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Oct 18

Going Hiking In The Winter? Here’s What You Need To Know

By John Hawthorne | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

Some of you may think the idea of camping during the winter is insane. Surely only a glutton for punishment or a hardcore outdoors lover would dream up such a crazy scheme. You love the outdoors, but your camping is only going to happen in the summer.

The truth is, winter camping can actually be quite refreshing.

If you are looking for some solitude and snow, a winter camping trip is the perfect getaway. Instead of flocking to the beach to find rest and relaxation, try bundling up and heading north.

However, before you begin your excursion it is important to understand the specific types of shelter, food, and clothing needed to prepare yourself for the adventure ahead. The worst thing you can do is wander into the frigid wilderness unprepared. That’s a recipe for disaster.

Here’s what you need to know before your next winter camping trip.

Shelter

Camping Shelter

Having a suitable base camp to return to after a long day of hiking is essential for your safety and comfort during the trip. Your tent must be sturdy and able to protect you from elements like wind, ice, and cold nights.

Can you imagine having your tent ripped off you in subzero weather at 2:00 AM? It’s like something out of The Revenant. The right shelter is crucial.

Three-Season Tent

Three-Season Tents will work for a trip in a mild climate that has stable weather patterns. If you’re heading to places like Colorado or Utah, a three season tent will be the perfect shelter. When using this tent, ensure that you situate your camp in a sheltered area to minimize wind exposure. For extra protection against ice storms, bring a tarp to cover your tent in inclement weather.

And remember the first rule of winter camping: The moment you say, “Surely there won’t be any ice storms,” you’re going to find yourself buried in block of ice.

Four-Season Tent

Four season tents are invaluable when heading to harsher climates. These tents are made with a heavy-duty double walled canvas material and are available in a circle or square shape. Four season tents sometimes have a space for a for a stove to keep your shelter warm. Four season tents are more expensive , but are a good investment for serious hikers and hunters.

Snow Shelter

Snow Shelter

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, building a snow shelter is your warmest option. The simplest structure to build is a quinzee–also known as an igloo!

A few guidelines for building a quinzee that would make even the most rugged outdoorsman proud. Katie Roberts recommends:

  • Mark a circle in the snow sufficient to sleep in and allowing for the thickness of the walls of your quinzee. Remember, you’re going to be fitting your entire body in this thing. Give yourself enough space.
  • Stir up the snow in the center of your circle while adding more snow from outside the circle.
  • Continue adding and mixing up the snow until you have a large mound that domes at the top.
  • Poke a few sticks into this mound about 12 to 18 inches. This will be a gauge for the thickness of your walls

After taking a lunch break, head inside to smooth the inside walls and get situated. Perhaps consider adding some decorations, such as a few throw rugs, some antique furniture, and a television. Just kidding.

Sleeping Bag

Winter Sleeping Bag

Your sleeping bag is an essential part the shelter needed for your trip. Your sleeping bag will act as an extra layer of protection from the cold while in your shelter. Bags are available in the traditional rectangle sharp and “mummy” shapes.

Mummy bags are available in longer lengths, giving you an extra storage space at the bottom of your bag. Mummy bags also offer superior insulation because of the distinct shape. The top is wider than the bottom, wrapping you tightly in a “mummy” position.

Most winter bags are rated for cold temperatures. Choose the rating of your bag depending on the climate you are exploring.

Sleeping Pad

The final layer of protection is a sleeping pad. Sleeping pads are inserted into your sleeping bag and act as extra insulation for your body. Plus, they keep your body from pressing against the hard ground all night, which is a bonus the more old and rickety your become.

These pads are usually inflatable, designed to make packing a breeze. Typically, the best sleeping pad options include a foam and air core. So essentially it’s like you’re sleeping on a Nike Air shoe. Sort of.

Durable shelters protect you physically, but also act as a place of comfort after a testing day. Preparing your shelter, from the tent to your physical core warmth is important for your safety during your trip. Remember, after a day of hiking, you’re going to be cold and exhausted. You want a place to come back and warm up. If you skimp on the shelter you’re going to regret it down the road.

Clothing

Winter Clothing

Once you have secured your shelter, ensure that you have the appropriate clothing for your excursion. Like your shelter, the key to winter camping clothing is layering. You will need layers like long underwear, core warmers, and insulating jackets. It’s always better to overdress for your climate than be unprepared for unexpected cold. If necessary you can strip layers off.

Dry wicking socks will assist in protecting your feet from the sweat produced that can create discomfort. Many seasoned hikers suggest layering your socks. However, if the layering makes your boots too tight do not use this tip.

If your boots become too tight, layering your socks works against you by cutting off circulation – you need blood flowing to your feet to keep them warm.

The most important layer to consider is your boots. Light hiking boots will not work on a winter excursion. Those Uggs your mom bought you for Christmas? Leave them home. Winter boots need to be waterproof and insulating.

Extra Gear

Crampons

Crampons are a tool that attach to your boots to offer stronger traction. Many crampon options are available for moderate to extreme terrain. Be sure to ask an expert which style suits your trek the best. Crampons are especially important if you’re going to be hiking over ice.

Snowshoes

Snowshoes and Skis are used when trekking through snow deeper than one foot. They assist you in staying on the surface and allow you to maneuver through both soft and hard packed snow. Trying to hike mile after mile through knee deep snow will exhaust you in a matter of moments.

Food

Winter Camping

The human body burns more calories when it’s cold, simply to keep warm. According to Princeton University, a person on a winter backpacking trip needs 4,500 to 5,000 calories a day.

This means that your diet for the trip must include high levels of carbs, fats, and protein throughout the day to keep your body fueled. Luckily, it is much easier to pack perishable foods during winter trips because the outdoors is your refridgerator! This allows you to bring things like meat, cheese, and butter– foods that will work to keep your body fueled.

This is also your excuse to double down on all those foods you normally don’t eat. Consider your entire trip one long cheat day on your diet!

For breakfast, double down on protein. Try spreading peanut butter on an english muffin for a quick and easy meal. Also, enjoy your cup of coffee to start the day off warm.

Lunch should include more protein and carbs. Because you can pack meat, it’s easy to make a sandwich with lunchmeat and cheese to refuel.

Dinner should balance protein, carbs, and fats to keep you warm overnight. Try cooking some chicken and rice smothered in butter.

Snacks are easy for winter trips. Bring along things like nuts, almonds, cheese sticks, and chocolate filled gorp (your chocolate won’t melt).

Also, anything you cook with a stove in the cold will use three times the fuel it would during the summer.

Finally, the most important part of your diet on the trip is water. Because your body is burning so many calories, you dehydrate faster. It is easy to forget to drink water when you’re cold, but you must be consciously drinking throughout the day. Drinks like hot cocoa and tea should only boost your calories.

Tips for Trekking

Many other factors, including navigation and downtime, play into the safety and success of your trip. In addition to your three basics needs, mind these factors while you prepare:

  • Don’t rely on your tracks to lead you back to camp. Wind and snow will wipe them away.
  • You will be in your sleeping bag most of the time in your tent. Bring activities like cards that you can play as a group to pass the time.
  • Keep your blood flowing even during downtime. Periodically do jumping jacks, sit ups, or go for a walk to stay warm.
  • Most importantly, it is easier to STAY warm than to GET warm. Check your weather forecast daily and plan your layers accordingly.

Where Should I Go?

Winter Hiking Trials

With so many beautiful locations for a winter camping trip, it’s hard to decide where to explore! Start by visiting these 5 beautiful parks in the United States:

  • Mt. Hood National Forest
    • Located in Oregon, east of Portland
    • Large forest is often overlooked for winter trips with lots of trails for skiing and snowshoeing.
  • National Lakeshore
    • Located on Lake Michigan
    • Plan to visit Pictured Rocks, a popular summer destination is even more beautiful in the winter
  • Yosemite National Park
    • World famous park located in California
    • Easy access to campground during winter months
    • View its sequoias covered in snow from the Wawona Meadow trail or Glacier Point
  • Adirondack Mountains
    • Located in New York
    • Lakes freeze and give access to places you can’t reach during summer months
  • Acadia National Park
    • Located on the Maine coastline
    • Climb up the Gorham Mountain trail for spectacular 360 views

Visiting any of these locations during the winter is sure to keep you wanting more!

Conclusion

Winter camping isn’t just for extremists. As long as you know what you’re doing, and don’t do something stupid like hike in only a t-shirt for hours on end, you can thoroughly enjoy your trip.

During your trip, ensure the fulfillment of your three basic needs: food, clothing, and shelter. Before embarking on your journey, ensure that you have the proper supplies to meet you needs. By taking care of these essentials, you will free yourself to enjoy the world you are exploring and have a successful winter camping trip.

best snacks take camping
Feb 18

17 Best Snacks To Take Camping – Healthy & Simple Recipes for Camping

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

Janet - Family Tent CenterHello, it’s Janet of Family Tent Center. Camping snacks are needed by the campfire or on the trail, but did you know you can easily make the best snack on your trip? In our definition, the best snacks must be healthy, instant and simple to make.

In this article, you will learn useful recipes to be able to eat tasty and healthy at the campsite. The lure of the site snack bar and the ice cream man is lurking, but with the recipes below, you can resist these fine.

In this post, you will get a handy list of ideas and tutorials for healthy and easy camping snacks along with other valuable tips. Here are the 17 best snacks to take camping.

1. Banana Boat Recipe

banana boat - camping dinner recipes

Ingredients:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1/4 cup chocolate or carob seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries or peaches
  • 1/3 cup cereal or cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Recipe:

  • Start the campfire,
  • Slice the banana lengthwise open. Place them on a piece of aluminum foil,
  • Fill out the banana with the above ingredients,
  • Wrap the banana in the foil and bake on the grid for 5-6 minutes, depending on the strength of the fire,
  • Take the banana and leave to cool a little.

2. BBQ Apple Crisp

BBQ Apple Crisp - healthy camping snacks

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats
  • Six tablespoon flour
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Two tablespoon butter and little more Tinfoil
  • 3 apples
  • Dash of lemon juice

Note:

To be able to cook at the campsite, you may need a skottel braai. A skottel braai is a large pan that can be used as a grill, stovetop grill or wok.

For meat, fish as well as vegetables and egg, this pan is ideal. You can use it for breakfast, lunch and evening meals. It offers many opportunities to cook simple healthy. Also, you can fold the pan which he takes up little space.

The aluminum foil from the packing list is ideal to prepare packets of vegetables, sweet potatoes, corn and fish on the BBQ or skottel braai.

3. Campfire Popcorn Bags

Campfire Popcorn Bags - simple recipes for camping

Ingredients:

  • Two tablespoons of popcorn kernels
  • Two tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Sugar as desired
  • Tinfoil

4. Stuffed Apples

best snacks take camping - Stuffed apples

Ingredients:

  • Four large apples
  • 1 lemon
  • Two tablespoons raisins
  • Two tablespoons nuts, seeds or kernels of choice
  • Two teaspoons cinnamon
  • One teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter grass

Recipe:

  • Remove the cores from the apples with a knife or apple corer. Be sure to snap the apples not open.
  • Spread the inside of the apples with lemon juice to prevent discoloration.
  • Put to each apple a large piece of aluminum foil.
  • Mix in a separate bowl with lemon juice, raisins, nuts, seeds and kernels of choice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Put into each hole some of the mixtures and pour over the top of a teaspoon of coconut oil over the hole.
  • Wrap the apples in foil.
  • Place the apples with foil or next to the hot coals of the BBQ and cook for 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Depending on the heat of the coals are they fast or more slowly hot and ready to eat? Check them regularly. If they are soft, they are ready to eat. Enjoy it!

5. Healthy Applepie Ball

food suggestions for camping - healthy appelpie ball

Ingredients for 15 balls:

  • 1 apple
  • 100g raisins
  • 100 grams of oatmeal
  • Pinch of salt and cinnamon
  • 50g grated coconut (to roll your balls)

Recipe:

  • Grate the apple and place in a mixing bowl.
  • Chop all the raisins finely with a machete until it becomes a sticky emulsion and add to the apple in the bowl.
  • Add the oatmeal with apples and raisins and knead well until a dough so that you can roll off 15 balls.
  • Then roll the balls in grated coconut.

6. Carrot Cake Ball

instant camping food - Carrot Cake Ball

Ingredients for 15 balls:

  • 100 grams of oatmeal
  • One carrot, grated (about 100 grams)
  • 50 grams of raisins or dried mulberries
  • 60 ml water
  • One teaspoon vanilla powder (1 vanilla pod)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom
  • 50g grated coconut (to roll the balls)

Recipe:

  • Put the oats, grated carrot and raisins in a bowl. Cut the dates into small pieces and add to the bowl with the other ingredients (except the grated coconut).
  • Mix well with your hands until all ingredients are well mixed and you have formed a firm dough.
  • Form 15 small balls of dough and roll them in grated coconut.

7. Hot Melted Cheese Dip

good camping recipes - Hot Melted Cheese Dip

Ingredients:

  • Two sheets of aluminum foil
  • One jar of 250 grams Philadelphia Herbs & Garlic Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 cup sauce
  • Diced tomato
  • Sliced green onion
  • Serve with tortilla chips, cereal biscuits or fruit bars
  • Boat potatoes with ham, cheese, and bacon

8. Roasted Cauliflower with Mustard

healthy camping food ideas - Roasted cauliflower with mustard

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of Brussels sprouts
  • Two tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients for the garlic sauce:

  • 1 – ½ tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • Three cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup 2 % milk
  • One pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • One pinch red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Supplies: ( bamboo) skewers, BBQ or grill pan

Recipe:

Boil the sprouts for 3-4 minutes and rinse afterward with cold water. Mix all the above ingredients and let marinate for 30 minutes. Push 3-4 sprouts on a stick and grill for 3-5 minutes on each side on a hot grill. Scraps may be used for a salad the next day.

9. Crispy Tortilla Chips

food list for camping - Crispy Tortilla Chips

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup garlic cream sauce
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup pepperoni, cut into small bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • ½ whole green pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cup grated cheese

10. Camping Quesadillas

Quesadillas are warmed, tortillas filled with cheese

camping dinner - Camping quesadillas

Ingredients:

  • Four medium-sized tortilla
  • Two chicken breasts (250g), grilled and sliced
  • One pot cheese sauce
  • One canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • One bag shredded kaizen mix
  • Aluminum foil

11. Homemade Trail Mix Granola Bars

camping foods ideas - Homemade trail mix granola bars

Not only as camping snack but also to take in the car or on hikes. In a large bowl:

Ingredients:

  • Dried fruit (raisins, bananas, apples, cherries …) oats, flax seeds, crushed nuts, chocolate flakes, m & ms, pretzels, …
  • Peanut butter to bind the whole
  • Little honey

Recipe:

  • Push everything into a rectangular box that you leave in the fridge (1 hour) or the closet. Persecute you cut the big cake in narrow strips that you packaged separately or directly hands out to the fire.

12. Ants on a Stick

food for camping trip - Ants on a stick

Healthy your tummy around the campsite. Nutritionally celery is packed with vitamins, low in calories and full of fiber.

Ingredients:

  • Humus + olives on a few celery stalks
  • Fire Ants on a white stick: cream cheese + sundried tomatoes (also delicious as breakfast)
  • Almond butter (or peanut butter) + raisins
  • Guacamole (mashed lawyers) + black beans (or another type)

13. Baked Eggs

simple camping food ideas - Baked eggs

Recipe:

  • Make a small bowl of a double sheet of aluminum foil with a diameter of about 10 cm.
  • Spread the bottom of the bowl with some coconut oil and break off afterwards in an egg open.
  • After a few minutes, you see that the egg white and after about 5 minutes, the egg ready to eat.
  • Sprinkle with salt and / or oregano over to make it extra tasty.

14. Stuffed Turkish Bread

family camping meals - Stuffed Turkish bread

Ingredients:

  • 100-125 grams minced
  • 1 Turkish bread
  • 1 cup tomato tapenade
  • 1 onion
  • One clove garlic
  • half a red pepper
  • pinch of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • a handful of grated cheese
  • 50 g of iceberg lettuce

Recipe:

  • Preheat your grill.
  • Chop the onion and slice the red garlic pepper finely.
  • If you make meatloaf with an egg, biscuit and some chopped herbs.
  • Pour a little oil in a pan and fry the onion with the garlic, cumin, paprika and red pepper too. Add about 2 minutes to the mince and fry it.
  • Meanwhile, you cut horizontally in half Turkish bread, so you have a top and bottom. Grease the bottom of the Turkish bread in a layer of tomato tapenade.
  • Spread this mixture over the meat, then a small handful of grated cheese.
  • Put the cover of the Turkish bread on top and then lay the bread for about 5 minutes under the grill until it is golden brown and crispy.
  • Divide lettuce over the bread and enjoy!

15. Cold Pasta Salad

best camping food ideas - Cold pasta salad

Ingredients:

  • 150 grams of pasta (e.g., Penne)
  • 100 grams Mackerel (canned or smoked)
  • half onion
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 5 tablespoon of mayonnaise (yoginis)
  • fresh chives
  • pinch of salt/pepper
  • possibly rocket

Recipe:

  • Put a pan of water and cook the pasta according to the method of preparation.
  • Meanwhile, cut the onion into half rings and cucumber into cubes.
  • Once the pasta is ready, you can rinse it under cold water and drain.
  • Mix the pasta with mayo, cucumber, mackerel, a pinch of salt and pepper and fresh chopped chives.
  • Optionally you can add a handful of arugula in the salad.
  • Keep the pasta salad in the refrigerator until you’re serving.

16. Homemade Sausage Rolls

camping food recipes - Homemade sausage rolls

Ingredients:

  • Five slices of savory pie dough (thawed)
  • 150g chopped
  • One shallot (or a small onion)
  • One clove garlic
  • 1 egg
  • One tsp paprika
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • Two tablespoons breadcrumbs

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Slice the onion and garlic.
  • Whisk in a bowl the egg.
  • Mix the meat with the onion, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper and bread crumbs. Also, add the beaten egg but keep a little bit of egg separately into the receptacle.
  • Knead well. Is chopped anything too ‘wet,’ you add some extra breadcrumbs.
  • Knead with your hands five little sausages.
  • Put a sausage just over the center of the puff pastry.
  • Fold the top and bottom inward.
  • Roll the dough further and press all seams closed.
  • Put the sausage rolls on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Fry the sausage rolls approximately 25 minutes in the oven.
  • Serve the sausage rolls for example, with a bowl of curry sauce.

17. Fruit Snack with Dip

family camping menu ideas - Fruit snack with dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cucumber
  • a pair of roots
  • 1-2 peppers
  • (homemade) Tzatziki, the recipe can be found here.
  • possibly other vegetables such as cherry tomatoes

Recipe:

  • Clean the tzatziki, for example, according to this recipe.
  • Cut the cucumber, carrots, and peppers into long strips.
  • Put a few spoonfuls of tzatziki in a couple of small glasses.
  • Put the vegetables in the sauce and ready!

