Jack and Tigar relaxing on his swag in Billy Goat Bay W.A
means one thing to me, sleeping under the stars with a thin sheet of canvas or these days nylon separating me from the elements
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.
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.
things to know and look out for when buying a tent
How many people
- How many people
- What type of camping
- Weather conditions
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.
What type of camping
You'll need to define what you need and what to do? There are 4 types
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
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
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.
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
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
Roof Top Tents for Your SUV
What Tent is Right For You
What the market class's tents as:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Season Tent. Foul weather and mountain country skiing adventures.
Wilderness Equipment, Macpac and North face.
- 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.
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
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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