Are you on the road this year for the first time with a tent? Congratulations and have fun! Or it’s maybe very long, since you have to camp the last time? If you have much experience with the tent holiday, the below tips are may not be new for you. But still it is advisable, is on each year’s new memory in this area to fresh. Which is also the case that harm can’t do it!
Tip 1: before check
First home, build your (new) tent. Thus, you can insure that everything is complete, or whether any parts must be replaced or newly purchased. And to avoid unpleasant surprises in any case if you are on the campsite. Take also re server parts to the campsite. Such as duck tape and rock nails are practical. With duck tape you can perform, if necessary, minor repairs themselves. And rock nails/rock pegs are made of steel and extremely useful if you get the traditional pegs in the ground.
Tip 2: Flat underbody
You have arrived at the campsite and would really only one: sitting with a drink, something delicious and long stretched legs in front of the tent. Or perhaps much better only build the tent? Choose a level surface to pitch the tent. Should have but a slight angle in your space, the tent set up so, that you are at the highest point with the head – this is the most pleasant. You have chosen a place, remove stones, pine cones, roots and other hard objects to avoid damage to the ground plane. For additional protection of the ground sheet, it is recommended to create an additional plane on the ground.
Tip 3: Make sure that the direction of the wind
Even if you can not always freely choose the place of your tent, you can choose but most of the time which way you set up the tent. Keep but definitely sure that the wind does not in the entrance of your tent, because otherwise the wind could blow the tent into the air. Pitch the tent under a tree, make sure that no resin comes out of this. Resin stains are very hard neck. And beware of (dead) branches that hang over the tent. If Cancel the branches in strong winds, these can greatly damage the tent.
Tip 4: Choose the right location
Camping in an area where the probability of rain is high, choose no low point on the campsite. Because then there is the risk that your tent a lot collects water, what you certainly want to avoid.
And pay attention on it (depending on your preference), whether you choose a sunny or shady spot and at what time of day you want Sun on your space. A shady spot has the advantage that it is not too warm (in a warm country); on the contrary, it remains relatively cool in the tent. Better is a shady spot for your tent, each tent is suffering under the influence of UV radiation and if they are exposed to long direct UV radiation, damage will occur. This of course depends on the tent material, because a cotton fabric is better prepared against UV radiation as a polyester or nylon fabric.
If you take this advice to heart, everything can be fine. After the holidays, you work around please well with your tent. Wrap pegs and tent poles away from the canvas. Parts are damaged or lost, ersetzenen you this directly after your holiday, so that you are well prepared for your next holiday.
Do you have still a good tip thing you should think about when setting up a tent? We would pleased about it and like to share these with other camping holiday-makers.