Tip: You can also, for example stringing some cherry tomatoes on a stick and doing with it in the glass.

CONCLUSION

Enjoy a well-deserved vacation where you can relax wonderfully. Do not be tempted to snack-food or (much) alcohol. Prepare yourself well and do not get carried away by unhealthy habits. Remember not bring your blender on holiday, which is the number one tip I give you. Smoothies are easy to make, deliciously fresh and they are full of good nutrients.

Click here to read a full article about my best healthy camping food list, ideas for lunches and dinners.

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Feb 12

CAMPING IN THE GARDEN ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

 


 

Janet - Family Tent CenterCamping in the garden is one of the funniest and most helpful outdoor activities that parents should do with children.

I know it might not look exciting at all because you cannot go anywhere far from your home. So you may not have any feelings of adventures, see anything new, or watch the wildlife. However, life is getting busier and busier nowadays. And camping in a caravan park or any place far from your house can take quite a much effort. You have to pack the car, prepare things before at least two days, and drive a long way to get camping.

Meanwhile, camping in the garden can still bring you the excitement of going out in nature and enjoying peace. You can sit in the tent while it’s raining and still feel warm, or lie on the grass under the starry night, which is not different from camping in the woods at all. Besides, it has more conveniences when camping in the garden, such as you can still get in the kitchen and get some foods or snacks, or go to the toilet whenever you want.

So why don’t you have a camp in the garden with your children, or your friends and lover next week? I’ll show you what to prepare right in this article.

What You Need (Equipment)?

For Camping:

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Matches
  • Firewood
  • Newspaper (or anything to read)
  • Flashlight

For Cooking:

Because you will prepare foods mostly in your kitchen, so you can take advantage of any kitchenware.

Other Items:

  • Sunscreen
  • Warm clothes
  • Bug spray
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

How To Camp?

First, you need to set up the whole plan with your family or the ones you are going to camp with. Then, list out everything you need for camping, agree the day and assign tasks for each one. In that way, it will be much easier for everyone when the day comes.

  • Finding An Appropriate Place To Camp

A small space like your garden or backyard is not as large as a caravan park, but it is certainly easier to find a decent place to pitch a tent. Any flat surface with no rocks and sticks can be suitable

  • Set Up A Camp

Clean Up The Area Before Setting Up:

If your garden is usually cleaned up, you may not need to do this. However, if you only take care of it occasionally, tidying the area is necessary before setting up anything. You don’t want to be bitten by ants while sleeping, do you?

The Tents:

You should choose a great quality tent because that may be where you will sleep in. There are three basic types that you can choose: A-frame tent, tunnel tent, and dome tent. Whatever you choose, it must be a place that can protect you from rain, wind, or insects at night. Moreover, if you want to sleep in it, it needs to be airtight to keep you warm through the evening.

In the case that you have kept your tent in the garage for a long time, it would be dirty and a little fusty. Expose it to the sun some days before the camping day and clean it with vinegar water or mild cleaner. It will be ready for camping.

And it depends on the number of people attending that you should decide how many tents are needed. However, you usually need more than one. If you invite more than two people, you can ask them to bring their tents.

How To Pitch A Tent:

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Step 1: Unpack the tent

Step 2: Lay a canvas or a tarp on the surface you choose

Step 3: You will see some poles. Just put them through the body of the tent. They will play as the backbones of your tent and help it stand straight. This step takes most of the time, so be patient.

Step 4: Raise the tent up straight

Step 5: Fix the tent pegs by hammering the spikes into the ground. This move will stabilize your tent and prevent it from being collapsed by the strong winds.

Step 6: Cover your tent with a flysheet. Because a tent is not waterproof, a flysheet usually comes with it. It is vital to preserve your tent so that you can use it various times later, and a flysheet is one of the best methods to do it.

And then you are done. It can be a little difficult at the first time because you might mistake among the spikes or feel confused while getting the tent up. You can ask somebody who is experienced in pitching up a tent to help you in the first steps, and then do the rest yourself. It is more exciting when you can do it on your own.

Set Up Where To Sleep:

It should be a surface that is relaxed enough to lie on. You can unwind an air mattress, a comforter, or a cushion. Otherwise, it is best to have a sleeping bag, which is waterproof and will keep you warm during the night. Mainly, if you have kids and want them to be comfortable, you can put some toys, pillows, and a wool blanket inside the tent. Your children will be very exciting and certainly want to camp another time.

Set Up Where To Sit:

Besides a place to sleep, you need somewhere to lay all of the foods or spend time with one another. That is why a place to sit is necessary. A small picnic table or a blanket to lay out on the grass and some lawn chairs will be the most suitable items. Make sure that the lawn is not wet or the blanket is waterproof before laying it out.

The whole process of setting up a camp is the part that everyone can involve, especially when you have kids. They will have a chance to practice teamwork. You will be able to watch how they solve the conflicts and problems occurring. That is why camping is an excellent occasion for you to teach your children lessons that they cannot learn from school. It is also terrific times to let your kids enjoy the outdoor atmosphere instead of holding an iPad or iPhone all day. They will be allowed to lift the woods, light up the campfire, and make the dishes themselves.

What To Eat?

Some foods you may be interested in:

  • Hotdogs or sausage
  • Sandwiches
  • Chips and dips
  • Ground vegetables
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate
  • Eggs
  • Cereal and milk
  • Drinking water and some additional beverages
  • Snacks (cookies, popcorn)
  • Pizza
  • Fries

You can have lunch or dinner with a barbecue party. My children and I love barbecue party in the garden, so we usually prepare a broiler before camping out. Sometimes, we changed to other types of foods, such as golden pompano fish, spare ribs, pork, or beef. They have a fantastic taste when being grilled and I love eating them while camping.

If you want your kids to join in cooking, you can have pizza or sandwiches with sausage. It will be safer than allowing them to touch the grid. Besides, they will be very excited to choose the ingredients to put in the burgers or sandwiches. Perhaps, you will be surprised at the flavor of the foods they make.

After dinner, you can light up a small campfire to roast marshmallows. This is one of the most favorite activities of my kids. Gathering around an open campfire is also an excellent way to bring your family members closer to one another. Try it, and you will love it.

Who To Invite?

It’s not difficult to decide which one to invite to your camp. Any friend of yours who has free time can join in this event. According to me, it depends on the purpose of the camp. If I want to meet my friends after long time no see or just to have some beer, various participants mean more fun. In contrast, if I want it to be a private and extraordinary occasion for my family and kids, I’d rather invite nobody.

So identify the purpose of your camp and make a list of people you want to invite.

What Games To Play?

Games are not one of my strong points; however, I know quite many games that you can play with your kids and have fun. Here are some of them:

  • The copies

–    For preparation: String Phone

–    Number of players: more than three people

–    How to play: Everyone stands in one circle. Then, the first one whispers some message in the second person’s ear and so son. They have to pass the message until it gets back to the first one, who will see if the message is correct or not. This is a funny game, and you will laugh when you know what the last result is.

  • Simon says

–    For preparation: Just think of some actions in your head

–    Number of players: more than five people

–    How to play: One person acts as the commander and others will have to obey his orders. However, only when he starts with “Simon says” can the players do what he says. If the commander says something that does not begin with “Simon says” and the players do it, they are out of the game. This game is classic, and I am sure many of you have known it; but still, it is a terrific game.

  • Let’s see who blinks

–    For preparation: Perhaps you need an eyewash to play this game

–    Number of players: two people or more

–    How to play: Does it sound funny when I said you would need to wash your eyes when playing this game? I was not kidding because two players have to look at each other’s eyes until one blinks or laughs. If you are a player and you blink or smile first, you lose. You can try this if you want to test your eyes.

  • What am I drawing?

–    For preparation: sheets of paper and pens

–    Number of players: four people or more

–    How to play: First, cut the paper into small pieces and write some objectives or items on them. Then, divide the players into two or three teams, depending on the number of participants. Each person from each team will pick a piece of paper and describe the items by drawing on paper. If members of a team can guess correct answers of pictures drawn by their teammates, they get points. At the end, which team has the highest points is the winner. It can be a tricky game, but it is fun and stimulates your imagination.

  • Telling stories

–    For preparation: nothing

–    Number of players: more than five people

–    How to play: This game is easy to understand. Everyone will tell a story together by speaking only one particular word. For instance, if the first player says “my,” the next one can say “father,” and the player after that can say “is,” and so on. The tricky part is that each person must think of something logical enough to connect with another. I’m sure that you will be very curious while waiting for the end of the story everyone is telling.

Some Suggestions For You To Relax While Camping In The Garden

  • Turn off your home phone and cellphone
  • Disable the internet and stay away from computers or video games
  • Television is unnecessary, so don’t watch it.
  • Forget about chores, such as doing the laundry, washing the dishes, doing your homework, or anything that makes you stressful
  • Dress up just like when you go to a real camp, which will make your more excited and cheerful.
  • If you don’t want to light a real campfire due to your children’s safety, you can create a fake one by putting a flashlight into a bunch of woods or buy a fake fire on eBay.

Conclusion

Is camping in the garden seem more fantastic to you now? I hope it is and wish that you will have the best camps ever after reading these tips. Thank you for reading my article about “6 essentials to prepare for camping in the garden.” Goodbye.

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Feb 06

CAMPING FOOD LIST ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

 


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In order to prepare for an excellent camping trip, a camping menu idea is considered an indispensable factor, especially for the novice campers. There are many suggested best camping recipes from various sources with different plans for your choice. However,  the term of good food may vary according to personal taste. In this article, we give you a camping food list that includes HEALTHY, SAFE, and easy camping recipes . The list is also SUPER SIMPLE so you are able to spend more time and energy with your family, instead of cooking most of the time.

02 THINGS MUST KNOW ABOUT CAMPING FOOD LIST

Basically, a camping food list is the tool of the camping-meal planning, which summarizes all of the necessary food in preparing for your camping trip. But it is not that simple to have a healthy and safe camping food list by just adding up all the food you think of. “Every woman who aims to have a great camping food list need to spend much of time for researching and planning” – said Katherine (CEO of Minimalist Meal).

GOOD CAMPING FOODS

Firstly, you should be aware of what the good camping food before picking up them for your meal. The good food for camping should be fresh, nutritious, non-perishable, sturdy and super simple to be carried out and cooked easily. You do not want your food be spoiled or waste too much money on complicated but perishable recipes, don’t you?

The food, in general, and the camping food, in special, can be divided into several types based on their nature, the usage time and the cooking methods. Some typical kinds of camping food comprise of beverages and drinks, ready-to-eat (dry and fresh food), fridge food, cold served food, roasting food, cooked food, condiments, and spices.

camping food list

When we plan for a camping trip, most of us may think of the indulged time for weekends or for few days. Even the shortest picnic usually lasts for the whole day. That means the good camping planner will have to prepare the meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner and also snacks.

  • The typical camping food used for breakfast may comprise of sausages, eggs, bacon, milk, pancake, bananas, oranges, and cookies.
  • For lunch or dinner (main meals), you can use bread, salami roasted turkey, ham, canned tuna fish, cheese, butter and some kinds of fruits to eat. The menu for the dinner can vary, from steak, chicken, ground beef, spaghetti, rice, to potatoes, black beans, tomatoes, lettuce and red pepper.
  • Chocolate bars, pretzel nuggets, and chips are popular options for your snacks.
  • The remaining necessary element for a great camping meal is the drinks.
  • There are several types for your choice, such as adult beverages, energy drinks, bottled water, sports drinks, sodas, and juices.

KITCHEN & DINNING ITEMS

In order to have a healthy and food camping list, you cannot bring your cooked meals and some dry food. In the case of more than 2-day trip, such cooked meals will be pale, spoiled and unable to eat. Only dry food may not provide sufficient nutrients for your family. For this reason, you have to prepare yourself to do cooking on your camping trip. Hence, there are some camping cooking equipment and tools you should add to your list in case you want to open fire cooking:

  • Folding table & chairs.
  • Camping cook set: stove, fuel, frying pan, coffee pot.
  • Constructive eating set: dishes, bowls, eating utensils
  • Food storage, cooler, zip lock bags.

If you are first time backpackers, you can read this backpacking gear list.

HOW TO PREPARE A HEALTHY & SAFE CAMPING FOOD

After having a general understanding of the healthy and safe camping food list, you should start making the list for yourself by following some below tips.

MAKE A VERY EASY CAMPING MEAL PLAN

You will be able to create a better camping food list while being determined of your trip regarding the place, the duration, the number of participants and sometimes, the weather also takes effect. If your camping trip will last for more than 1 day, please pay more attention in storage items and especially the types of sturdy food.

camping meal plan

Make a very detail camping meal plan by answering 5W1H questions

You can plan what food to carry and how much of them based on how long your camping trip is. The departure and arrival time are also important for you to arrange the order of the meal. Then, you should make a plan for the breakfast, lunch, dinner, also drinks and snacks for each day.

One more thing to add to your plan is the cooking type in the camp. Whether you need to bring a handheld gas stove or you can utilize a campfire or a barbecue at the destination. For each cooking type, there are different related kitchen tools and equipment. For example, you should not use a pan to cook with the campfire otherwise all of your food will be burned soon. After having sufficient information relating to the cooking type along with the kitchen items, please come back with our camping food list.

Now you should think about the ingredients and each meal which are recommended to match with the conditions at the campsite as well as the cooking utensils and method. You are able to avoid redundancies and utilize all of the ingredients for the camping trip by answering following questions:

  • What type of heating is required to prepare a healthy meal? Can you make a camping fire cooking? Is it a MUST for a cooking over a fire? If it is, you can search on Google for the keyword “campfire cooking recipes“, “campfire food ideas“, “campfire dinner recipes“, “camp fire cooking” and “easy campfire recipes“.
  • Do you need vegetarian camping recipes?
  • Can the ingredients be used for more than one meal?
  • How long does a dish take for preparation and cooking? (Try to estimate for each dish and a meal to arrange sufficient time)
  • What type of meal can be cooked in advance (before going to the camp)?

Frankly, creating a menu is not easy at all as you have to combine different dishes into a meal and ensure that such combination will not cause the allergy for people or degenerate their taste. But preparing a healthy camping meal is much more difficult. You not only need to consider of the nutrient provided for each meal but also the nature of the food which should be easy to eat and carry out, simple to cook.

HEALTHY AND SAFE CAMPING MEAL IDEAS

According to the suggestion of some nutrient experts and by synthesizing many food lists from prestige websites, we propose the following healthy and safe camping food list for your reference.

Best Easy Camping Breakfast Ideas

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  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Jam
  • Maple syrup
  • Yogurt
  • Orange juice
  • Cheese
  • Sausages
  • Bacon
  • Fruits (apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and raspberries)

Easy Camping Lunch Ideas

  • Breadcamping lunch ideas
  • Mayonaise
  • Salami
  • Roasted turkey
  • Ham
  • Butter
  • Meat slices, tuna fish, pate (for sandwich)
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese slices
  • Tomatoes

Easy Camping Dinner Ideas

  • Pastacamping dinner ideas
  • Pre-processed meals
  • Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Noodles
  • Salsa
  • Chicken
  • Steak
  • Sauce jars (sour, curry and sweet)
  • Jars of spices and herbs
  • Jar of crushed garlic

Best Easy Camping Snack Ideas

  • Nutscamping dinner ideas
  • Dried fruit
  • Seeds
  • Trail bars, flapjack
  • Chocolate bars
  • Pretzel nuggets
  • Chips
  • Cookies

Easy Camping Drink Ideas

  • Bottled watercamping meal ideas
  • Milk
  • Coffee
  • Wine (Bring a cask of wine is the cheapest and most convenient way)
  • Beer
  • Energy drinks
  • Juices
  • Sports drinks
  • Soda

Additives

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onions
  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Seasoning
  • Soy sauce

Kitchen Essentials

  • Water (An adult needs about 3 quarts of water for daily drinking and may be more from the meal)
  • Folding Table and chair
  • Fuel and stove (if needed)
  • Dutch oven and frying pan
  • Plastic bowls
  • Coffee pot (for heating water)
  • Eating utensils – forks, knives, and spoons
  • Plastic cutting board
  • Cooking utensils – can opening key, sharp knife, large spoon
  • Cooler (for keeping frozen foods)
  • Aluminum foil (for food wrapping)
  • Bags with lock zips or any camper storage ideas (for food storage).

MAKING THE HEALTHY & EASY CAMPING FOODS SUPER SIMPLE

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The most important objective of the camping food should be super simple. As we are not going to a cooking campaign, we should spend more time to relax and hang out with our family and friends instead of sticking with the kitchen. Therefore, you should keep this opinion in your mind when considering your own camping food list.

Based on our suggested healthy camping food list, you can write down each planned meal for the picnic. Do not worry as listing down things will not take lots of your time. After finished the writing, you can try to shorten it by re-thinking of some superseded and useful ingredients along with removing any unnecessary items. You should repeat this step for two or three times until getting the acceptable list. Then, bring this list with you for shopping.

ORGANIZE THE FOOD

It might not a simple task as you have to keep all the food and kitchen utensils together in a logic order. You also should arrange them according to the order of the meal so they will not intricately tangled when you take them out of the box.

good camping food

At first, you should start with all types of food which need refrigeration. After classifying them, it is very easy to put them in the cooler or fridge. But remember to put ice packs on the food to keep their cool temperature during the camping trip.

The remaining items can be divided into three groups: the non-perishable ingredients, staples and kitchen gears, which should be placed in three different boxes.

  • With the non-perishable ingredients, a strong plastic box is the best option to contain them. In order to fill all of the ingredients into the box, you should place the largest and heaviest items at the bottom and the lighter one on the top. Please try to fill them up the box. If you cannot, some papers will help to keep that box filled and stable to avoid inside things be disordered. In addition, you should keep the raw foods separately with another type of foods. Never bring poultry products or meat without a cooler to keep them safe.
  • The second box is used for storing the staples which are some important items but not belong to the first group. Some examples of the staples are olive oil, salt, pepper, spices, coffee, tea, food wraps, sugar, sauce, etc. This box can be smaller than the first one. You should choose the size of the box to completely fit with contained items inside.
  • All of your kitchen utensils will be kept in the last box. As most of the cooking gears are big and heavy so you need to consider carefully which equipment to carry out with you.   To save your limited space, try to take one gear that can use for more than one dish. A small thing to consider is the available space permits. Sometimes you do not have enough space for these above three boxes due to the car is full of people. Then, you have to re-arrange those stuffs into two boxes instead of.

BEST HEALTHY CAMPING RECIPES

Now let’s make great camping meals for a whole long day! In case you want to have some more options, you can go to Google and typing “camping cooking ideas” to get more camping food recipes.

Breakfast: oatmeal, eggs, turkey bacon, milk, bread, and berries.

