Camping Tent Tips

Get a bigger tent.
It is recommended to buy a tent that is at least a size up from the number of people sleeping in it. This is essential in case of gear storage and easy movement in the tent. Check its height by standing inside the tent to ensure that it is comfortable.

Check the ground before pitching.
Look for a ground that is even and has no rubbish or rocks that would hinder your comfort. A good even ground will provide comfort and not damage the sleeping mat.

Use a mallet for the tent pegs.
When putting up the pegs, it is important to use the mallet and not your hiking boots, which will cause the pegs to bend. Using no solid shoes will cause harm to your foot. Borrow a mallet from your camping neighbor if you don’t have one.

Zip the tent before pitching.
When the tent door is left open during pitching, it will be difficult to zip it up later on- zipping up the tent when pitching will protect it from strong winds.

Ensure not too many pegs are left sticking out.
Making sure not too many pegs are left sticking out will help prevent you from tripping over them. It is also vital in getting reflector ropes which are helpful mostly during nighttime when one is getting back to the tent from using one of the camping facilities.

Dry out the tent before packing.
Storing a wet tent will shorten its lifespan and grow molds. Therefore, you should ensure the tent is dried out at home before taking it to the storage. If the weather is not favorable to dry it outside, it can be dried indoors by laying it flat on the ground and turning it often.

Read out the tent instructions before tent pitching.
For first-time campers, it is vital to read the instructions on how to pitch up the tent. Pitching the tent at home will help build confidence and ensure that pitching it up at the campsite will go smoothly.

Check tent peg requirements.
The types of tent pegs to use will depend on the pitching ground. Many campers will carry a variety and more than enough supply of pegs. (campingplassen.no) Prior to arriving at the campsite, you are notified of the ground type and pegs to use. Some of the varieties of tent pegs are stake pegs which are good all-rounder, rock pegs, and snow pegs. (http://campingplassen.no/overnatting-kristiansand/)

Consider a no-shoe rule inside the tent.
Having this rule is a great way to ensure the tent’s interior is clean and dry. Always pack comfortable slippers to wear in the tent. Muddy and wet shoes should be left outside the tent. (http://campingplassen.no/hytte-kristiansand/)

Pitch the tent during daylight.
During winter, the sun sets much early. Arriving at the campsite much earlier and pitching the tent during daylight is more enjoyable than nighttime.

Check out the tent before camping.
Take the tent out of the storage facility before the camping date to check for any damage or tear and wear.