Camping Tents

Jack and Tigar camping on his swag

Jack and Tigar relaxing on his swag in Billy Goat Bay W.A


Camping means one thing to me, sleeping under the stars with a thin sheet of canvas or these days nylon separating me from the elementss

I love waking up early in the morning just as the sun cracks the horizon, it's a great time of the day. Put a new log on the fire, get some hot coals and start cooking breakfast.

I will try to detail enough information regarding camping tents and other equipment to keep you dry and comfortable.

Camping Tents

What do you or your family need, select a suitable camping tent. There are many types of tents that are suitable for camping.

How do you choose the correct tent?

You need to Answer several questions to ensure you pick the correct tent. He's how we can help.

Important things to know and look out for when buying a tent

  • How many people
  • What type of camping
  • Weather conditions

How many people
How many people will be sleeping in the tent? Do you need a 2-man tent or a family canvas cabin. Make sure you inspect your tent. My Macpac 2 man ski touring tent really only has enough room for me and all my gear, add another person and it's cosy, very cosy, too bloody cosy. My wife recently kicked me out of our tiny tent into the rain, I'm just glad my swag beads the rain. For some people comfort is all that's important, select a tent size that meets your expectations. The larger family tents are great for kicking back in.

Camping gear super cheap

The other family camping tent is the Camper Trailer. There's so much information on Camper trailers follow the link to get some great buying tip's and handy hints.

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camping tent

What type of camping
You'll need to define what you need and what to do? There are 4 types of camping:

Hardcore: minimalist super lightweight, only uses a bivybag or maybe a nylon fly or Army nylon hotchie for protection from the rain, all the equipment should weight less than 10kg. Including food for 5 days.
Hiking: will consider the weight and size of tent but comfort is a consideration. Sleek small, light tent. Macpac, or North face. Also suitable for mountain bike adventure.
Touring: camping frequency every night pitching and striking the tent, ease of erecting the tent and packing it away, a big consideration. a fast erect black wolf, or spring tent would be suitable.
Family camping: stay in one place and one campsite for several days to a week, overall comfort is a requirement, room to spread out especially during crapping weather. Large family cabin tent.

Tents for all Conditions

Weather conditions
Tents are designed to meet certain weather conditions. What you pay for is what you get in the world of tents. If your planning to go back country skiing across the high country or in the mountains you had better have the correct equipment and that includes your tent.

Northface tents camping

I've been snowed in for a week with several meters of snow falling over the course of just one day. If I had been using a cheap tent it would have been destroyed.

I only use 4 season tents such as the Macpac or North face in snow country. Could you imagine the kids using these tents at your favorite beach camp site, no not really. They are too small and generally don't have enough ventilation for summer conditions. This is when you want a large airy family tent.

Cabin Tents or Family Camping Tents

Large family Camping tent, cabin tents

Roof Top Tents for Your SUV

roof top tent, cartop tent,

What Tent is Right For You

What the market class's tents as:

  1. Season Tent. Summer lightweight, mesh and lightweight material, good ventilation is important. your cheaper Kmart style tents, often suitable for a family camping tent adventure.
  2. The same tent only more robust in construction. This would be a good option in warmer parts of Australia during winter or the dry season. Something like your (Coleman domes).
  3. Season Tent. Summer, Autumn, Spring. Generally a good quality tent with an inner and outer or tradition canvas. Again the Coleman make good tents in this range $300.00 and up.
  4. Season Tent. Foul weather and mountain country skiing adventures. Wilderness Equipment, Macpac and North face.
  5. Season Expedition, Mountaineering Tent. Made to order, can also be super lightweight single skin given the conditions in the mountains, Ian at Wilderness Equipment do tents made to order. You are going to pay for the privilege.

Your requirements for selecting a tent.
What type of tent you need.
Suitable for what? Season tent.
Your Budget or Tent sales.

Set your budget, and lets start shopping for family camping tents, cabin tents and camping tentes, even checkout online tent sale

Places to Buy your Tent and Find Great Tent Sales

Tent Buying Tips:
Lets start at E bay and other discount shopping and auction sites. I never used to buy anything on the net but I now buy loads of equipment, I do however take some precautions. I use AMEX or a second VISA card that only has a limited amount of money on it, that said I've never had a problem. I find most sellers are just good people trying to run a business.

You can also visit the store in person and negotiate a discount, take your printout of the web store and see if they'll match it, you'll always get 10% off.

If you have settled on a brand of tent that you must have, but just can't find the money, try buying second hand. I often pickup some great bargains from the weekend paper or trading post. This is also a great way to pickup the other items you'll need for a bargain.

You can also hire camping equipment.

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