One of the tip in planning the meals is to keep your breakfast be fuss free and simple. A gourmet camping recipes is not always a good idea, especially when you have to leave the camp this morning. The suggested breakfast here is super simple, easy to cook and of course, healthy for your family.

easy camping breakfast

Directions

  • Boil eggs in advance, properly before leaving your house, then put them in the cooler. Before eating, you pick the eggs out the box and re-boil for about 2 minutes.
  • Chop berries and mix with the oatmeal also put the mixture in the cooler. Before eating, you need to pick the mixture out and stew a little bit to remove the ice.
  • The turkey bacon was already put in your fridge and you only to take them out and cut in thin slices.
  • Cut the bread and put into a dish. Also, place slices of the turkey bacon, eggs into the dish with a little bit of oatmeal and berries.
  • Pour milk into cups for each person.

Now you can enjoy a super simple breakfast from your camping food list.

Lunch: Meat slices, tuna fish, ham, lettuce, cheese slices, butter, tomatoes (for sandwich), bagels, orange or apple juices, melon.

healthy camping food

Directions

  • Cut the ingredients into slices, comprise of meat, ham and tuna fish.
  • Chop all our vegetables and fruits, the put them in the cooler before leaving.
  • Wash the tomatoes and also cut into slices.
  • Bring all the ingredients for sandwiches and put into the bagels on the taste of each person. You can use bagels to replace the bread as they can keep inside things better.
  • Pour the juices into the cup for each person and enjoy your lunch.

Dinner: Macaroni, cheese, canned stews and chili, grilled cheese, beef soup, beans and rice dish.

easy camping recipes

Directions

  • Take all the above ingredients out from the cooler to increase their heat
  • For canned food, open the can and pour out the macaroni, stews, and chili.
  • Cook rice for 20 minutes until it’s well-done. Then, add chopped onions and tomatoes as well as black beans into the rice pot.
  • Heat them up and put cilantro, lime juice and salt into. Serve bean mixes on rice with shredded sharp cheese.
  • Grill sliced cheese for 5 minutes
  • Cut the beef into small pieces, rinse and put into boiled water. Then, pour the broth in, add favor and coriander before serving.

Dessert: Apple pie and ice cream

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Directions

  • You can prepare the apple pie at home, keep it in the fridge. Now, take it out and warm it up. Then, cut into slices and put in the dish.
  • There is no need to prepare anything for ice cream. After buying them from the store, you can put them immediately in the cooler and take them out when you want to eat.

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Feb 03

BEST 8 PERSON FAMILY TENT REVIEWS

By Jeremy | FAMILY TENT REVIEWS BY SIZE

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8-person family tents are one of the most popular choices a family makes when it comes to choosing the best family camping tent for their camping trip. We have chosen some of the top rated 8-person family tents to review for you based on brand, the most popular, the highest-quality, affordability, and weather protection.


8-person tents are generally a more suitable size for a camping party of five to six people, so no one feels cramped, and there is plenty of room for everyone’s gear and space to move around.

An 8-person camping tent usually has interior areas that are divided to generate individual rooms. The room divider makes assigning sleeping places for couples or sets of friends easier to do on your camping trip. In addition, it can separate the particular adult bedroom area from the children’s region which allows for more privacy and space for everyone.

best 8 person tent reviews 2017

Numerous 8-person tents are log cabin tents (you can visit our Instant Cabin Tent review) and are often two room tents. If you want more in the way of separate rooms, then you may find that there are very few options and you might have better luck if you take a look at some of our ten person tent reviews.

An 8-person tent allows enough room for campers to utilize comfortable accommodations such as air mattresses in the space for a better night sleep.

Note: In case of you need a higher-quality 8- person tent for a glamping trip, you can read our luxury camping tent reviews of Kodiak Canvas Flex-bow Deluxe 8 Person Tent, or Big Agnes Flying Diamond 4 6 8 Person Tent.

Why Should I Purchase an 8-Person Tent?

If you are planning on taking a long trip with a group of people, then you probably already know how important it is to have a good-sized tent. Having one larger tent is also more feasible than having to purchase and tote around several smaller tents. Doing so may also mean more in fees at the camping site to accommodate the extra tents.

 



 BEST 8 PERSON TENT COMPARISON TABLE

  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
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  • Color: Black / Blue / Red
    Weight: 24.2 pounds
    Dimensions: 17f (W) x 10f (D) x 7.2 (H)Available in 3 model (Black is cheapest) - Very Easy to Carry/Transport -
  • 8 Persons Family Size
  • 03 RoomsDeluxe Class
  • Setting Up Time: 7~15 minutesEasy Setup
  • $$Great
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  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
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  • Color: Brown & Blue & Black
    Weight: 43.8 pounds
    Dimensions: 14f (W) x 10f (D) x 6.5f (H)Price: Brown < Blue < Black
  • 4, 6, 8 & 10 Persons Family Size
  • 02 RoomsVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: CLOSE TO A MINUTEExtremely Easy Setup
  • $$$Very Reasonable
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  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
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  • Color: Green, Black, Blue
    Weight: 24.5 pounds
    Dimensions: 16f (W) x 7f (D) x 6.2 (H)Price: Black is Cheapest
  • 8 Persons Family Size
  • Only 01 RoomComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 20~30 minutes (2 Adults)OK
  • $$Great
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  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 670+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • Color: Grey/Taupe
    Weight: 27.3 pounds
    Dimensions: 16 x 6.5 x 11 feet (W x H x D)Extremely Easy to Carry/Transport
  • 8 Persons Family Size
  • 02 Rooms Very Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 15-20 minutes (2 Adults)Easy Setup
  • $$$Very Reasonable
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  • Color: Green
    Weight: 26.38 pounds
    Dimensions: 15f (W) x 12f (D) x 7.2 (H)OK to Carry/Transport
  • 6 & 8 Persons Family Size
  • 02 RoomsVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 15-20 minutes (2 Adults)Easy Setup
  • $$Great
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BEST 8 PERSON TENT REVIEWS – 2018

COLEMAN 8 PERSON RED CANYON TENT – Best 8 person tent for the money

coleman red canyon tent best 8 person tent

The Coleman 8-Person Red Canyon Tent tends to be one of the leading brand names with regard to extra-large tents that offer simple setup and take down.  This Crimson Canyon Tent is not excluded from this. This tent is high on the list because of its water-resistant construction, affordable price, and ease of use. It is actually easy for one person to set up this tent by themselves and the instructions come attached to the inside of the bag close to the zipper, as they always are with Coleman tents.

Or Read Our Full Coleman 8 person Red Canyon Tent review

What makes this camping tent very easy to set up is the color-coded poles that utilize reddish and gray stickers which makes it easy to understand where each pole is supposed to go. It takes the guesswork out of setting up the tent. Overall, the surface and interior of this tent are made to be sophisticated but still earthy and rugged.

All in all, this is the Best family tent among consumers since it delivers on its promises. Owning this tent can be an investment for families who love the outdoors and love to camp and want something close to the convenience and comfort of home. This tent also features weather protection just in case you find yourself camping in less than ideal conditions for part of your trip.

The Coleman 8-Person Red Canyon Tent is one of the most affordable tents in the marketplace right now. You can purchase this tent at a more than reasonable price point of within $100 and $300.

Interesting Features

  • Taped rain fly seams with easy-to-use Velcro frame attachments
  • Covered polyester fabric attached with anti-wicking fiber, zippers plus webbing protects from the rain
  • Inverted floor stitching to improve the level of resistance to the weather
  • Welding technology makes the ground waterproof, so campers stay dry and comfortable
  • Frame designed to be stronger and more resistant to wind and makes use of redesigned poles plus guy-out triangles to anchor the tent and offer more in the way of stability and performance

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COLEMAN 8 PERSON INSTANT TENT – Best 8 person tent to BUY

Coleman 8 person instant tent

Coleman is among the leading manufacturers of outdoor products and gear that are designed to assist you on all of your adventurous outings. This 8-person quick tent measures 14 feet x 10 feet and may be the perfect answer for a larger family that loves to camp but don’t want to sacrifice space and comfort.

This particular tent performs just like a champ in numerous different climates, plus it is incredibly easy to set up. Once the tent has made its way out of the bag, you simply invert the bend from the corners of the exterior frame so that the rods extend out plus down instead of down and up.

Then you simply lengthen the four extending poles that expand from the biggest point of the tent to the four corners and then snap them into position after they reach their maximum extension easily. Overall, it is a fantastic family tent choice that is also designed to withstand sun and rain and is engineered to last.

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Just like other Coleman tents, the 14×10-foot Coleman 8-Person Instant Tent has been manufactured with Weather Tec technology to withstand serious weather conditions. This advanced and innovative technology includes veneered polyester materials as well as webbing and zippers that provide improved protection against heavy rainfall.

It also features powerful pole-seams and a water-resistant foundation making the tent virtually flood proof as well. The anchors provide the tent with even more stability, so it can stand strong against even the most high-powered winds.

Additionally, this tent can be set up quickly and easily in just minutes without any headache or hassle. It allows you more time to spend with the family on your camping trip.

Interesting Features

  • Exclusive Weather Tec Method with thick water-resistant wall space and welded floor
  • Poles arrive pre-connected to the tent, making sure it can be set up in one minute or less
  • Spacious 8-person tent with two rooms and detachable divider
  • Two doorways and seven windows for full air flow and circulation
  • Base measures 14 × 10 feet; center height of 6 feet 5 inches
  • Comes with a 12-month warranty

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COLEMAN MONTANA 8 TENT

COLEMAN MONTANA 8 TENT

The Coleman Montana 8 Tent feels more like a house than just a shelter at the campsite due to its cabin tent-like design plus a lot of spacious rooms. The 16-foot x7 foot floor size is generous, and assembly is easy.

The shock-corded fiberglass poles proceed to utilize color-coded clips and sleeves for the better of two systems which allow for simple and straightforward assembly.

The waterproof instructions are usually sewn to the handbag for the convenience. The broad hinged door is also simple and easy to utilize. Great air flow is supplied by a few windows and a fine mesh ceiling. The durable poly floor and the taped fly stitches help keep water outside where it belongs, rather than allow it to seep into the tent.

The included porch stretches beyond the entrance way to provide you with a dry and clean spot to leave your sneakers or even to simply sit down and unwind with friends and family after a fun day of hiking or fishing.

The Montana 8 is also lightweight and is probably among the most affordable big family tent options currently available in the marketplace.

Interesting Features:

  • Cabin tent design along with specifically angled home windows keep rainfall out even when they are open
  • Ideal for family vehicle travelers, scout leaders, prolonged camping trips and much more
  • Detachable rain fly for weather safety and protection
  • Snag-free pole sleeves to lend to easy setup
  • Interior gear wallet makes storing small and essential items easy and keeps them close

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WENZEL KLONDIKE 8 PERSON TENT

The Wenzel Klondike is a great family base camp tent that has actually been around for several years. This particular tent features a full mesh roof, detachable fly, and an attached display room. With a lot of space and room to operate inside, a grouped family of 4-6 people could have an enjoyable experience in this two-room tent.

The screen space in the front has a ground cover, and this area may be used as a bug-free eating area, a sunroom, storage room, or even as another bedroom if needed. The panels can be conveniently zip-closed for privacy. Big windows provide additional air circulation, improved ventilation, and great views.

The enormous screened-in porch area also increases square footage and space once the windows are closed. The trunk wall of the household cabin dome camping tent includes a lower zippered vent which allows more airflow closer to the floor. This feature keeps you cooler on those warmer summer nights.

Finally, this tent is one of the most comfortable tents in the marketplace right now. It can comfortably accommodate eight people. This tent is very easy to set up, and it can be set up within only 20 minutes. It is sturdy and durable as well as highly weather resistant. In spite of its big size, it is still pretty lightweight and easily portable when it is collapsed.

The Wenzel Klondike 8 Person Family Tent is a great choice for your family and will offer you comfort with all the space you need to accommodate your entire family.

Interesting Features

  • Large windows in the primary tent area allow for better air circulation
  • Weather-repellent polyester materials with polyurethane material coating
  • Large display porch area includes a sewn-in P. E. ground cover and adds to the available space in the tent
  • Back walls feature a lower zippered vent for improved airflow near the floor to help keep you and your family cool and comfortable on those warm summer evenings
  • Patented “power corner” style creates a far more stable tent when faced with windy conditions

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COLEMAN EVANSTON 8 SCREENED TENT

Coleman Evanston Screened Tent

This is the best 8 person tent with screened porch, click on the link to get more information

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TYPES OF 8 PERSON TENT FOR SALE

8-person tents are the best option for those that love to camp with their bigger family. These tents offer ample space to comfortably sleep several people while also allowing enough room to store everyone’s gear. They typically also come with the option of a room divider so that the space can be divided up and used appropriately while also allowing for a bit more privacy while in the tent.

 

The Fundamental Ridge Tent

Ridge tents tend to be remarkably sturdy and range from small one-person tents right up to big marquees. Today they are trouble-free to pitch and make excellent shelters.

The main disadvantage of this type of large family tent is in head height – even the biggest units of this tent type can experience limited height. A ridge tent is designed so that the roof slopes down from a central ridgepole and this sloping is what limits the available space within the tent.

3 Season Tent

A Three Season tent is made to keep you cozy and dry while camping in all weather conditions. These tents are designed to handle high winds. The walls of these tents are typically made from a variety of mesh materials plus other solid components to provide a balance between protection and proper ventilation.

Three season tents are not suitable to be used during the Winter months because they cannot adequately withstand snowy conditions.

Convertible Tent

This kind of camping tent is for campers that prefer to dabble in a variety of different climates. Convertible tents feature hybrid designed function poles, a vestibule, and also include rain fly options so that the tent can be adjusted to suit whatever kind of weather conditions you are going to experience on your camping trip.

These tents are incredibly versatile, but you will find that they are much heavier than other tent types. However, they are a very durable option.

Dome Tent

Nowadays you’ll see a lot of flexible pole tents in the marketplace. The essential shape bends a versatile pole right into a half circle and is then fixed to a solid tape or webbing band that runs across the foundation of the tent and is also usually part of the groundsheet as well.

Two flexible poles crossing in a square by the middle dome and three rods are in a hexagon shape. The sides tend to be more vertical, so overall, you will find more headroom toward the center of a dome tent than you will find at the sides.

Stability will be great in smaller versions but, unlike the particular ridge tent, domes will get less stable as they scale upward in size.

Instant or Quick-pitch Tent

Instant tents, or a pop-up tent, are usually produced by a number of different manufacturers and are the latest within a variety of tents that basically assemble on their own. An extended, coiled, jumped frame is completely fitted into the material of the tent.

Simply by twisting the framework, the tent gets a circular package. They require minimal work in the way of setup and take down. It is a quick and straightforward process.

Unleash the springtime – in some instances throw the tent into the air, and the sprung framework turns the material bag into an amazingly elegant and useful shelter.

The color of this tent may become a little bit faded if it is kept in the sun for a long time. Moreover, it is very excellent as a family camping tent.

Frame Camping Tent

The flexible rod hasn’t carried out aside with the original rigid frame tents. They are very popular among the campers. They work with a rigid framework associated with right poles (usually metal) along with angled joints and may still offer plenty of space including great headroom, plus stability when erected.

On the downside, framework tents are usually heavier and take somewhat more time to assemble than other tents.

 



EASY AS 1 2 3: BEST 8 PERSON TENT BUYING GUIDE

Space and Height:

8 man tent

There should be space and height for a man can stand and walk easily.

The Best 8-person family tent is big and spacious when it is assembled but is also compact when they are folded up making them easy to transport and store. They are usually lightweight and easy to carry together with your other camping components. These tents are constructed with a sturdy polyester material. The mesh material which functions as the ventilator is made from opaque materials, and the frames are really strong because of the fiberglass and metal elements. Family tents are approximately 20 feet broad and can accommodate 4 or 5 people comfortably. Bigger models can accommodate even more people.

 

With Kids (Ex: 1-8, 8-12, 12+) or Pets:

Tents should be the ideal sanctuary for children or pets wherever you might be including popular locales such as the beach, a resort, recreation area, or a friend’s home. They should offer a nice reprieve from the hot sun and any other less than ideal weather conditions.

A zippered door with cover-up and three windows provide circulation and visibility. The kids’ play tent works equally as nice as a furry friend shelter when traveling or camping out. It can provide some much-needed isolation as well as a cushy and comfortable spot to rest.

Inside Design for Convenient:

The 8-person tent has been carefully designed to sleep around eight people comfortably. The interior design is very attractive and convenient as well. The enormous size offers a sufficient area of two rooms.

It has used a 190T polyester material to generate the flysheet and provide the tent with the ability to protect you and your family from the elements.

The same may also be said for the durable PE 1500mm water-resistant base. Sleeping pods have been installed along with a mosquito mesh to safeguard you from bugs. You can also find some extra comfort and convenience with the inclusion of storage pockets along with a lantern hook for all those late nights.

Transportation and Setup Procedure:

Family tents usually accommodate from 4 to 12 individuals. They’re meant to be utilized by groups that will need to experience every part of this outdoor exercise together.

Because of their dimension, family tents generally offer more comfort and ease than smaller tents but tend to be harder to store and transport.

However, the maximum eight individual tents are usually easier to transport and also typically come with an easier assembly process.

Weather & Seasons:

Weather and seasons are always a vital issue to consider when you are going to be camping in tents. This is especially true if you will be camping during the wetter seasons of the year.

The ground curves a few inches in the tent’s wall to avoid leaks during wet climate. To enhance this particular effect, you should make certain that the rain fly overlaps the floor’s perimeters by quite a few inches. This will go further to help ensure that no moisture will enter the tent, so you and your group can stay warm and dry even in the wettest weather conditions.

The most common materials found in tents are usually nylon or polyester for the canopy and vinyl, nylon, or even polyethylene for the ground. Choice of material is essential when using tents on more challenging terrain or even in specific climates.

Brand & Price:

When choosing an 8-person tent, you will want to try to stick to brand name manufacturers that you know provide consumers with a reliable and high-quality product. You don’t want to waste your money on an inferior product that won’t be able to withstand your many family camping trips. Stick the bigger name companies and always do your research and read reviews before choosing the best eight-person tent for your family.



OTHER TIPS WHEN BUYING A BEST 8 MAN TENT

Take a look at the following purchasing hints below to make your buying journey a little easier:

Floor Area: With regard to floor space, be certain to check the actual sizes and not just the square footage. Depending on your stature and needs, you may require more headroom or more floor space.

Headroom: A lot of people overlook this; however, the available headroom will be dictated by the walls slope. Consider the number of individuals that will be using the tent coupled with the type of weather you may encounter. If you’re likely to be trapped within the tent for an extended amount of time due to inclement weather, then you’re likely to want some ample headroom, because you will be inside a lot and may want to be able to stand upright while inside the tent.

Shape: You should also always consider the form and overall design and shape of your tent. A high-roofed rectangular styled tent will offer you more dried out storage space and a secure place to prepare when it’s turbulent and rainy outdoors.

Ceiling Loops: These are ideal for dangling lanterns, so you have some light inside of the tent at night.

Metallic Pole Junctures: They are called hubs and allow for more sturdiness and also permit poles of various lengths to join with each other. These junctures also help cut the weight and draw the canopy outward to generate vertical walls to provide you with more livable space.

