If you are currently planning a camping trip, than you are probably trying to decide on the perfect tent for you and your family. There really are a lot of different options to choose from. There are wall tents,which come standard with: 5′ walls, zipper doors, stove jack, sod cloth, ridge pole sleeves, rope with metal tensions and steel stakes. They also have an optional awning. Then there is the Herder Tent, which was originally called the “sheepherder tent” this tent sets up with little effort. The shape of the roof holds the heat down where it does the most good.
It is constructed from a breathable (will not condensate) 100% cotton fabric with a mildew and water repellent treatment. There really are a lot more options to choose from. The best thing to do is go to your search engine and type in family tents. You will then be able to find a wide variety of tent options online. This way when you go to the store you will be able to find the exact one that you are looking for. Some good websites to look at are: www.outside.away.com, www.colemancampingstore.com, these are just a few options to choose from.
Another suggestion is to go to your local sporting goods store or your local camping store. There you will be able to find more options that are sure to fill the needs of your family. The size of your tent will depend greatly on how large your family is. You will also have to decide if you want a porch or not. The design options are endless. When you are looking at a tent make sure that you have all the pieces needed in the package. You can find this information out just by reading the package. As soon as you get the tent home you should try setting it up. Make sure that there are no rips and tears. If you do notice any problems you can immediately return it to the store, and either choose a different tent or have it replaced with a similar one. Never wait until you get to your camping destination to open your tent for the first time.
There is nothing worse then trying to set up your tent and finding out that you are missing a lot of the necessary pieces, or that there is a huge hole in the tent. If you have children and they would prefer their own tent then you may want to take a look at some of the special made children’s tents. You can find tents like these at local stores like Walmart or Target. If you do not have these stores in your area, then you can go to their websites at, www.walmart.com, or www.target.com. Another website where you will be able to get pleny of additional tips is www.basspro.com.