figure out what your basic needs are. If you are camping in the middle of January, breezes and bugs probably aren’t that high on your priority list. In conclusion, you can be sure that by evaluating the tent material used for your particular camping season – as well as whether it offers many amenities such as mesh panels – you can more easily locate and purchase a tent that will truly suit your purposes. Take the time to find just the right kind of tent because you will need it to protect yourself from the elements and give you the comfort you need to enjoy a great camping trip.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Elaine and I'm a self proclaimed "do it yourself addict". I am the mother of the best 11 year old boy ever and my husband's not too shabby either