Internal Pockets: These are ideal for storing small products within the tent so smaller items do not get lost and they are within easy reach.

Guylines: These offer extra balance throughout rain, wind, and even snowfall. You attach them to the guy-out loops that can be found on the edge of the tent and on the rain fly. It’s far better to use reflective cords to avoid tripping on the guylines at night time.

 



FAQ

  1. Question: The set-up instructions for my tent have been lost. Can I get brand new ones?
    Answer:Yes, definitely. Call the customer satisfaction department with the tent design name, and they can deliver a photocopy of the tents instructions.

 

  1. Question: Is it easier and better to roll a camping tent for a backpacking journey?
    Answer:By rolling, you are essentially getting the tent to be much smaller and more manageable so that it can be easily placed into the storage bag. A rolled tent may also be easier to set up. However, folding and rolling a tent can crease it in exactly the same place each time and this can cause some serious damage to the waterproof coating of the tent. Stuffing the tent into the storage bag can also distress and damage the coating of the tent as well.

 

  1. Question: How do polyester tents differ from nylon tents?
    Answer:Polyester has been proven to be more resistant to ultraviolet abrasion and harm than nylon fabrics. Polyester also offers much better structural integrity — it generally does not stretch out or even sag when damp from rainfall, snowfall or dew, this means the inner tent stays dried out and protected.

 

  1. Question: What will it mean whenever my tent sticks collectively?
    Answer:Whenever your camping tent begins to stick together it means that the waterproofing on your own tent may be getting old. The organic portions of the protective coating of the tent may be breaking down and causing the stickiness to happen. If this is the case with your tent, you should carefully read and follow the guidelines on how to reapply the water-resistant coating to your camping tent.

 

  1. Question: What are the benefits of rod and clips pockets?
    Answer:Rod and clips pockets provide added steadiness and stability to a new dome style tent. In addition, ventilation is improved, and the air is able to freely circulate more, because of the open region the clips produce, between your tent fly and wall.

 

  1. Question: Exactly how easy is it to set up an eight man tent?
    Answer:8-person tents are generally lightweight and easy to set up. Nylon tents weigh about 50 % of exactly what their canvas equivalent weighs, so right from the start, you’re working with a material that is a lot lighter and easier to handle. Shock-corded poles are pre-connected inside a pole section.

There is no guessing as to just how many pieces constitute the pole area. The particular self- assisting data compression arch framework that’s formed in establishing the pole areas lends framework plus support during installation. Once the tent is set up, it is also easy to maneuver it around the campsite without having to stake it down for stability.

  1. Question: What else could harm the tent?
    Answer:1. Chemical pollutants can damage your own tent. These ingredients include insect repellents, stove gas, tresses sprays, fruit drinks, plus acid from leaking torch batteries. Make sure all these items stay clear of your tent at all times.

Sand or dust may also erode a new zipper and can cause it to be harder to close. If you are using your tent within the sandy soil, clear the zippers by flushing them with fresh drinking water frequently.

  1. Question: What is the goal of the rain travel?
    Answer:The rain travel protects the permeable part of the camping tent. In every nylon tent, the rainfall travel is an integral section of the total tent construction. The water repellant roofing fabric allows warmth and allows any water vapor to go out of the camping tent to help limit and minimize moisture build-up and condensation within the tent. The water-resistant travel (outer layer) offers rainfall protection and also traps condensation. If a large amount of condensation has collected within your fly, I suggest that you take away the fly and also get rid of the dampness.

 



HOW TO USE YOUR 8 MAN TENT EFFECTIVELY

Ultra Violet (UV) Exposure:

Big tents like 8-person tents are usually made of UV resistant polyester fabric that unfortunately may not be impervious to the damaging ramifications of long-term sun exposure.

Seam Closing:

It is recommended that the seams in the bottom of the windows be sealed using an item such as McNett Seam to avoid dampness from the needle holes. Adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines when pertaining seam sealer.

Storage:

You should never store your tent while it is damp or wet.  Mildew will begin to demolish a tents’ water-resistant covering. Allow your tent to dry out completely then store it in a dry place.

Wash Your Camping Tent:

Never machine wash your 8-person tent. Doing so may damage the waterproof coating. Instead, hand clean the tent with a moderate soap and rinse with clear water and then allow the tent to dry completely before storing. An extremely dirty camping tent could be set upward and washed just like a car, or it could be washed in a bathtub using your fingers in order to agitate the water.

 



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CONCLUSION:

Purchasing a high-quality eight-person family tent for your camping trips is a smart investment and will cost significantly less than it would to buy several smaller tents. They will provide you and your family with plenty of room to move around and will offer a nice retreat from adverse weather or even just a little shade on those hotter summer days.

Before purchasing your new eight-person family tent, remember to do your research and read reviews to pinpoint the features you would like to have and determine a realistic budget.

Jan 20

THE ULTIMATE CAR CAMPING CHECKLIST

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

 


 

lucy gomez getwildcampingHello, my name is Lucy Gomez from Getting Camping Wild. I’m very expertise at wild and car camping.

I would like to say thank you to Family Tent Center!

That’s very kind of them when they asked me to contribute a very exciting topic about car camping. I can’t say “NO” at all.

So, I will try my best on a complete car camping checklist.

Back country hiking is a great way to get in touch with nature as well as see the wild side of the world, but it might not be possible with kids in tow.

If you love camping but have a family to take care of, you may consider car camping.

Car camping is a good way to introduce spouses and kids to the joy of camping, especially when preparing for the first adventure.

Whether you’re camping with kids or friends, you can use this detailed checklist to ensure the camping trip is fun and a successful one.

Also, make sure to bring with you enough items that can keep you and your family for the days you will be camping.

The Ultimate Car Camping Checklist Camping Gear

Shelter & Facilities & Tools

 

  • Camping tent(s) (make sure to carry enough tents that can accommodate everyone)
  • Camping sun shade (especially during summer)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Camping air mattress
  • Pad or mattress repair kit
  • Pump for air mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Camping knife
  • Day packs
  • Trekking poles
  • Camping chairs and tables
  • Cots
  • Hammer headlamps
  • Flashlights
  • Lanterns
  • Camping water filter
  • Fishing gear

Clothing and Footwear

Sometimes the nights might be cold so make sure to bring appropriate clothing. You can check the clothing and footwear list below:

  • Moisture wicking t-shirts
  • Moisture wicking underpants
  • Quick-drying pants or shorts
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Hiking boots or trail running shoes (they should be water proof)
  • Sandals or flip-flops for public showers
  • Wool socks
  • Rain or wind jackets plus pants
  • Wool/fleece jacket or sweater (vest, if warm)
  • Bathing suits
  • Pajamas
  • Wool/fleece hat
  • Wool/fleece mittens or gloves

The Camp Kitchen

There’s nothing more enjoying than a home-cooked meal over the roaring fire. Make sure to pack these essentials in your car so that you can enjoy true campground cooking. Below you can find some of the must-have items you should bring on the camping trip.

  • Stove (make sure you test it before you set off)
  • Stove fuel (be sure to carry enough fuel that can last you for the days you will be camping)
  • Charcoal and lighter fuel (when grilling)
  • Matches or lighters
  • Cooking pans and pots
  • Enough water to keep at the site
  • Utensil set( including forks, spoons, knives, and cooking utensils like serving spoons and spatulas)
  • Mess kits ( including cups, bowls, and plates)
  • Can opener
  • Dish towels
  • Dish detergent
  • Plastic basin for washing the dishes after every meal
  • Tablecloth
  • Paper towel
  • Foil
  • Hot pads
  • Ziploc bags
  • Citronella candle
  • Sponge or scrapper

To make sure that you buy and bring right cooler, you can comment below or send me an email. I will answer as soon as I can.

Food Items

When it comes to food items, plan the meals basing on the number of days you will be camping and then aim for either one or two pot meals such as pancakes and stews in a day.

Make sure to pack enough snacks and fruits to starve off hunger between the meals. Some of the food items you are supposed to pack include:

  • Fruits
  • Snacks
  • Bread and peanut butter ( very fast and handy especially if your kids love it)
  • Condiments (salt, multi-spice, pepper and catsup/mustard when necessary)
  • Butter and cooking oil
  • Beverages such as milk and juice boxes
  • Desserts
  • Milk and sugar if needed

Personal Items

The best thing about car camping is, you can bring with you a few home comforts. Some modern campgrounds do have heated bathrooms plus electricity. Below you will find a few of the comfort as well as personal hygiene items that you should bring along with your car.

  • Toothbrush
  • Brush or comb
  • The camping can
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper

Safety First

No one would wish to get hurt while camping, but it’s important to be always prepared. For safety measures, here are some of the most important safety items you should not forget in your car camping checklist:

  • Bandages
  • Benadryl
  • Antibiotic ointments or wipes
  • Poison ivy treatment like CORTAID treatment kit.
  • Thermometer for taking body temperature
  • Burn ointment
  • Bug repellant
  • Moleskin
  • Tweezers (for removing ticks and splinters)
  • Aspirin

Other Items

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Camping maps (if not familiar with the site)
  • Two-way radios
  • Handheld GPS
  • Outdoor toys
  • Child’s Potty
  • Water toys/floats
  • Board games
  • Umbrella in case it rains
  • Cell phone

Final Thoughts

Car camping is one of the most exhilarating experience you should not afford to miss.

It is full of fun especially if you decide to go along with your family because you will enjoy nature and get a chance to introduce your children to the wonders of the world.

Moreover, you will have the comfort as well as the security of a campground plus help from other campers any time you need it.

If it is your first time to take your family for a car camping, make sure you pack properly as well bring along everything we have mentioned above and I guarantee you will create a new family culture with your first camping trip.

From Lucy Gomez – Get Wild Camping

Jul 25

POPUP CANOPIES ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

WHAT IS A CANOPY?

Firstly, we should start with the definition of a canopy. It is basically a structure which attracts shade net or PVC material to support your building or upright poles in order to provide shelter or shade. There are many different canopies for your choice, yet the typical type should be enough lightweight, compact and durable.

WHAT CANOPIES FOR WHAT CASES?

Our guide will assist you to pick up your canopies for sale based on your own preference as well as the specific outdoor setting you own. There are six common types of canopies for your consideration, including:

  • The pop up canopy is known as the shelter which is easy to fold up to carry out with you. Hence, the main feature of this canopy type should be portable. You can decide the comfortable size of a pop up canopy for your trade shows, festivals, and sporting events. The very popular sizes are 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 canopies.
  • The EZ up canopy (EZ up = easy up) is one canopy type which is set up easily and quickly, preferable for backpackers. Like this name, you can choose the canopy made of aluminum to collapse down in a facile way. Ez up can be used for military activities.
  • The outdoor canopy is the most well-known type of canopy so far. Actually, you are able to use a compact and durable outdoor canopy for all of your outdoor events. Such event may comprise of the wedding feast dedicated for your extended family and even parking your trailer, vehicle or RV.
  • The beach canopy can protect you and your family from the sun, rain and wind during your outing or camping to your favorite beach. When buying this canopy type, you should pay more attention to its durability and the specific function of water resistance.
  • The gazebo canopy is widely utilized in any backyard/garden activities, such as a party. In order to maximize its capability, the users might consider some portable, affordable and lightweight garden canopies.

After letting you know of the basic understandings regarding canopies for sale as well as some typical types of canopies, our next discussion will be over following parts:

  • Further information about those canopy types
  • Top Canopies for each types/purposes & Short Reviews for each individual canopy tent.
  • Step-by-step buying guide
  • Very practical experience tips.

TOP CANOPY TENTS FOR SALE 2018

TOP POP UP CANOPY TENTS FOR SALE 2018


OUTSUNNY
Slant Leg Easy Pop-Up Canopy Party Tent


  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 184+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 8x8, 10x10Camping, Party, Commercial Fair Shelter, Car Shelter
  • $Great
  • Color: Many
    Weight: 22.7 poundsVery Easy to Carry/Transport
  • Read Our ReviewShort Review

SHELTERLOGIC
POP UP CANOPY TENT


  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 43+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 8x8Camping, Party, Commercial Fair Shelter, Car Shelter
  • $Great
  • Color: Many
    Weight: 30.6 poundsVery Easy to Carry/Transport
  • Read Our ReviewShort Review

DELTA CANOPIES
Pop up 4 Wall Canopy Party Tent Gazebo Ez Pink Zebra


  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR 4 MEN
  • Read 25+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 10x10Camping, Party, Commercial Fair Shelter, Car Shelter
  • $$Good
  • Color: Pink
    Weight: 70 poundsVery Easy to Carry/Transport
  • Read Our ReviewFull Review

AMERICAN PHOENIX
Easy POP UP CANOPY TENT



  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 45+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 10x10, 15x10, 20x10Camping, Party, Commercial Fair Shelter, Car Shelter
  • $$Good
  • Color: Many
    Weight:Very Easy to Carry/Transport
  • Read Our ReviewShort Review


SHORT REVIEWS OF BEST POP UP CANOPIES FOR SALE

OUTSUNNY 8′ x 8′ SLANT LEG EASY POP-UP CANOPY PARTY TENT – PINK

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If you are currently searching for a pop up canopy with the cheapest price for your upcoming beach trip, picnics in the backyard or the flea market in your hometown, the Outsunny slant leg canopy can be your choice. It is specially equipped the powder coated frame to resist the rust and a carrying bag.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

It offers you the rust resistant leg frame and UV resistance function which can prevent the blazing hot sunlights in summer days. Especially, its  telescoping legs are quite convenient as it is easily adjusted the height and light weight as well. Thus, you do not have to worry about any difficult setup process. Among other features, the most remarkable characteristics of this product are One piece style frame and open ceiling with the cathedral style.

OFFERED MODELS

The Outsunny slant leg canopy has two current models in sales. They are the upper Cover Footprint with an Overall dimension of 81″ x 81″ and the Lower Leg Footprint with an Overall dimension of  102″ x 102″. Yet there is the only color of pink for this product.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Some reviews from Amazon customers stated that it is was such a great lightweight pop up canopy. Many people bought it for their beach trip because of its super easy ability to set up. To keep it more stable, you can properly purchase an additional tent attached with this product. Then, it will certainly hold up in the sand despite any effect of the bad weather.


SHELTERLOGIC SLANT LEG POP UP CANOPY

The ShelterLogic 8×8 pop up canopy is completely assembled with the main concentration on the portability and protection. Its adjustable frame is made of beam welded tubular steel with the bicycle grade to ultimate the stability and strength. In addition, every leg of this canopy has the wide-based foot plate to access to secure all of the anchor points in the easiest way.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This adjustable frame is made of sturdy materials with 4 different positions. With the 8×8 size, this ShelterLogic Slant lag pop up canopy is quite lighter and easier to bring anywhere in comparison with other open pop up types. Apart from its compact, this product also delivers other quality characteristics, such as the simple design and heavy-duty frame. You can use its’ shade solution for your backyard events, camping tailgating, sporting events, commercial use, etc.

OFFERED MODELS

Even there is only one model offered, this product gives the users the ability to change the portable shade quickly. If you only go out with one friend, you can adjust the space size of ShelterLogic Slant lag pop up canopy after removing from the bag, pulling its’ legs out and attaching the cover.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The most typical usage of this product is for outside festivals. There are several opinions regarding its protection ability against the sun and the rain. Experienced users can feel satisfied with its reasonable price and short delivery time. In addition, it is sturdy enough and easy to set up as well as fold down. With a carrying bag, you can bring it conveniently to any place you want.


10×10 POP UP 4 WALL CANOPY PARTY TENT GAZEBO EZ PINK ZEBRA – E MODEL UPGRADED FRAME BY DELTA CANOPIES

This is the New Model Upgraded of WPIC with the Heavy Duty Frame, High quality and Durable Connectors made of Nylon. It Commercial Grade is highly assessed. This product roof is designed compactly by using the Heavy duty cross truss. Besides,  you can be given a Carry Bag with the attached Wheels when choosing to buy this product.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The most important feature of Gazebo Zebra canopy is its durable metal base which can protect you against corrosion. It offers the customers 2 removable back and front zippered doors along with window sidewalls. All sidewalls have Velcro strips to secure with its top cover so you can have the complete canopy closure event at the corner post. In addition, the Heavy-duty PVC and Polyester materials made of the top brings the waterproof ability for this canopy type.

OFFERED MODELS

There are two models of the Gazebo eZ canopy available. With different quoted price, you can choose two alternation options, the Gazebo eZ pink and Gazebo eZ pink Zebra canopy. Yet two of them are offered with the only pink color. They provide the customers the secure system with Snap-locks function as well as the ring release for setting up and taking down easily.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From top Amazon reviews, this sturdy and well-made tent can perfectly fit you if you want to perform the crafter’s or farmer’s markets and art shows. Even it is a bit heavy but its quality is definitely worth its’ extra weight. To resolve the weighty issue, you can ask for your friend’s help in order to hold it up. Some other people highly appreciated its durability as well.


 

AMERICAN PHOENIX 10×20 MULTI COLOR AND SIZE PORTABLE CANOPY TENT (BLACK, 10×20)

The American Phoenix canopy tent is great to use if you want to set up a picnic in your backyard or at a public park. No tool is required to assemble this canopy type at all. In addition, it can be Perfect for Craft and Arts Shows, Flea Markets, Swap Meets, Fairs, Camping, Garage Sales, Picnics, Bake Sales, Sporting Events and all Parties.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This product is one of the most effective canopies for sale with the purpose of water resistance which is also its remarkable feature. The main reason for such distinctive characteristic is the oxford cloth made of the durable cover. Furthermore, the steel framework is designed with the power coat so you can ensure that your canopy owns the ability of Corrosion and rust resistance.

OFFERED MODELS

There are three models with the same design for the American Phoenix canopy type. Each model has the different size and price. You can choose the size of 10×10, 10×15 and 10×20 depending on how large you expect to hold the event. All of the models are sold with the black color so others will not easy to see the dust on their cover.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

In comparison with other canopy types in the same price range, this product is not  heavy so you can easily carry it by yourself. Some reviews of Amazon customers stated of its extremely sturdiness and easy-to-setup ability. The black color, as well as the flexible height adjustment, is also added to the favorite features of this canopy. Besides, you can take down it quickly in about 10 minutes.

Table of top products – EZ


QUIK SHADE GO HYBRID BACKPACK CANOPY (BLUE), 6 FEET X 6 FEET

This product is comfortable and convenient enough to use for your mountain biking. Because it is quite easy to carry in tour backpack with the 36-square-feet shade for 2 to 3 seated people. With the flow eaves, material and the durable backed fabric made of 170T aluminum and polyester provided, you can have the entirely UV protection when using this product.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

A Quik Shade Go Hybrid Backpack Canopy is such a unique and cheap product which provide you a backpack carry bag. Hence, you can transport easily with the hands-free mobility. So, are you ready to pick it up and go? The design to quickly set up made this canopy be perfectly used for all of your outdoors enthusiasts. Even either you alone or with your family intends to travel to the beach or forest, this small yet sturdy product should be your indispensable element.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of Quik Shade Go Hybrid Backpack Canopy offered. Although you do not have other choices of sizes and colors, this Small yet sturdy and rigid product can satisfy your basic requirements for an EZ canopy. The overlapping construction with the size of 9.5x17mm features the M5 hardened rivet which is reinforced assembly to keep it stable and balanced.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From experienced Amazone users, it is such a mobile canopy with the reasonable price. It can meet your demands when using in the beaches or water parks. Some people can strap this canopy in their backpack easily so that they have the free hands to carry things. You may try it and figure out that it is somehow even lighter than your large umbrella. With the lightweight and small feature, a single person is able to take down and setup it without any help. Even its’ height is not quite sufficient, you can choose to sit down under the extra panel to avoid the sun and the rain.

