Tent Camping – Which one is best for you?

 

Most people who go camping develop a preference for a certain style of tent.

I myself prefer a cabin tent because I feel they have more room than a dome tent. I also understand how to erect a cabin tent better than a dome tent. LOL!

So today I thought the best thing I could do was a comparison for those people who want to camp but are maybe having a little bit of a problem choosing the style of tent to purchase.

Most of my camping experience is with a cabin tent. If you have a larger family or simply prefer a roomier tent, then the cabin tent is probably for you. It has straight wall construction so that you have more room to stand up, change clothes & just move around in. If you have a problem with claustrophobia, this is definitely the tent for you!

Cabin Tents


Every type of tent comes in different sizes so you can choose the one that fits your needs. The different sizes, of course, have different prices & range anywhere from $50 to the sky’s the limit!!

Some of the features that you may be interested in are more room, screened attached porches, privacy dividers, windows, doors, curtains, etc. You also can buy a cabin tent with attached rooms and this is also true of dome tents.

Depending on the size though, they may be a little difficult for one person to assemble & put up. They also tend to be made of heavier material like canvas and the poles are usually made of a steel compound. Therefore, the collapsed tent will be heavier.

However, in stormy weather I personally prefer a cabin tent because it has been my experience that they will withstand storms better dome tents.

Dome Tents

Dome tents are a newer invention to the camping world & are made of aluminum alloy poles & usually a nylon type material. They are very lightweight & easy to assemble.

If you don’t have a problem with being in more confined quarters, the dome tent will probably suit your needs just fine. They are easy for one person to assemble & are lightweight enough to carry into remote areas if that is what you are looking for.

Some of the features that you may want are being lightweight, easy to assemble, easy to find 4 season (all season) tents for the person who wants to just grab & go anytime of the year.

The down side of a dome tent is they aren’t very spacious & I have seen them fill with air during a storm & be pulled up out of the ground. They will roll away in a storm like a ball!! It’s truly an amazing sight to see!

Dome tents also come with attached screened porches, added rooms, privacy dividers and come in a variety of sizes & prices. Just like cabin tents they range from as low as $50 to the sky’s the limit!!

Tent Varieties

I have been camping most of my adult life & until now I never realized how many varieties of tents there are on the market! This could make choosing a tent a very daunting task indeed!

For example, there are 1 person to 20 person tents of all shapes & sizes. There are also pup tents for a single person & pop up tents. Cabin tents, dome tents, Klondike tents, screened tents, etc.

The pop up tent looks like it can be a whole adventure of its own. It’s very easy & convenient to take out of the bag it comes in & once you take it out it just pops up & you are ready to camp! Getting it back in the bag, however, can be just a little tricky!! I watched a video on this & I strongly suggest that anyone who buys one does exactly that! Good luck to you.

I’m a list kind of person so I would write a list of requirements that me & my family would need & then go shopping online first. I might not necessarily buy online, however, that is the most convenient way to do this & shipping is usually free with a $50 or more purchase.

 

Investing in a healthy pastime

Buying a tent is a pretty large investment, however, it can be so rewarding. It doesn’t matter if you are going camping alone or with a large group like your family or friends, getting outdoors & spending time in nature helps you relax and recharge!

Getting fresh air and exercise is worth every penny you spend, however, the most important decision is which type of tent to buy. In order for the camping experience to be fun, you need a tent that is easy for you and your family to assemble & not take a long time to do so. That way at the end of the camping trip the family will want to do it again & again!

If you have pets that would fit into this experience, bring them with you because they will love the bonding time with their family too! And as we all know, dogs especially love to be included & love to be spoiled by the camp food!! LOL

Turning off the TV, the cell phone & getting out into nature is a very healthy way to bond with family & friends. Give it a try & you will be hooked for life!

Tent camping at it’s finest!

Whether going it alone or camping with family & friends, tent camping is the best medicine any doctor could prescribe!

We still have a lot of real estate that needs to be explored and being outside is an elemental need in all of us. There is no adventure better than sitting around a campfire making smore’s with the people you love & looking at the beauty that surrounds us.

It’s never too late to start so go shopping for that perfect tent for you & your loved ones!!!

Please feel free to ask questions & leave comments below & I will gladly respond as soon as possible!

For prices & availability on camping tents, accessories, etc, please click here!

Thanks

Sharon

 

 

 

Camping tents – Clearance Sales

 

Buying camping equipment can be very expensive unless you know what to look for. This is the perfect time of year to find deals on all the equipment you need to go camping!

I am going to focus on clearance sales for tents since you really do need a tent as your first piece of camping equipment.

There are camping tents in all price ranges & sizes to fit everyone’s needs. These include 1 person tents as well as tents for large groups and anything in between!

Camping Tents for Beginners

If you have always wanted to go camping but haven’t done it because you don’t know where to start, then looking for sales on tents may be the best starting point.