E-Z UP SR9104BL SIERRA II 10 BY 10-FEET CANOPY, BLUE

Being assessed as the strong as well as easy-to-use EZ canopy, the Sierra II Instant Shelter is ranked among other high-quality shelters with the medium price range. Frankly, the Upgraded Cool Grey components help the users to enhance its performance for their recreational use while adding a touch of style. As a matter of fact, the lightweight capability of this E-Z UP canopy can be your ideal shade solution in all picnics, sporting events, parties, backyards or beach trips.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

One of the most outstanding features of E-Z Up SR9104 Sierra II 10 canopy is the classic design with the slant legs. It definitely adds the stability as well as the UV resistant to its top so you can be protected well from the rain and the sun. In more details, the fabric made of its top has the CPAI-84 fire resistant ability which can properly block almost all UV rays. Besides, this product has the rust-resistant frame which is made of the durable steel coated by the white powder.

OFFERED MODELS

There are two models for your choice, comprising of 10-Feet by 10-Feet and 12-Feet by 12-Feet. Both of them are blue and offers the customers quite similar features. However, the 12×12 size canopy has the ability to contain the instant tables, sidewalls and directors chairs. However, the 10×10 size product is large enough for you to enjoy the comfortable inside space.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Many customers preferred to buy the smaller E-Z Ups with 10×10 size as it can be handled really well by only one person. It actually performs better than other products from different brands. To deal with the strong wind, you can feel secured with this canopy after tieing it down to the trees or rocks. Then, it robust and is stable with the  plastic brake parts and bend along with the metal poles.

CARAVAN CANOPY 10×10-FEET DISPLAY SHADE KIT – COMMERCIAL CANOPY, WHITE

Are you still searching for a large Ez canopy which is easy to assembly and premium quality? Caravan Canopy 10 X 10-Feet Display Shade Kit can fit well your requirements with the 2-year warranty. Its top also has the 500D fire and water resistant capabilities. You can easily fold it down and put in the 600D roller bag which definitely looks like the big pocket.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

Like other Caravan products, it owns the Pull Pin technology patented by Caravan manufacturer. This slight lightweight commercial canopy is truly perfect for reliable outdoor  shelter for workers, trade shows, or only relaxing under the sun. Built with the full truss ceiling, lightweight steel frame, and the durable polyester top, this canopy design shows its stability and strength. With all remarkable features, Caravan Canopy 10 X 10-Feet Display Shade Kit is sold at the highest price compared to other EZ canopies.

OFFERED MODELS

The 10 x 10 feet DisplayShade Canopy of Caravan has only one model with the white color. Yet you cannot find another large canopy which is easier to set up than it. Even being quoted with the high price, it still attracts customers of the simple and elegant design, apart from the advanced technology.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Many people chose this product due to the well-known Caravan brand. Its stability was affirmed with the durable and strong. You do not have to worry about setup process with this 10 x 10 feet DisplayShade Caravan Canopy as it can slide up truly smoothly and quickly. Unfortunately, it is a bit difficult for one person to place such heavy frame on the ground with the small reinforced part. For better installation, you may try to  crawl under a half of the opened frame to put the canopy at the center before setting up.

COLEMAN 13 x 13 INSTANT CANOPY

This common product is designed as the square canopy with the vaulted ceiling. Its frame vent can release the trapped heat to keep the fresh air inside the canopy in summer days. In addition, the Cole man 13 x 13 instant canopy is equipped the UVGuard Technology which can definitely help you to block the harmful rays from sunlights. You can fit easily its carry bag with wheels inside your cars.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

Among the best canopies for sale, this product has the grips lock with the pinch-free adjustability. The pre-attached and lightweight poles make this canopy easy for you to set up and take down. Furthermore, its welded steel feet can help you much in keeping it stable on asphalt and concrete. After completing the setup process, its two-way vents of the roof is able to keep the air move freely.

OFFERED MODELS

The Coleman Instant Shelter offers only one model with the 13-by-13-foot size and 169 square feet shade. It is the most convenient shelter for using in the campsite, backyard,   sporting event and other outdoor activities.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Many experienced Amazon users highly appreciated its sturdiness with the one-piece frame made of steel. From their practical experience, they can set it up easily and quickly in only five minutes. The exclusive release levers of Coleman with the push button makes  your fingers be safe during the takedown and setup process. Such instant hex-shaped shelter has the generous center height of about eight feet and four inches.

Table of top products – Beach

LIGHTSPEED OUTDOORS QUICK BEACH CANOPY TENT, BLUE

The Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Beach Canopy Tent is Great for parks, beaches as well as sporting events as you can get out of the sun with this compact product. It features the built-in sidewall which also protects you from the strong wind. This beach canopy offers the shade of over UPF 50 for all outdoor activities. Besides, it owns the bottom-pull hub system and the Lightspeed integrated poles which allow you have the instant takedown and setup.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

Easy to bring and lightweight and, this beach canopy offers the configuration of an asymmetrical pole so you can handle the wind gusts at ease. The outstanding features of The Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Beach Canopy comprise of its Construction materials made of 190T breathable polyester for its walls as well as 110g PE for its floor. With all outstanding characteristic, you are able to save you setup time at the minimum level so your leisure time will increase.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of The Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Beach Canopy offered. This beach canopy has the dimension of 95 x 59 x 59-inches (LxWxH). It packed size will go down to 50 x 5-inches (LxW) and its weight is 7-pounds.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

This canopy is extremely lightweight and very easy to install. You can put it in the  carrying bag, then slips it in an easy way without any help. It is quite spacious and all customers affirmed that it could keep them out of the dirt and sand. However, it did not offer much shade unless there is the direct sunlight toward the users. Also, some users had to open it carefully to ensure that the fabric material was not caught inside to rip the Lightspeed Outdoors Quick Beach Canopy.

COLEMAN INSTANT CANOPY

Have you ever tried the Coleman Instant canopy in your beach trip? Let’s try it and you can be surprised of the quick setting up time with only three steps. It is equipped the  telescoping and lightweight poles to keep the stability in all weather conditions. In addition, the slanted and wide leg also contributes to enhancing its solidity.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This square canopy is designed with the vaulted ceiling which makes it quite unique in comparison with other beach canopies. Its feet which are made of welded steel can keep the steady poles on asphalt. Such steel also helps you to secure this canopy type on the soft ground. Furthermore, you can block the harmful rays from the sunlight with its  UVGuard materials.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of the Coleman Instant canopy offered. This beach canopy has the size of 10 x 10 feet and the shade of 64 square feet. The total package of Coleman Instant canopy is offered with the carry bag attached wheels, pinch-free adjustability function, and 1-year warranty.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Many people selected this product for their beach trips as recommended from experienced Amazon customers. It can suit for 1 child and 4 adults stay comfortably with some additional accessories, such as mini-coolers or surplus beach bags,  etc. This product has a perfect size to completely fit in some typical cars. Last but not least, the Coleman Instant canopy was sturdy enough to fight against the beachgoers and the wind.

LIGHTSPEED® QUICK CANOPY WITH REMOVABLE SIDE WALL

This is considered the newest products in our review list today. It comes with the detachable side wall. You can easily set it up for a few second and enjoy sit inside to look at other beautiful scenes of the beach. To increase the height of the Lightspeed® Quick Canopy, you can prepare an extremely erect posture of the chair for your own use.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

Apart from its fast setting up time, this beach canopy is equipped the Bottom Pull Hub System. The nature of this system is to set up the umbrella style for your shelter. The maximum sun protection of the Lightspeed® Quick Canopy can be more than UPF 50 so you can enjoy the sunny day and still be a block of harmful UV rays. The most remarkable feature of this product should be counted on the removable second side wall. This function helps you to adjust the amount of sunlights and air to go inside it.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of the Lightspeed® Quick Canopy offered. This beach canopy is designed with the harmonious combination of two colors: blue and gray.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The top reviews in Amazon stated that its overall design is really special. The users can use all storage pockets to contain the tools and accessories inside the canopy. To cover its top hole, there is the small velcro to help to block the sunlights to go inside. The removable side wall can cover the 6-inch back to mesh for the air flow.

Table of top products – Outdoor

COLEMAN INSTANT CANOPY WITH LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

The Coleman Instant Canopy has the LED Lighting System which brings the Innovative lights for you. That built-in LED fixture with the ultra-bright function can provide the full illumination for nighttime. With the dimmer switch, you can adjust the light from the low ambiance in order to get the bright lighting.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This outdoor canopy is considered ideal for sporting events, outdoor parties, camping, garage sales and so on. It is assessed as the easiest canopy of Coleman ever. Besides, it features the integrated lighting system which has four LED light with the ultra-bright fixtures. Such lights are equipped at the shelter top. Furthermore, its 28mm frame is reliable and sturdy by using the steel material. The Comfort Grips of Coleman protects the users’ fingers from any pinch if applicable.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of Coleman Instant Canopy offered with the brown color. This Canopy has the shade of 10’x10′, the height of 9’4″ at the center. You can figure out that it has multiple purposes of usage, from camping, backyard dining to wedding hosting activities.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Many existing customers confirmed that it is one of the most innovative Coleman canopies for sale. You only have to complete three guided steps in three minutes to set it up. With the emanated light from its ceiling, the users can enjoy the full overhead illumination without any lanterns. Its lighting system which operates well with the four D batteries can be compatible with the CPX 6 power system of batteries.

COLEMAN 12 x 10 INSTANT SCREENED CANOPY

Anyone who wants to find the adequate protection from the wind, bugs, and the sun can choose to use the Coleman 12 x 10 Instant Screened Canopy in their picnic, campout or BBQ. You do not have to worry about the assembly as it quite easy and fast. Its two large T-doors did bring the comfortable entry in the back and the front and back. Its doors are quite versatile and the equipped loops and zippers can help to keep them open or shut.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The poles of the Coleman Instant Screened Canopy are ergonomically designed to comfort the grips along with making them be easy to set up at the medium height. The welded feet made of steel can keep this canopy be stable on the asphalt and concrete. In addition, the UVGuard characteristic provides you the best protection from the wind and the sun. The extra room is offered by the vaulted ceiling can make the sufficient height for this canopy.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of the Coleman Instant Screened Canopy offered with the light green color. Its area is 12 by 10 feet or 120 square feet and the Center Height is calculated as 8 feet, 4 inches. The unique and special design did assist this canopy type to become one of the most common and favorite canopies for sale recently.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

The 10 x 12 Size is considered great for outdoor canopies. Some reviews from Amazon customers referred that size can fit over the campground table. The unique color and the splendid look of this shelter are the reasons for its popularity. Even with two attached wheel, its storage bag is a bit heavy yet this canopy still is able to easily put in. The top material is thin but its durability was proven over time.

Table of top products – Garden Canopy

10 x 12 REGENCY II PATIO GAZEBO WITH MOSQUITO NETTING

If you choose to buy the 10 x 12 Regency II Patio Gazebo with Mosquito Netting, it can be your good value. As a matter of fact, it not only contains many features but also owns the attractive appearance in your backyard. With the frame gazebos made of the expensive metal, Regency II Patio Gazebo has 4 plant rings on its outside corners along with the center light hook.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The double roof of this canopy will help you prevent the hot air in the summer time. Hence, you can stay inside with the cooler air beneath the 140-square-feet shade as well as  avoid the strong wind. The Regency II Patio gazebo is easily installed stably on any surface, even the concrete patio or the wooden deck. Obviously, you can relax, hang out with some friends as well as enjoy the beautiful outdoors scenes beneath this canopy.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Although the Regency II is sturdy, it is not designed for severe inclement weather. Some Amazon customers recommend you to remove this canopy type to prevent any damage in big storms. Many people were satisfied with its advance package, including the Mosquito netting,  corner shelves, plant rings, center hook for hanging lights or fan, and ground stakes. Furthermore, the roof is designed with the vented double materials to reduce the  wind stress and the heat going through the canopy.

GARDEN WINDS REPLACEMENT CANOPY FOR HOME DEPOT’S ARROW GAZEBO WITH RIP LOCK TECHNOLOGY

Gazebo Garden Canopy with Rip Lock Technology is the custom designed for the Home Depot Arrow gazebo. Therefore, you only should purchase it if you already have this particular gazebo as it cannot match any other one. Such gazebo’s finials are located on the center top as well as the four corner posts. The product package also includes of the shelves on each of the four corner posts as well as the hanging candle lantern.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The Gazebo Garden Canopy has equipped the Rip Lock Technology which enhances the protection ability from the sun. Furthermore, it also raises up your own privacy when sitting inside. There are the triple arrows speared on each corner bracket panel of this product. However, this item includes the replacement fabric canopy only. If you want to optimize its function, you might think of buying the side mosquito netting.

OFFERED MODELS

There is only one model of the Home Depot’s Arrow Gazebo canopy offered with the light beige color. Its tiers at the top and the bottom are measured of 38″ square and 118″ square respectively.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Some top reviews of Amazon customers stated of its high durability. Even it belongs to the large size of garden canopy, the installation of Home Depot’s Arrow Gazebo canopy is quite breezy and quickly. This canopy is lighter and sturdier than some other products in the same range. Even though this one is tight-fitting, you can get it on by yourself and pull all 4 corners down without straining the seams or even ripping them.

GARDEN WINS REPLACEMENT CANOPY FOR TARGET MALAGA GAZEBO, BEIGE

This is the replacement canopy which perfectly fits the Target Madaga gazebo. You can use its Dura Pocket technology and the Ultra Stitch of Garden Winds to enhanced the performance of this canopy. The top mounting bars of its gazebo are 27″ from peak to the end of each pole.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The Dura Pocket technology can be the most outstanding feature of this Garden wins replacement canopy. In addition, the Ultra Stitch function can help you maintain the stability of your canopy in the bad weather. It is specially designed for the Target Madaga gazebo. Hence, if you currently use one of this type, it might be your wonderful choice.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Several Amazon customers shared their good idea over this produce even though the top piece of the canopy was slightly larger than expected. Most of them are using a replacement for the original which plain wore out. The material on this new purchase seems lighter than the present top but feels like there’s an almost rubber backing that should help keep out excess sun and rain. It looks like the pockets that fit the canopy to the frame are larger which will help with installation.

Table of top products – Garage/Carport/Storage Canopy

CARAVAN CANOPY 10 x 20-FEET DOMAIN CARPORT, WHITE

This Caravan Canopy features a water resistant heat-sealed polyethylene top. The six leg carport has 1 and 3/8 inch diameter legs that are powder coated to prevent rust. The Domain Carport offers the storage and shade to serve all of your purposes. With available additional accessories, you can be satisfied when using the canopy with this white color top.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

One of the most outstanding features of this product is the ability of heat protection with its top made of polyethylene. It also has the function of water resistance so you can feel secured while staying inside the canopy. Its steel frame is sturdy with the compression lock. Each tube of this Caravan Canopy has the diameter of 1and 3/8 inches which is quite suitable to increase its stability

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

There are up to 600 reviews from customers in Amazone for this product. They affirmed that this popular canopy is a cheap product which offers the reasonable quality. In fact, this Caravan Canopy does its job pretty well, especially in some rocky place. To enhance its stability, you can put some anchors in the ground but basically, it can prevent the wind well. Home Depot also provides buckets and concrete bags to level this canopy out and poured concrete in it. This actually makes this product more sturdy than ever.

CARAVAN CANOPY SIDE WALL KIT FOR DOMAIN CARPORT, WHITE

This Caravan canopy is sold with the Side Wall Kit only. That means its price does not include the Canopy Top and Canopy Frame. Then, you have to prepare for the addition payment to enclose from others elements. Being made of 100 percent polyethylene fabric. This product is quite easy to take down as well as set up.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This product offers more privacy and protection with its sidewalls, including water and fire resistance. These full side walls easily attach with zips together allowing as well as adhesive velcro fasteners. Especially, its content of package comprises of all other necessary elements, apart from the top and frame of the canopy. They are Solid Back fall, the Fresh wall with dual zipper, Elastic ball straps, and 20 feet side wall.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

With 138 reviews from Amazon users, it is rated 3.4/5 stars for the durability and acceptable price. The users’ family can enjoy it night and day, rain and the sun, or different kind of weather. Even when it rained hard, this canopy stayed dry inside. It was stable and sturdy to prevent the strong winds as well. Besides, their customer service is so good that  they can handle their customers’ problems with a velcro strap so quickly.

SHELTERLOGIC NEW AUTO SHELTER

This ShelterLogic AutoShelter 10 x 15 x 8 Instant Garage can be taken in your vehicle as well as give the shelter from sun, rain, snow and sleet. In addition, its is quite easy-to-assemble and affordable. The polyethylene material of this canopy provides drum-tight coverage that’s UV-treated, waterproof, anti-yellowing, anti-fungal, and anti-aging.

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

This product has the Shelter lock stabilizers which add the stability and strength. Furthermore, it provides the garage for smaller trucks as well as compact cars. The construction of its polyethylene cover will never fade. And if that wasn’t enough, the whole thing is reinforced with a sturdy steel frame with a baked-on powder coated finish and bolt-together brackets. Hence, this canopy virtually eliminates corrosion, peeling, chipping and rusting.

OFFERED MODELS

There are two models of the ShelterLogic canopy  type offered with the light beige color. They are at the 10 x 15 and 10 x 20 size. Both of them are high-grade sturdy with the beam welded tubular steel frame as well as the high-performance synthetic joint components. In addition, they are bonded with the Dupont thermoset which was baked on its powder coat. They will hep you to prevent peeling, chipping, corrosion and rust.

SUMMARY OF AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

This product was rated 3.5/5 stars from 162 reviews of Amazon customers. Base on their opinions, the portable Shelter Logic garage canopy with the 10″ x 15″ size is quite durable and affordable. It can perform its protection tasks quite weel in all weather conditions, from heavy rain, storm, snow to the hurricane. In the case you want to place it up on the ground with some angles, please prepare some holes or bumps to make this product flat.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST CANOPIES FOR SALE?

To find out what the best canopies for sale are, we should confirm that the major element affects this matter is based on our own personal tastes. For example, people who work outside with no shade and at the temperature of more than 110 degrees, they definitely need a portable pop up shelter. In such case, the best canopies for sale require no loose parts, and should be set up easily and quickly. Adversely, if you are looking for a backyard canopy, you may care more about its design and convenience.

Therefore, we will give you some suggested criterion to define the best canopies for sale according to opinions from many experienced users.

  • Types of canopies

This is one indispensable factor you should consider when choosing a canopy. Nowadays, tent manufacturers offer its customers various types of canopies according to their purpose of usage. Some typical canopy types comprise of: pop up canopy, EZ up (easy up) canopy, outdoor canopy, beach canopy, and garden canopy. Among them, the EZ up canopy is the most portable and easy-to-use one which can perfectly fit for backpackers. In another hand, most outdoor canopies usually come with the flat legs which are staked down deeply in the dust and dirt. Yet their sandbags and leg weights are widely used for all areas where the users cannot take their canopy down, like parking lots.

  • Brand & Price

Are you looking to protect your vehicle while at the cabin, a campsite, or even in your driveway or backyard? A large, sturdy, weather-resistant carport or garage canopy from ShelterLogic is the affordable and perfect choice. With different types and size based on your need, the price of a canopy may vary. Its price range can come from USD 70 to USD 300, maybe more or less according to its brand.

Recently, the best canopy brand for pop up canopies can be Outsunny and Coleman for garden canopies. There is other best canopy brand for specific types as well. But mots of famous canopy brand should offer you all steel frames, heavy auger anchors as well as weather resistant polyester material. Hence, your canopy can be stable while zippered doors will keep the frost off your firewood or windshield.

  • Size

There are some different sizes offered for the customers, including 6×6, 8×8, 10×10,12×12, v.v You also can choose the custom size based on your needs. OF which, the most common size is 10×10 as almost people choose their canopy with this size. By using a 10×10 size canopy, a family of 4 can stay inside comfortably with all of their attached gears and accessories. If the 10×10 canopy can not contain all of your guests, it’s time to find out the perfect party tents perfect for beer gardens, family reunions, outdoor weddings, or other large gatherings. Similar to some smaller versions, such canopies can suite for all weather conditions with heavy and light features matched your own needs.

  • Convenient usage

When we discuss the convenience usage of a canopy, you may think of their extra design and equipment, such as the curtains, the walls. Especially, beauty is one important requirement for some garden canopy type. Some beach canopy tents even have windows that can be opened to let the breeze blow in. For the Patio and Backyard Parties, you should select to add PVC windows and clear walls, or perhaps the large and decorative gazebo appearance with curtains. Furthermore, you are able to look for the screened-in one to keep other disturbed things out. Being easy to tear down and set up, there’s the large gazebo or canopy which is perfectly designed for entertaining any size of the group.

  • Materials

Whether you choose the canopy with different types, sizes, brand and price, durability is still one necessary factor to any best canopies for sale. A good canopy should be sturdy in all weather conditions and can be used with high quality in a long period of time. The most common material used to make these carports and canopies is polyester because of its weather-resistant and lightweight properties.

In general, the larger your canopy is, the more durable and thicker its polyester material you should find. The very first thing you should decide when trying to buy one canopy is the frequency it will properly be moved. In fact, portable canopies with the smaller size can be made from UV-proof polyethylene or thinner polyester with much lighter and more special aluminum frames. Thicker polyester, heavier frames made of steel, and aluminum enclosures can sometimes be used for larger canopies which are intended to be acted as the permanent fixtures.

  • Setting-up time

The last criterion of the best canopies for sale is its set up time. The shorter the setup time is, the better a canopy is assessed. Along with the setup time, the time of taking it down and transportation also should be count on. You should consider taking your tailgate to the next level with a collapsible and easy-to-transport canopy with your favorite team logo. Forget the need for a super-duty truck, these smaller canopy tents pack up into compact packages that are easily carried and will fit in almost any trunk.

Furthermore, you can use your easy-to-assemble pop-up canopy to host a fundraiser for your scouts outside the local supermarket. These canopies pack down easily taking up very little space – some even come with wheeled bags for added convenience.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN USING CANOPIES FOR SALE

Following are the interesting experience and stories of the actual users of canopies.

NEW EURMAX 10×15 FT PREMIUM EZ POP UP CANOPY INSTANT SHELTER

Please let me share with you an interesting story from an experienced user of New Eurmax EZ pop up canopy. At first, my friend was so happy after buying another cheaper canopy and had to throw it away after using for 3 to 4 times. To avoid this bad circumstance, he spent more money to buy this New Eurmax EZ pop up the canopy and finally felt satisfied. He used it 20 times at farmers markets which lasted for about 4 hours and its fabric cover was still the same with no sign of fading. Even there is no hole in the surface fabric cover.

He turned out very happy with its sturdiness as well as the great quality. This product was stable and completed its protection task very well when it was raining heavily and storming. The best of all features is that New Eurmax EZ pop up canopy is quite easy to tear down and set up. He felt comfortable and conveniently with its roll away bag is. That’s such a great choice, he said to me.

COLEMAN 13 x 13 INSTANT CANOPY

From my uncle’s experience, this is a fairly large unit and somewhat heavy to transport—or maybe he is just getting weak in his old age. The set-up is typical of the scissor-beam style as he and his friends had to walk the corners out a bit and then draped the nylon cover over the top. There is no specific instruction at all.  As the mini-cover at the center went on separately, he had to spend a lot of time in order to attach it in the right position.

The mini-cover, with the vent hole in the center, allows hot air out. My uncle did the barbecue under this cover once and such hole can throw out all smoke to keep the under-canopy area cooler. However, he still claimed that ditting the main canopy over the metal structure that holds the mini-cover was somewhat puzzling. This is another reason for putting the covers on before they extend the four corners.

The canopy is 13×13 but the corner poles are still at 10×10. The difference is these four rotate-out-and-click-into-place outrigger rods that extend the corners beyond the upright poles. Take care how you insert the outriggers into the canopy corners. if you miss the reinforced area of the pocket, your outrigger can rip through the nylon.

Assemble the canopy in the proper sequence and it’s easier to put up than to read through the above suggestions. Once the canopy and the mini-cover are positioned to your satisfaction, you and your friends can raise the whole unit by extending the corner poles until they snap into place. Multiple holes give you a choice of almost high enough and high enough for all people sitting at a picnic table.

The metal superstructure is nicely put together, with extra touches like plastic covers. Furthermore, he is looking forward to enjoying some outdoor time with this canopy. He bought this for sun protection while at the beach, but will have to update after his trip at the end of June. Meanwhile, he set it up in his back yard and determined it was great canopy ever.

LIGHTSPEED® QUICK CANOPY WITH REMOVABLE SIDE WALL

Now is my own story with the Lightspeed quick canopy. I had to stake the 4 corners to stretch this with its full size. You should raise the accessories about halfway up the edge and stretches out to add stability before making its tie-down. I could see that the stakes might be too short for the beach if you have soft sand, but it does have a sandbag on each of the corners, so that should do the trick for light wind situations.

I might buy some long stakes or corkscrew stakes for some strong winds. Our sand was dense enough to require a hammer for the last few inches, so that may be better than some beaches. I also used the guy wires at the 4 corners on the windy days. One day was so windy we did not really want to be on the beach, but the stakes held. Any windier and you would really leave anyway.

Overall, the design is well thought out. There are several storage pockets inside the tent. There is a small hanky-sized square with velcro in order to over the top hole and therefore, blocking the little sun that might come in there. The back has 6 inches or so of mesh for air flow and the removable side flap is great. The flap attaches with cylindrical “buttons” that are easy to use. Also, if you do not push the last button on each side, you can then fold the flap half-up for more air flow. At high noon in the summer, you will not need a flap.

CANOPIES FOR SALE FAQ

  • Would you mind suggesting the specific materials for the best carport canopies for sale?

You should know that the canopy materials chosen will be affected by your target price strength and weight. There are some typical materials should be used for a good carport canopy as follows:

  • All the weather-proof enclosures should be the tarps imported from Korea. To length the lifespan of the canopy, all the material is UV protected. The premier and commercial canopies can be used the heavier Ripstopper Tarps. Once again, you’ll need to decide whether durability or economy is more important.
  • To prevent the outdoor storage from being overturned by the wind, it is essential to anchor the canopy the ground. Auger-Style Anchors are suitable for grass, clay, asphalt, and unpacked soil. They are also easy to re-use. Straight anchors are best for anchoring the canopy in clay, gravel, asphalt, and hard-packed or rocky soil.
  • All the canopy poles are made in the USA, using Gatorshield Rust Protection on the inside and outside of the pole offering the best corrosion and rust protection available. There are two common qualities of canopy poles: the standard poles are 1 3/8”-17 galvanized steel tubing and the industrial heavy duty are 1 3/4”-16 gauge steel. The HD poles are approx 3 times stronger and weigh 50% more. So if you are occasionally premier the proof enclosure in place for long periods or are using it as a commercial canopy for business, we recommend you invest in HD poles.

So whether you are looking for an RV shelter,  a heavy duty canopy, a temporary carport, a portable greenhouse or a boat canopy for your outdoor storage needs, you can have the basic information regarding the materials to successfully choose your best canopies for sale.

  • What are the basic steps to get the right size of my desired canopy?

You can determine the canopy size you require by following simple steps:

  • Step 1: If you are looking for a portable carport, first calculate how many vehicles you will be storing. Or for use as outdoor storage how much equipment will you be storing?  Do you see your outdoor storage needs increasing in the future?
  • Step 2: Based on your answers in step 1, please calculate your rough dimensions. Yet you should remember to provide yourself with enough room to move around inside your water-proof
  • Step 3: Then pick the location on which you will be erecting the canopy. How much available space is there? Does this include space around the portable storage? Will it be out of scale or Will this canopy size fit well and look out of place?
  • Step 4: Answer these above questions in the most detailed way you want. Then, move on to choose your best canopies for sale.

ALL ABOUT CANOPIES FOR SALE

HISTORY

The word canopy basically comes from the Ancient Greek. A canopy can be known as a structure or the overhead roof which a fabric and metal covering are mounted over. Hence, it will offer the users the shelter or shade. A canopy is also considered a tent, generally without a floor. Nowadays, the canopy is widely known as the structure over which shade net or PVC material is supported and attached to this building. Hence, it might be attached to the upright support poles to provide shelter or shade.

USES

Canopies have become very popular for sporting events, festivals and trade shows. They are also known as pit tents when used in the context of amateur or semi-professional motorsport. A typical canopy can provide efficient weather protection, reduce overhead and drive revenue by making it easier for your customers to seek and find your location. A canopy can be used for protective purposes or decorative purposes. You can have the retractable awning or the permanent canopy. It can be used for residential or restaurant  purposes as well.

TYPES

Nowadays, tent manufacturers offer its customers various types of canopies according to their purpose of usage. Some typical canopy types comprise of: pop up canopy, EZ up (easy up) canopy, outdoor canopy, beach canopy, and garden canopy. Of which, pop up canopies for sale is the most popular type. Several pop-up canopies come in two pieces, the canopy frame, and the canopy top. The canopy frame is constructed of either steel or aluminum.

Steel framed canopies are heavier and typically cost less than aluminum frames. Recently, stainless steel has been used because it is lighter than steel and stronger than aluminum. Tops for most canopies are made from a polyester fabric. As a matter of face, pop-up canopies are open-sided and without walls, distinguishing them from larger marquees or semi-permanent shelters.

PARTS

One of the most critical parts of canopies for sale is the demountable, portable and transportable frame which is built and designed and to be movable rather than permanently located. A common modern design is sometimes called a modular frame attached to the cover, but portable canopies can be different in that they are more often used temporarily and taken away later. The most familiar modern type of canopy frame is designed so that one can be carried to or from a site on a large lorry and slung off and on by a crane.

DESIGNS

Also, canopies can stand alone, for example, the fabric covered cabana or gazebo. Fabric canopies normally can meet all of your design needs. Thus, many modern types of fabrics are bright, long-lasting, flame-retardant, easily cleaned, and strong. Modern materials making the frame offer high ratios of strength to weight and corrosion resistance. The proper combination of these properties can result in safe, strong, economical and attractive products.

Some commercial canopy companies are even beginning to silk screen and digitally print on the custom canopy tops to promote the company using them.

STYLES

Canopies in general, architectural canopies in particular, include any projection which gives the protection from any condition of the weather, or the mere decoration. Hence, such canopies can be supported by some buildings which they were attached to. Also, they can be mounted on the ground provided by upright posts with support functions, or at least two stanchions.

An inexpensive and practical way to enhance the beauty and functionality of your canopy is through the installation of the door, patio awning or window. The beautiful and elegant shade Systems for the canopies are the excellent way to increase the overall market value of such products by enhancing their architectural beauty and style.

TECHNOLOGIES

Combining functional excellence and decorative appeal, the advanced technology of canopies for sale also protect window treatments, windows, exterior features, interior furnishings, and entrances from the harmful UV rays of the sunlight. Additionally, this helps create significant energy savings by providing a practical alternative to cooler temperatures in the home.

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CONCLUSION

Whether you’re competing, watching the kids play, or just tailgating at a sporting event, canopies are perfect to shade the players or just keep the drinks and chow covered. Keep your art, dog treats, fresh produce, and other goods safe from the elements under a sturdy canopy. Why spend a lot of money purchasing a shed or adding on to your garage when you can find the perfect fit for your needs reasonably priced and very easy to assemble. There’s literally endless possibilities a canopy tent provides, plus you can assemble most virtually anywhere. Now it’s just a matter of choosing your right canopies for sale.

 

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Jun 28

BACKPACKING GEAR LIST & TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES

We recommend full best ultralight BACKPACKING GEAR LIST & food ideas & ESSENTIAL TIPS for both BEGINNERS and experienced backpackers as well.

After all these long tedious working months now you finally have time for a break, you plan for a trip going deep into the backcountry or going sightseeing at attractions. Before your trip, you should prepare a best ultralight backpacking gear list & camping food list, take into account some tips as well as the information to avoid any bad experiences during the trip.

Most of the setbacks can be prevented simply by knowing what you want to do and what you should be doing. So before any outdoor activity, set your destination, your goal from the expedition, and most essentially, the gears and knowledge on the field from experts on trekking.

BEST ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING GEAR LIST PREPARATION

Since you are beginners, a guidebook from a well-known author and a waterproof map are indispensable. “Backpacking” isn’t narrowed down primarily to trekking through jungles or walking in tourist towns. Its meaning varies from person to person; depending on the more you are into wilderness adventures or local traveling. Because of that reason, if your interest is to keep the madding crowd away for a time, you definitely need more insight in the places you are going to.

You may wonder what in those books that you can’t find on the Internet. The thing is you will find trouble discovering the wilderness yourself without any guides. Here are other reasons that you will compel you to buy one, you must be familiar with balancing your budget, the local transportation, and upcoming events to switch back and forth from town to the wild. InYourPocket offers you a lot of practical tips for better traveling.  They are written by local English speaking writers that enrich your understanding on your destinations.

Here are some websites for better information:

The Internet may contain thousands of articles on backpacking but the better alternative is to look for well-organized instructions from experts which are guidebooks, journals.

PICK EXPERIENCED PARTNER(S)

Not always reaching out for the unknown places will do well for solitary travelers. You possibly will enjoy more with a company. A group may be just around four people, one of whom has traveled backpacking before. Going out together on a trip will undeniably boost up your morale and ensure a safer, funnier trip ahead.

There are 3 sources that I strongly recommend you to find an experienced backpacker partner:

SET UP YOUR DESTINATIONS PROPERLYbackpacking gear list

As I’ve mentioned, as clearly, you want to go as more firmly you will grip your time in a fantastic manner as well as keep it on the schedule. Here are some factors for your consideration: whether you go with small children or pets; your interests, waterfalls, mountains, pastures, historic sites.

For trekking, make it safer by not reaching out to too remote places and you should keep yourselves not too far from the town (15-20 km). Moreover, pick camping site that not too close to the wildlife so that you have a relaxing time with your friends not worrying about wild hogs or venomous serpents.

Going on the Internet, you will find people sharing places near your town for backpacking and their experiences. To keep it clear, don’t try to challenge yourselves if you are not familiar with this activity, plan for safer and more secured trips, you can always level up later.

GEAR UP WITH A LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPING GEAR

Now, this time, is for real talking, apparently, this part this part is the main content of the article. I give you some important items in your inventory.

BEST LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING

Choosing your backpacks is not really a tiring process; however, you should not neglect its importance. Forget the small packs that you see a student wearing to have “swag”. Now the priorities you should be paying attention to is the weight that you carry, capacity and size.

There are 3 sizes designed exclusively for your needs:

  • Weekend trip (1-3 day backpacking trip checklist): 35-50 liters capacity.
  • Multi-day trip (3-5 days): 50-80 liter capacity.
  • Longer than that, with your kids’ stuff, more specific gears for mountain climbing, etc.: 70 liters and above. Check the full backpack camping checklist: equipment needed for backpacking.

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The specific design for the packs comes down to two reasons: for maximizing the capacity and for resting the weight not on your shoulders but mostly on your hips. Therefore, when going shopping, carefully ask for measurement on your torso (where the size of the pack will come from). Here’s the formula: measure from the top of your hip to the bottom of your neck where has that protrusion budging out (technically named C7 vertebrae).

Women’s sizing can be tricky sometimes to set the pack fit on your body. Try asking for women’s options, you should not put your spine under any ill-positioned pressure, again, consult the experts for the best purchase.

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HOW TO BACKPACK

Done for the packs? Not so fast. Here some features and principle of packing you should first understand before setting foot out. While some classic features are ubiquitous here are some add-ons that exalt your experiences and keep all your stuff safe and sound.

  • Pack access: 1/ top-loading openings 2/panel access
  • Sleeping pad compartment
  • Rain cover.
  • Hydration reservoir.

It is crucial to know how to pack. Pack your sleeping bag at the bottom. The heavy items at the center are on top of your sleeping bag. That will keep your pack not too hard to carry. Other lower-weight items can be stored on top of the pack. Remember to place your light source close at reach, water reservoir at sides.

That is it, don’t be panic if you find them complicated. You only have to do this once. Everything follows up is easy to sort out.

CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR

best backpacking packCLOTHS

Keep this in mind; do not pack cotton-made cloths, which means bring T-shirts, shirts, socks and pants not made of cotton. For one reason, they take ages to dry up when wet and that other more technical fabrics that are designed for hydra-ventilation are quicker to dry up so more comfortable to wear.

One small tip, roll your t-shirt to make them like padding to keep heavy objects (stoves) in places.

FOOD WEAR

Boots are universally favored but you may find trekking shoes are better at keeping fraction when going through the wet spot. Anyway, sneaker may not the option for they are soft and too flexible to walk on rocks and slippery slopes.

There are quite a few brands in this matter. I prefer Timberland®, they are waterproof and the rubber sole keeps your foot firm and secured on the walk. However, genuine leather boots are pricey; you still can pick other synthetic leather ones. The problem is they are not so easily worn down plus, your feet won’t feel so dry because they cannot absorb the sweat. Invest in a quality pair of leather boots; you won’t have to worry about swollen heels or run-down sole.