Getting organized would be a great first step! I found when I first started camping that the easiest way for me to be organized was to make lists. I didn’t forget anything if I made lists because you really do need to cover all contingencies. For example, be sure to take clothes for summer & hot weather but also for cooler nights, depending on where you go camping.

The second step might be to find an appropriate sized tent that is easy for you to put up. Since prices vary depending on the name brand of the tent, shopping around is imperative to find a great deal on a tent! There are a ton of sales going on in the fall because most people only go camping in the summer.

The third step is doing some research on tents to find the one that would be easiest for you to assemble. Dome tents are usually very easy to put together as long as you follow the directions and can be done by 1 person, whereas cabin tents may require more than 1 person to put up at least until you get some experience!

If you are camping alone a small 2 to 4 person tent can be put up in less than 10 minutes and can easily be done by 1 person

Camping Tents for Pros

Most campers with experience will shop the sales sites online to find the best deal on the tent they want Having said that, if you are on a budget, searching for the best deal can take some time. I would recommend looking at all the features that you may want in a tent, such as:

  • A tent you can stand up in
  • More than one room
  • A tent that has a screened porch attached
  • How many people you will want to have room for
  • A tent with a dressing area & sleeping are that’s separate, etc.

Once you have decided on which options you want in a tent, then searching for the best deals is easy to do online. Just do a search using keywords for the options you want!

 

Camping Tents for Large Groups

This is an area that can be very challenging depending on what occasion is being celebrated!! A lot of the time all you need is a screen tent to keep any inclement weather from ruining the occasion!! When my family goes camping we have a screen tent to cover the picnic table at the campground so the bugs are kept away.

Sometimes, however, you may need an actual tent to accommodate your large family!! Family reunions are a perfect example of this or if you simply have a large family and you all want to be in the same tent!

There are a lot of tents that have rooms that can be added as your family grows so don’t be afraid to shop around. By being able to add rooms to your tent, you can give the children separate sleeping quarters from the adults. This gives the adults a little more privacy.

You also may want a tent with a screened porch that you can attach so that people can remove their shoes, flip-flops, sandals, etc before entering the actual tent. This helps to keep the dirt build up down in the tent.

 

Camping Tents for Smaller Groups

For a smaller group all you need is to choose how many people you want your tent to be able to hold & what type of tent you like best (i.e. dome, cabin, etc).

Depending on whether you are camping in a campground or a more secluded area, you might want to think about how well the tent will stay up in bad weather. This is important since dome tents when zipped up will fill with air & can be pulled out of the ground. Cabin tents tend to stay up better since they don’t fill up with air as easily as a dome tent.

If you go camping by yourself, then you want a tent that sleeps maybe 2 to 4 people at most, is easy to put up & take down, is water proofed & isn’t too heavy to carry.

Camping Tent Clearance Sales

As you can see, finding a tent may take some time in order to get what you really need, but it’s time well spent when you get to go camping by yourself to just connect with nature or with your family to connect with nature & them!!! It does help to make the camping experience more enjoyable for everyone!

It doesn’t matter what your camping needs may be, there is a tent that’s right for you! Taking the time to get the right camping equipment that will fit your needs will pay off in more free time to relax and enjoy the camping experience & the friends & family that go camping with you.

At this time of year all the most popular online sites such as Amazon, EBay & even Walmart have sales going on with some amazing deals available! No matter if you are a beginner, pro, small or large group there’s a tent to fit all of your camping needs!

Happy shopping everyone & most importantly, Happy Camping!!!

Please feel free to ask questions & leave comments below & I will respond as soon as possible!

Thanks

Sharon

 

 

 

 

About Sharon

 

Hi my name is Sharon & I love camping!  My family & I go camping as much as possible but since we live in a colder climate that’s a very short season!

MY STORY

I have been camping my entire life. It’s the most relaxing thing to be out in nature & reconnect with family & friends!  Just turn the cell phones off & relax and enjoy your surroundings!!

I started camping when I was just a kid & at 68 I’m still camping!  Swimming, fishing, hiking or just sitting around a campfire at night & looking at all the stars in the sky can’t be beat!

 

WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE

I love helping people & in the crazy hectic world helping people relax is fun to do!  We have such stressful lives that people need to get out & relax in a very non=stressful environment.  Camping fits that bill to a T!

If you have never gone camping in a tent, you don’t know what your missing!  Cooking over an open fire is a little tricky but they have some great camping stoves now for those who have never attempted to do outdoor cooking on a rock!

 

THE GOAL OF MY SITE

My goal is to get people to try camping for those thinking of trying it. For experienced campers to reconnect to what they love to do!  This is the end of the camping season so finding deals on tents and other camping equipment is fantastic!

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

SHARON

Founder of Camping Tents Small to Large