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OTHER STUFFS

Of course, those are not enough but this article mainly for beginners who may not have to hide foods from bears or to catch fish bare hands or something that hardcore. Then a few more tools are definitely sufficient to your need. Those are in the checklist, here some examples:

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • First-aid supplies
  • Knife

One more thing, if you plan to go into the forest, takes the insect sprays. Not the kind you spray on them, the repellents.  Mosquitos and tons of other insects are nasty since they transmit horrible diseases; you want to take home memories, not malaria. Wear a raincoat can help you navigating through the shrubs, you have no idea what lays on the leaves.

COMMUNICATION & NAVIGATION

Don’t rely on your mobile phones. I see this fact neglected by beginners. Sometimes they still have the cellular towers built up near your camping site but you should not take that for granted. Learn how to use the compass or compass apps, they are reliable, not easily to break down. If you want to go with GPSs, you should shop the ones with satellite connection, they are expensive so consider if you really need them.

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BEST BACKPACKING FOOD IDEAS

You should take the foods with easy camping recipes that do not take too much time to repair, such as crackers, cookies and other fast food (but healthy). When you cook, choose the high energy food such as potato, bacon, boiling an egg to fill up your stomach. It may be a simple meal but still keeps you healthy. You can pack up pasta, bread, rice and sausages which are served in packing but clean up your site when moving.

Hot chocolate is good for morning drinks. You will need camping stove to make hot beverages, don’t try to make fire by tinder and sticks; they are not safe in the jungle.

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Water supplies are important as well. Make sure you drink enough water. Don’t wait up until you feel thirsty; keep your body well-hydrated to avoid cramps. They are the worst you want to encounter during your trip and it is even dangerous when traveling alone.

PRACTICE PITCHING YOUR TENT AND READ THE WEATHER FORECAST

If you are a newbie, then you should learn how to set a camp right. It’s not too hard to pitch a tent; you just have to practice in your backyard. If you are a father, then those things will impress your whole family.

One more thing, raining and windy weather will ruin your whole trip if you are not well-trained. Stop and plan the trip for another time when it rains (or will rain). As they said, safety first!

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Don’t forget to pick up yourselves after you leave, even scatters of food can attract wild animals, you want to stay environmentalist, don’t throw trash around.

LOOK UP BACKCOUNTRY REGULATION BEFORE YOU GO

You should ask for any paperwork at the ranger’s station, parking permit, storing regulation. Will they require your ID? Will they ask for the permit? Will they ask for how many people in the group? Are kids allowed? You have to be ready to answer all these questions and much more.

The procedure is not to obstruct but to keep you and your family under the notice of the rangers, to keep the park clean for nest visitors to appreciate its grandeur.

OTHER THINGS YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND

If you are confused of which stuffs you should equip for a camping trip, please take a look at this backpacking gear list – the writer gives you the basis knowing what you should buy the first time setting camp. But choose your items wisely because nobody wants to have any unnecessary weight.lightweight camping gear

When camping at night, keep the light as near to you as possible. The flashlight, camp lantern, glow sticks need to be stored in a safe place and within your reach. You can store all the electronic devices in the zipping bags away from water.

The first-aid supplies are also important, you can make one set yourself by storing the bandages, disinfectant spray, and some other drugs for stomach ache and headache.

In the situation that you find yourselves abroad, take the vaccine injections. Be aware that tons of bacteria and parasites can come down to your gut from the food. Ask the doctor for any allergic reaction you have and pack the right medicine. You should do this step after reading this if you plan for an upcoming trip. Other things may distract you and I really don’t want you to be in any mishaps.

CONCLUSION

So you have had a basic knowledge on backpacking. Each time you go out you will have more fun with friends and family and become more experienced. There are some points I need, to sum up, choose the pack carefully, pack up quality clothing and footwear, and stack up most needed essentials and first-aid supplies for an emergency, finally, knowing your path.

I hope you all will have a great time exploring the wood and the history of cities.

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May 26

BEST FAMILY BACKPACKING TENT ULTIMATE GUIDE

By Jeremy | ULTIMATE FAMILY TENT GUIDES


Jeremy AllenJeremy Allen: Hello, I would like to give a warm welcome to all people who are planning to buy the best family backpacking tent. If you are an amateur or lack of experience in choosing a backpacking tent, I am here for you. Basing on the number of backpackers, they are classified into 4 groups: 1, 2, 3, 4 persons. My task is assisting you to realize what is your demands, and what backpacking tent is great for you.

In the first part, you will have a general look at each recommended backpacking tent group (for 1, 2, 3 and 4 man). Then, I am pleased to provide you features and detailed information about twelve different backpacking tents. This article also gives you short reviews of each tent as well as pros and cons from real usage of many people.

In the second part, some useful tips and advice will be provided so that you can have better knowledge of criteria to choose a good backpacking tent. Through true stories from other users, I would bring to you real experience in using backpacking tents. I hope that will help you more.

The last but not least part is some questions about tents and related issues. There are four other helpful and reliable sources of information will be given in order to help you make better decisions on choosing this must-have thing in your list of necessary items for camping trip.

Basing on the number of tent users (1-person, 2-person, 3-person and 4-person), there are a number of backpacking tents which are suitable for your purpose and financial capacity. In this article, I will introduce twelve backpacking tents to you. This guide also includes a small comparison between best backpacking tents so that you could choose the most suitable one for your trip.

 



TOP BEST BACKPACKING TENTS FOR 1, 2, 3 & 4 PERSON

Best backpacking tent: ONE PERSON TENT

This table provides general information about best backpacking tents for one man tent.


ALPS MOUNTAINEERING
LYNX 1 TENT 2015


  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches. This one is best for single person.
  • Read 221+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 1, 2 & 4 Persons Backpacker(s)
  • 01 Door Only Very Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~05 minutesVery Easy Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Clay Rust
    Weight: 3.15 pounds
    Dimensions: 7'6" x 2'8" x 3" (H)Extremely Easy to Carry/Transport
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EUREKA!
SPITFIRE 1 BLUE



  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST QUALITY!!!
  • Read 152+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 1 Persons OnlyLone Backpacker
  • 01 Door OnlyDeluxe Class
  • Setting Up Time: 5 minutesVery Easy to Setup
  • $$$Luxury Backpacking Tent
  • Color: Sky Blue/Sand
    Weight: 2.12 pounds
    Dimensions: 108" L x 42" W x 40" HSuper Ultralight Backpacking Tent
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EUREKA! SOLITAIRE - TENT
  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR ONE MAN
  • Read 459+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 1 Person Lone Backpacker
  • 01 Door OnlyVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: <2 minutesExtremely Easy Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Black
    Weight: 3.5 pounds
    Dimensions: 96" L x 32" W x 28" HVery Easy to Carry/Transport
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FIRST GREAR
CLIFF HANGER 1 PERSON TENT


  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 145+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 1 Person Lone Backpacker
  • 01 Door OnlyVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~1 minutesExtremely Easy to Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: As the picture
    Weight: 3.5 pounds
    Dimensions: 6f7 x 2f5 x 43" (H)Extremely Easy to Carry/Transport
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Best backpacking tent: 2 PERSON TENT

2-person tents tend to be the most popular models. A backpacking tent for 2-person can be used for solo hikes or with a partner. This table will provide some necessary information about three best backpacking tents for 2 persons to compare.


MOUNTAINSMITH MORRISON
2 PERSON 3 SEASON TENT


  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST QUALITY 2 PERSON TENT
  • Read 322+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2 & 3 PersonsBackpacker(s)
  • 02 DoorsVery Comfortable - Go Out without Step over Other People
  • Setting Up Time: ~2 minutesExtremely Easy Setup
  • $$Good for the Money
  • Color: As the Picture
    Weight: 5.53 pounds
    Dimensions: 56" x 43" x 92" (W x H x D)Very Easy to Carry/Transport
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COLEMAN
SUNDOME 2 PERSON TENT
  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR TWO MEN
  • Read 654+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2, 3, 4 & 6 PersonsBackpacker(s) or Family
  • 01 DoorsVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~10 minutesEasy Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Green
    Weight: 6.38 pounds
    Dimensions: 7' (D) x 5' (W) x 48" (H)Easy to Carry/Transport
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STANSPORT
"SCOUT" BACKPACK TENT

  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR TWO MEN
  • Read 425+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2 Persons Backpacker(s)
  • 01 Door OnlyVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 2~3 minutesExtremely Easy to Setup
  • $CHEAP BACKPACKING TENT
  • Color: Forest Green
    Weight: 3.8 pounds
    Dimensions: 54" (W) x 36" (H) x 78" (D)Very Easy to Carry/Transport
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HAPPY CAMPER
2 PERSON TENT


  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 417+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2 Persons Backpacker(s)
  • 01 DoorComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~5 minutesVery Easy to Setup
  • $BEST FOR THE MONEY
  • Color: As the picture
    Weight: 2.8 pounds
    Dimensions: 76 x 60 x 42 inches (H)Super Ultralight Backpacking Tent - Very Easy to Carry/Transport
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Best backpacking tent: 3 PERSON TENT

This table will provide some necessary information about three best backpacking tents for 3-person to compare.


WENZEL
RIDEGELINE 3 PERSON TENT


  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 187+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 3 PersonsBackpackers
  • 02 DoorsVery Comfortable - Go Out without Step over Other People
  • Setting Up Time: 3 minutesExtremely Easy to Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Blue & Light Grey
    Weight: 6.25 pounds
    Dimensions: 7' x 7' x 50" (W x D x H)Very Easy to Carry/Transport - Different Colors are Different Prices
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COLEMAN
SUNDOME 3 PERSON TENT
  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR 3 MEN
  • Read 617+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2, 3, 4 & 6 PersonsBackpacker(s) or Family
  • 01 DoorsComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~8 minutesEasy Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Green & Navy
    Weight: 6.38 pounds
    Dimensions: 7' (D) x 5' (W) x 48" (H)Easy to Carry/Transport - Different Colors are Different Prices
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WENWEL
ALPINE TENT - 3 PERSONS




  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 476+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 3 Persons Backpacker(s)
  • 01 DoorsComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 12 minutesOK to Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Grey/Blue
    Weight: 8.0 pounds
    Dimensions: 8.5 x 4 x 8 feet (W x H x D)Easy to Carry/Transport
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Best backpacking tent: 4 PERSON TENT

This table will provide some necessary information about three best backpacking tents for 4-person to compare.


MOUNTAIN TRAILS
SHOUTH BEND TENT 4 PERSON



  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 145+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 4 PersonsBackpacker(s)
  • 01 Door OnlyComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 2 minutesExtremely Easy to Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: As the picture
    Weight: 6.95 pounds
    Dimensions: 9 x 4.3 x 7 feet (W x H x D)Very Easy to Carry/Transport
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COLEMAN
HOOLIGAN TENT
  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)BEST FOR THE MONEY
  • Read 613+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2, 3 & 4 PersonsBackpackers & Family
  • 01 DoorsComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~10 minutesEasy to Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Red
    Weight: 11.6 pounds
    Dimensions: 108" L x 84" W x 58" HEasy to Carry/Transport
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COLEMAN
SUNDOME 4 PERSON TENT
  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)BEST SELLER TENT FOR 4 MEN
  • Read 1,136+ Reviews Customer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2, 3, 4 & 6 PersonsBackpacker(s) or Family
  • 01 DoorsComfortable
  • Setting Up Time: ~10 minutesEasy Setup
  • $Great
  • Color: Green & Navy
    Weight: 10.62 pounds
    Dimensions: 9' (D) x 7' (W) x 4'11" (H)Easy to Carry/Transport - Different Colors are Different Prices
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WEANAS® WATERPROOF
DOUBLE LAYER
2, 3, 4 PERSON 3 SEASON

  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 113+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • 2, 3 & 4 Persons Backpacker(s)
  • 02 DoorsVery Comfortable
  • Setting Up Time: 2 minutesExtremely Easy to Setup
  • $$Still Great for The Money
  • Color: Green, Blue, Orange & Azure
    Weight: 5.8 pounds
    Dimensions: 85.2" x 51.6" x 85.2" (W x H x D)Very Easy to Carry/Transport - Different Colors are Different Prices
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SHORT REVIEWS OF BEST BACKPACKING TENTS

THE ALPS MOUNTAINEERING LYNX ONE MAN TENT

The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 1 Tent is roomy enough for one person to sleep comfortably in any position. I can even stretch my arms and legs even (but not too much). The large vestibule feature enables you to store your backpack and extra gear. This tent is freestanding with two pole clips that quickly attach to the aluminum poles, you will find it easier to set up. Polyester fly resists UV damage. ALPS has the factory seal the fly and floor seams and coats the floor with 2000mm for the best weather protection, it enables you to keep dry even in a rain shower.

Other featuresone person tent

  • Free standing 2 pole design with 7000 series aluminum poles
  • Easy assembly with pole clips
  • 75D 185T polyester fly resists UV damage and stays taut
  • Factory sealed fly & floor seams give best weather protection
  • 75D 185T poly taffeta floor with 2000mm coating
  • Extra large #8 zippers on door and vestibule
  • Vestibule for gear storage and extra weather protection
  • Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Half mesh walls increase ventilation
  • Mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes and guy ropes included

Pros:

  • Portability
  • Extra vestibule space
  • Durable construction
  • Can resist the wind
  • High-quality zipper
  • Ease of assembly

Cons:

  • Thin floor
  • Rain fly fits poorly
  • Hard to enter and exit

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MOUNTAINSMITH MORRISON 2 PERSON 3 SEASON TENT

Available size: 2 person tent & 3 person tent

This freestanding three-season, two-person tent recently recognized with 2011 Backpacker Gear Guide “Killer Deal” and “Killer Value” awards. Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person 3 Season Tent features two pole design with two master hooks at the top making it easy to setup. This tent provides 35 square feet of interior usable space which accommodates 2 adults in comfort. Two-door design with doors that zip off almost completely for an open air feel and extra views.

Other features

  • Two doors / Two vestibule layout
  • Tent fly ventilation windows
  • Bathtub floor construction
  • Taped floor seams
  • No-see-um mesh wall panels
  • Detachable ceiling loft pocket
  • Interior mesh storage pockets
  • Clip-pole attachment for lighter weight and better breathability
  • Reflective guy lines with tension lock cord adjustment

Pros:2 man tent

  • Easy to set-up
  • Roomy
  • Well-ventilated

Cons:

  • Low-quality poles and stakes
  • Low vestibule doors

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COLEMAN SUNDOME 2 PERSON TENT

Available: 2 person tent, 3 person tent, 4 person tent and 6 person tent.

The Coleman Sundome 2 Person Tent (Green and Navy color options) is part of Sundome series of tents from Coleman. Heavy duty 1000D polyethylene bathtub floor for extra durability and welded leak proof seams even in the corners. Freestanding design with two poles makes it easy to setup. A large door for easy entry with large rear hooded window provides airflow for ventilation. Mesh vents on the roof provide additional ventilation. Coated polyester fly and wall fabrics (450mm coating) with a rainfly included for extra weather protection so that it is up to 33% more water-resistant than a Comparable standard Coleman tent.

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Other features

  • Exclusive WeatherTec™ system to keep you dry if it rains2 man tent
  • 7′ x 5′ tent, 4′ center height
  • Dome structure, easy to transport & simple to set up
  • Great for weekend car campers, short backpack trips and 1st-time campers
  • Durable carry bag with separate storage bags for tents, poles and stakes
  • Rain fly included
  • Privacy vent window
  • Interior gear pocket
  • Electrical access port
  • Easy set up with continuous pole sleeves
  • Easy to follow instructions sewn into durable carry bag
  • Pin and ring design and InstaClip™ attachments make tent simple to set up

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WENZEL RIDGELINE 3 PERSON TENTultralight backpacking tents

Wenzel Ridgeline 3 Person Tent’s sealed fly and a welded polyethylene floor keep you dry. The Weather Armor polyester fly has good UV properties and protects you from worst weather climates. The shock-corded fiberglass frame uses multi-diameter poles create a stronger and more head room and livable space, as well as easier, setting up. Two ‘D’ doors with an inside flap zipper window for easy in and out access.

Other features

  • Integrated tent light reflection system
  • Easy access “D” style door with inside flap zippered window
  • Shock corded fiberglass poles with fast feet for easy setup
  • Multi-diameter fiberglass poles provide more head room and livable Space
  • Fly ridge pole provides protective awning over front door and rear window
  • E-Port for electrical cord access
  • Gear loft and convenience pocket
  • Removable seam sealed fly
  • Zippered rear window with inside privacy flapbackpacking tent reviews
  • Mesh roof vents

Pros:

  • Excellent ventilation
  • Floor is welded (Not sewn)
  • Treated to repel water
  • Affordable price
  • Lightweight construction

Cons:

  • Limited space
  • Not visible in the dark

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WENZEL ALPINE TENT – 3 PERSON

Wenzel Alpine Tent – 3 Person is a great choice for a camping adventure. Its three-pole penta dome design feature creates a vestibule for gear storage and better weather protection. This tent features a shock-corded fiberglass frame (with pole pockets) that can be set up and disassembled quickly. The tent’s weather Armor™ fabric with a polyurethane, water resistant coating and UV resistant gives you a safe place for sleeping and good shelter against bad weather.3 MAN TENT

Other features:

  • Suitable for backpacking or backyard
  • Size of: 8′ 6″ x 8′ with a center height of 4′
  • Easy set-up, 3-pole pentadome tent with removable rain fly
  • Middle pole creates vestibule for gear storage and weather protection
  • Shock corded fiberglass frame poles
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Integrated mud mat with drainage
  • Sonic-sealed polyethylene tub-style floor
  • 2-side zippered windows for added airflow when desired
  • Includes ground stakes, gear loft, hanging storage pocket and storage duffle

Pros:BEST BACKPACKING TENTS

  • Easy to set up and take down
  • Light weight
  • Waterproof
  • Withstands strong wind
  • Freestanding when needed
  • Good carry bag
  • Metal stakes
  • Roomy for two people

Cons:

  • A tight fit for three people
  • Condensation can be a problem, the windows are small
  • Supplied stakes may need to be replaced with longer ones in some situations
  • Not tall enough for adult to stand upright
  • Unsuitable for freezing winter weather

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MOUNTAIN TRAILS SOUTH BEND TENT – 4 Person

The Mountain Trails South Bend sport dome tent is a good choice for hikers and car campers. This tent features shock-corded fiberglass frame with pin-and-ring system for quick set-up. This tent has our integrated Stow-n-go duffel system that simplifies set-up, take-down, and storage. The tent offers polyester mesh roof vents and windows for ample cross-ventilation which could keep you cool on warm evenings.

Other features

  • Fiberglass poles frame
  • Shock-corded fiberglass frame
  • Removable fly and mesh roof ventsultralight backpacking tents
  • Dutch “D” style doors with inside zip windows
  • Reinforced polyethylene tents floors with welded seams

Pros:

  • Very easy setup
  • Window and door have zippered screen
  • Doormat is permanent
  • Rainfly has awning so can keep gear outside tent

Cons:

  • Better for three people than four
  • Doesn’t come with carrying bag
  • Stakes don’t hold up well

 

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Weanas® Waterproof Double Layer 2, 3, 4 Person 3 Season

Weanas® Waterproof Double Layer 2, 3, 4 Person 3 Season Aluminum Rod Double Skylight Outdoor Camping Tent is easy to install. It features a super classic interior design with a door can be opened from inside and outside. When closing the outer layer, you can use it as a storage room for shoes, backpack or other gear. In addition, this tent uses professional waterproof fabric with SPF proof. With high-strength aluminum poles, the tent can stand high pressure.

Other features:best ultralight tent

  • Lashing design, easily rolled up, used for fixing aluminum pole and external tent.
  • Tent door uses two-way zipper, both sides can be tightened, especially add the door curtain pull clasp, more convenient and durable.
  • Two sides of the ventilation windows can be closed or open freely, it can maintain ventilation in the tent.
  • The tent has wind ropes fixed all around, it can effectively windproof.

Pros:

  • Two doors are convenient: someone can exit without disturbing the other person
  • Extremely quick and easy assembly
  • Couple storage compartments on the inside
  • Gets back into its packaging easily

Cons:

  • Very lightweight means a trade-off very thin material, concerned that the bottom will rip easily without a footprint.
  • Shoe vestibule is nice but small

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HOW TO CHOOSE A BEST BACKPACKING TENT?

Choosing a suitable backpacking tent need some tips and more experience. A good backpacking tent not only provides safe shelter or good sleeping bed for you, it also gives you a cozy place for gathering and enjoying your trip. Depending on different purposes of using and financial capability, the definition of a good backpacking tent varies. However, when you find and choose a backpacking tent for your trip, let’s take a look at some criteria below:

lightweight backpacking tents

Number of campers:

The first thing you must count is the number of campers. A 2 person tent often only has  enough space without stretching legs or hands. You also need space for storing your backpack/gears, right? My friend, Smith – a passionate backpacker, bought a solo tent for his first camp. When night fall, it became to rain, he was OK inside the tent. However, he had to keep all his gear inside the tent with him to avoid the rain. So, there was no room for lying. It was a long hard night for Smith. That is the way an exciting trip might become a terrible memory if you cannot sleep well after hard traveling hours. After an awful night, Smith got up with the painful body and did not want to do anything.

In addition, you should consider the number of campers in future trips.

That’s why you are recommended to upsize the tent capacity by one (or even two) person. Backpacking tents are designed for one-person, two-person, three-person, four-person. The best thing is the lightweight of those tents are not different too much. If the number of users is four or five plus, you better choose a  best family tent for your trip.

Ultralight:

best 2 person backpacking tent

Using an ultralight backpacking tent is the perfect choice, especially when you travel alone or take part in a long trip. For a hiking, stamina is very important thing. The lighter of the tent, the more stamina you can save. I will give you the ideal weight for each size of backpacking tent.

  • For 1 person tent: 2 to 3.5 pounds
  • For 2 person tent: 3 to 5.5 pounds
  • For 3 person tent: 6 to 7 pounds
  • For 4 person tent: 6 to 7 pounds.

However, keep in mind that the lightweight backpacking tent often is less durable and lower quality.

Price

Purchasing a good backpacking tent with reasonable price is the first priority for everyone. Is “the more expensive, the better” right in all cases? The best backpacking tent is not always the most expensive one! When you are seeking for a good backpacking tent for your trip, you should pay attention to sale program or have a glance at different department or shop to make a comparison between tents. You might find a good backpacking tent with cheaper price.

Some online commercial websites give a big discount and free ship when customers buy products. They would like to increase their sale and encourage customers to buy items. It is a good choice for your purchasing!

There are some very cheap backpacking tents, even as low as 20~30$. My friend is very proud that he bought a backpacking tent on sale with only 16$. And he feels it even better than ~100$ backpacking tent of his friend. However, I believe it is just a luck. Just take a look at STANSPORT “SCOUT” BACKPACK TENT on Amazon, then you will see a lot of bad comments. But, it is still best seller backpacking tent for 2 person. So, the lesson is, if you don’t think about using for long time, then a cheap backpacking tent is a good choice.

Livability / Convenience:

backpacking tents 2 person

When you spend more hours in your backpacking tent, you really need to take good consideration for checking its convenience. Do you feel comfortable when staying in? Does the tent fit your height (when you are sitting)? How many doors do you want? You should pay attention to ceiling height, tent capacity and ground space. It is better to stretch out easily and sit up without difficulty.

The number of doors is an important factor. You don’t want to crawl over other people at the midnight and wake everybody up, right?

Some 1-person backpacking tent is quite narrow and it only provides a place for sleeping. If you want more spacious, let’s choose a tent which has enough room for your gear.

Materials:

Most tents are made of nylon now. For example, breathable nylon is used for tent walls, coated nylon for the fly and floor, no-see-um mesh for the window screens. If you choose a tent with thicker and denser fabrics, you have to accept its heavy weight. Materials fabric is very important when you buy a backpacking tent for a long journey.

Most tents are designed with either aluminum or fiberglass pole along with an elastic shock cord. Fewer poles will allow you to set up or install faster. With the help of clips and short sleeves, the tent will be stronger. People said that aluminum poles are more durable than fiberglass ones. You should carry along tent emergency repair kit for urgent cases.

Setting-up time

Teenagers build yellow tent themselves in the forest at the camping site together

A simple and easy to setup backpacking tent will be a good choice. When you travel alone or you join a hard trip, spending too much time on setting up tent might drive you mad. Your advice is to take time and try to set the tent up before paying money, or you will regret!

Tent seasonality:

Last but not least. A three-season tent will be able to stand up to heavy rain and wind. This is the most popular choice for camping. Three-season tents are designed for conditions of spring, summer and fall. It can suffer downpours but not for harsh storms or snow. You can be safe from bugs when using this kind of tent.

A four-season tent can be used in any weather conditions. It can withstand substantial snow loads or fierce winds. This tent is equipped with more pole and better fabric.

Basing on the weather condition of the camping site, you can choose the most suitable tent for yourselves. In most case, campers or backpackers often take 3 season tent. No matter what tent you choose, the most important things to consider is a protective feature. You need a good backpacking tent for a good sleeping place, but you also need a safe shelter when some unpredictable things could happen such as heavy downpours, harsh storms, snow loads, etc.

Brand

Choosing a famous and reliable brand to spend your money may be a smart choice in many cases. There are a number of well-known brands for your consideration, such as Coleman, Wenzel, Eureka, Mountain Trails. People said that you should choose a tent from favorite brand or company.

Design

The design of tent is really important, especially when you travel to a camping site with extreme weather conditions. Each type of tent design is suitable for the specific climate. My friend chose wrong backpacking tent for her trip last month. She went camping in a mountainous area with strong winds, then A-frame tent is her choice. It was not a smart choice because A-frame tent was not a suggestion for this kind of weather. That tent was light, easy to carry (because she was a girl) but did not stand up with high wind conditions. She had to end her trip sooner than her plan.

 



 

SOME ESSENTIAL TIPS WHEN BUYING/USING A BACKPACKING TENT

This is an example when you order with free shipping on Amazon

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Accessories for backpacking tents

Must-have accessories

  • Footprint
  • Emergency repair kit (tool kit)

Should-have accessories

  • Air bed/Sleeping bed
  • Lantern

Real experience in using backpacking tents

Go hiking

When you plan to go hiking, you should choose light things to carry. It is a long journey and you need to be healthy. A backpacking tent which is lightweight and easy to bring with will enable you to save more energy. However, you are advised to pay attention to the weather condition of camping place. In fact, a number of people choose the wrong tent because they do not understand the climates.

An Amazon customer complains that he had a bad trip because of his backpacking tent. As told by the seller, that tent was perfect for hiking because of its light weight. However, he went to a place with the windy condition, and the top cover of the tent moved around so much that it could not cover at all. He was freezing for about 6 hours. That was an unforgettable trip for him.

Wilderness

Travelling to a wilderness needs careful preparation so that you will have a safe and happy trip. You should search for weather conditions, and prepare for extreme weather or emergencies. It is recommended to choose a dome tent due to its light weight and easy setup. It is better to take a tent including both stakes and sidewall ropes in order to increase stability.

 

 



 

FAQ:

What is a free-standing tent?

A free standing tent can stand alone on the surface or ground without the assistance of pegs. This kind of tent can establish the structure of its own and you only need the pegs to keep it from strong winds. In many cases, rocks can be put inside the tent to keep it down, or the tent rely on its own weight to stand firmly.

Is tent with high price is better than a cheap one?

It is not always true. Depending on your condition and purpose of using, you might choose a reasonable tent which suits your financial situation. The best tent is a tent which makes you satisfied and comfortable, not the most expensive one.

What is the major difference between a 4-season tent and 3-season tent?

All 4-season tents are designed for snow campers although they can be used during the rest of the seasons. Three-season tents are designed for conditions of spring, summer and fall. It can suffer downpours but not for harsh storms or snow.

 



 

References

I highly recommend that you should take a look at other sources of information to have better knowledge of backpacking tents and related issues in order to choose a good one for your trip.

 



 

Conclusion

A good backpacking tent not only gives a safe shelter but it also provides you a cozy place for sleeping and enjoying for an amazing trip. Whether you have experience in choosing backpacking tent or not, I hope that all useful information above will help you have a clear look at backpacking tent and have a better decision when opening your wallet! Summer is coming and it is time for relaxing, for far-away trips to discover new lands, discover your soul! Let’s choose a good backpacking tent, take your luggage and enjoy life in your own ways!

 

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COLEMAN INSTANT CABIN TENT 4, 6, 8, 10 PERSON REVIEWS

By Jeremy | COLEMAN , PRODUCT REVIEWS

Will YoungExpert says: This Coleman Instant Cabin Tent family is truly the Best Seller camping cabin tent / instant tent all over the US market. Coleman has released this model with 4 size options:

  • Coleman 4 Person Instant Tent (or Coleman Instant Tent 4)
  • Coleman 6 Person Instant Tent (or Coleman Instant Tent 6)
  • Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent (or Coleman Instant Tent 8)
  • Coleman 10 Person Instant Tent (or Coleman Instant Tent 10)

Coleman has been making a variety of fine camping gear products since 1900. The company has become synonymous with tents and other similar products. This Coleman Instant Cabin Tent is made with a special design and arrangement to make it lead to the technology of setting up. Also, When used properly, this helps to keep the tent sturdy and less likely to bear with problems relating to keeping the surface relaxed.

INTRODUCTION OF COLEMAN INSTANT CABIN TENT:

SPECIFICATIONS 

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Uses 16 and 20 mm steel poles to keep the tent up
  • Zipper cuffs protect the zippers
  • Anti-wicking polyester fabric
  • WeatherTec system integrated around its body
  • Vented rainfly

DETAIL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)The rating based on our researches. This one is best for a couple.
  • Read 454+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • Family Size: 4 Persons
  • Color: Brown / Black
    Weight: 18 pounds
    Dimensions: 8f (W) x 7f (D) x 4.1f (H)Easy to Carry/Transport
  • 01 Room Only Comfortable
  • Number of Door: 1 Door
  • $$Great
  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 1,009+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • Family Size: 6 Persons
  • Color: Brown & Black
    Weight: 24.9 pounds
    Dimensions: 10f (W) x 9f (D) x 6.2 (H)Easy to Carry/Transport
  • 02 RoomsVery Comfortable
  • Number of Door: 1 Door
  • $$Very Good
  • Our Rating: (5 / 5)The rating based on our researches.
  • Read 1,307+ ReviewsCustomer Reviews on Amazon
  • Family Size: 8 Persons
  • Color: Brown / Black / Blue
    Weight: 18 pounds
    Dimensions: 8f (W) x 7f (D) x 4.1f (H)Available in 3 colors (Blue is cheapest)
  • 02 RoomsDeluxe Class
  • Number of Door: 2 DoorsVery Easy to Get In or Out
  • $$$Very Reasonable

WHAT FEATURES MAKE THIS SPECIAL?

The great points about the Coleman Instant Tent entail many unique features dedicated to showing off some appealing functions that make it easier for people to release:

  • The WeatherTec system uses a series of welded floors and inverted seams around the body of the surface. It helps to keep water out from the rest of the space.
  • The vented rainfly is built into the tent. This allows air to move through while creating consistent protection from the weather.
  • The illuminated lines around the outside is very visible.
  • The pre-assembled poles are arranged around the body of the tent to make it easier for the tent to be set up.
  • The rainfly uses Velcro attachments to keep the tent’s body intact while keeping the setup from wearing out over time.
  • A coated polyester body is especially used here. This uses an anti-wicking body that keeps the tent dry and prevents it from being hurt by any large amounts of pressure caused by precipitation.

These features make the tent particularly helpful and easy to handle. However, it is also a tent that is not going to leak all that easily and is far from complicated to handle when trying to pitch and install it.

WHAT’S THE BEST FEATURE OF COLEMAN INSTANT TENT?

It’s often a challenge for typical tents to have a series of leaks around the bottom floor, thus making everyone in the tent feel uncomfortable. However, this problem is not an issue with the Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent. This tent instead uses a fully-welded waterproof floor that strengthens its surface so leaks are a thing of the past.

In addition, the welded design on the floor keeps it from being at risk of leaking. There are no needle holes around the area, thus reducing the overall risk of water flowing into the tent.

However, the best feature here is it can be setup within a min, or even in the dark. It is not only the best instant tent among Coleman easy up tent also among easy up camping tents.

WHAT MAKES THEM THE TOP SELLER AT AMAZON.COM?

Coleman Instant Tent 6 8 10

This is a tent that has made a name for itself as a popular model for sale at Amazon.com. Much of this is thanks to the sturdy body of the tent and the fact that it’s so easy to set up. The dual pole setup on this tent makes it easier for people to get it set up and ready for use. More importantly, it does not use any bothersome snags that might be overly challenging for people to use as required.

For me, personally, I love its views (see the video). You go camping for to get the nature, right? It’s one of my luxury camping tents.

The poles are particularly pre-assembled and don’t require a lot of outside materials to make them work. This, in turn, allows the user to quickly make this tent work for one’s needs without being overly complicated or otherwise harder to use than needed.

It can actually take CLOSE TO A MINUTE just to get the tent set up. This means the user doesn’t have to worry about loads of difficult or painstaking work just to make the tent work out right and stay functional as needed.

OTHER SPECIAL BENEFITS TO CHECK OUT

In addition to the floor not being at risk of leaking and the tent being rather easy to set up, there are many other benefits that make this a unique and helpful tent for all people to enjoy using for their camping needs. Here’s a look at some of the best special features that come with this unique tent:

  • The interior has enough room for two standard queen beds. The sides are specially arranged to where the user can easily sleep in the tent without the walls looking to be too slim.
  • The steel poles are steady enough to where they can handle strong wind gusts. The potential for the tent to be blown away or to collapse due to wind gusts is extremely minimal.
  • There are also two inner pockets on the inside parts of the walls to all people to store things inside the tent.
  • The rainfly can be quickly adjusted as necessary. This is used with a sturdy and quick body that is easy to follow through with as desired.

There are several windows on all sides of the tent. These include plenty of windows that are not too large and should be easy for people to handle when getting light into the tent.

These are all appealing and attractive options to check out when finding a great way to camp. This is a particularly interesting tent that is not too hard to set up and works with a sturdy body that is efficient and useful for all kinds of special camping activities and should certainly be considered when finding a high-end model to stick with for camping purposes.

WHO NEEDS THESE INSTANT CABIN TENT MOST?

coleman 10 person instant cabin tentThis tent is best for use among a good grouping of friends. The large inside body of the Coleman 6-Person Instant Tent allows exactly six adults to get into the tent quite well. The sturdy body allows for plenty of space without having people crawl over others when trying to sleep in the space.

The fact that this tent is about six feet in height around much of its space makes it so most adults can easily stand on the inside. This, in turn, will allow the user to easily do things inside the tent.

This is also a good model for larger families to use. The size is comfortable enough to fit in a few air beds and plenty of sleeping bags. It should not be tough for people to enjoy using this tent for their various special needs when it comes to getting a good design ready for use in any particular case one might have.

  • Coleman 4 Person Instant Tent: Great for a couple with a small kid
  • Coleman 6 Person Instant Tent: Great for 4 men or a couple with small kids
  • Coleman 8 Person Instant Tent: Great for a group up to 6 men or a normal family
  • Coleman 10 Person Instant Tent: Great for a group up to 6 men or a normal family

PROS & CONS

 

AMAZON CUSTOMER SCORE

The customers who have bought this product have particularly given this six-person tent plenty of good reviews. They have given plenty of four and five-star reviews for the most part. These include great reviews that suggest that the tent is easy to support and can be affixed properly in just a matter of seconds if used right.

People are also glowing about how the tent is so easy to add and link up to a surface. They state that this is a tent that is easy to sleep in without being overly burdensome in terms of trying to keep it intact or upright at any given moment.

WHAT’S THE AMAZON CUSTOMER SCORE?

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WHAT ARE REVIEWS ON AMAZON SAYING?

The Amazon reviews for this tent suggest that this is a great option that is easy for all to try out and use. According to reviewers on the site, there are many interesting parts of the tent to check out:

  • The windows are large and spacious.
  • The tent is easy to control by keeping the windows up or down as desired.
  • It is just as easy to take the tent down as it is to keep it up.
  • The ventilation features are very useful. In particular, they are organized quite well around all parts of the tent to keep it open and ready for use in a variety of different situations.
  • Some say that the tent will keep water out but it is important to watch for how water forms around the outside so the surface will not become too soft or otherwise hard to sleep around.

 

A GUIDE FOR SETUP

The process of setting up this large Coleman tent is promoted as being very easy to follow through on. The tent can be quickly set up with a few sensible steps:

  1. First, the poles around the tent will have to be organized carefully. They must be expanded by opening them up and locking them into their positions.
  2. The fabric for the tent must then be straightened out. This includes organizing the tent’s poles to make it more functional and easier to use as required.
  3. The poles should then be adjusted to where they both interact at the very top. The may have to be expanded a little further to get into the best possible spots on the surface.
  4. Some anchors may also be added to the bottom part of the tent. This is to keep the tent in its place as required after it has been fully set up.

CONCLUSION

People who are looking for good ways to enjoy the great outdoors should see how the Coleman Instant Cabin Tent is designed. This is a fine cabin that is unique for how it is not only large enough for most people but also because it is sturdy and flexible while providing a good surface to sleep on. The adjustable nature of the tent is especially helpful. This makes for a great tent for larger parties that need a little bit of help with enjoying a good time out while camping.

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Review Summary:

The most exciting thing about this tent is an average people can SET IT UP CLOSE TO A MINUTE! Another wonderful feature of this Coleman Instant Tent is great views and ventilations thanks to many big windows. Coleman Instant Cabin Tent is available for 4, 6, 8, and 10 persons. It's the BEST SELLER of Coleman, Amazon and all over the camping market.

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