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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Advantage of Vacation with a Family Camping Tent

A good quality family camping tent tends to make all the difference on a camping trip. There is nothing like a good camping trip to bond the family together. The tent is your temporary home and you will want it to be as comfortable and practical as possible. The family camping tent will be first on the list of equipment that is needed because it is the most important item. Let’s have a look at some of the areas to consider when choosing a brand new tent.

The main point to consider of course is the amount of space that you will need. This depends on several factors including the number of people on the trip, how much equipment you have, whether you have any pets and what the weather is going to be like. It is best to always opt for a tent that is designed for one person more than you have in the family. For a family of four for example, buy a five or six person tent. This means that you will have enough space for all your gear, particularly on days when it is raining. The usual rule is that a four-person tent has enough space for exactly four people, this leaves no floor area free to stow any gear.

The configuration of the tent is also an important consideration. Make sure you buy a family camping tent that can be split up using dividers so that you have privacy or you can make a quiet area for the baby for example. Also check that the tent has adequate storage facilities for small items of equipment. A front shade canopy that provides added outdoor living space and shelter from the weather, and some windows are also nice features to remember.

Simplicity of set up is the next thing to consider. There is nothing worse than arriving at the campsite in the dark and finding that the tent is difficult to assemble. Obviously it is best to do a practice run at home before you use it, but a good family camping tent should be designed to be set up in 15 minutes or less with two people. If you have difficulty carrying things then try to find the lightest tent or one that is packed for easier carrying.

It is essential that a family camping tent can withstand bad weather. All manufacturers recommend that you seal the seams before you use the tent. Once this is done there should be no leaks in any weather. The tent should also be able to withstand strong winds. At the same time you will want your tent to have adequate ventilation so that it is possible to keep it cool on warm nights, regardless if it is raining.

You will find a lot of camping tent brands to choose from. Tents made by Eureka, Swiss Gear, Columbia and Wenzel always generate good customer reviews. It is always good to read family tent reviews as well as the advice of people that own the tents.

The Camping Air Mattress

If you are aware of the size of your tent then buying the right size of camping air mattress among a huge range will not be a problem for you. The camping lovers are making this mattress very popular by buying this mattress on a huge amount. In between your enjoyment in the trip you will not lose your fun as you will get a good night sleep with this mattress.

The camping air mattress uses both memory foam and latex which are both essential for boosting up the support and for relieving any unwanted pressure. Memory foam is the most important component of the camping air mattress. Are you suffering from a back pain? Then the camping air mattress will help you by giving comfort and if you are not having any health problem then also it is very comfortable to you.

Camping air mattresses are really good for those who need some rest after a stressful day at fishing or at some other outdoor activities. If you are planning to buy one camping air mattress then try it out in different shops as the proper comfortable one is very vital for you even when you are out from your home.

As camping air mattresses are so comfortable to lie on it is no surprise that they are extremely popular. The price of the camping air mattresses can be as less as $50 and you can get them in different types now. Some people like to buy the camping air mattresses from the shop in the market but many like to buy it online as they offer many varieties and prices. The camping air mattress is very much essential when you are in camping and you are certainly assured with a low price.

Camping Gear a Family

Here are camping gear that would ensure you would be a happy camper.

Bring a durable family tent

When it comes to comfort during camping, size does matter. The roomier, the better but look for a tent that can be easily erected. Always make sure there is enough room not only for the whole family but also for your things. Most veteran campers love to use dome tent or cabin tent for families. They provide more headroom and it is just the right type especially if it rains. If you have no choice but to stay inside the tent, it is better if you can stand inside your family tent.

Sleeping bags for everyone

Each member of the family should have one sleeping bag. The thickness of the sleeping bag will depend on the climate and the season. If it is too hot, make sure you do not buy any camping gear specifically made for winter camp. The same goes if you go camping during colder months, do not make the mistake of bringing sleeping bags meant to be used during summer. You may die of suffocation or hypothermia. Use your common sense.

The very essential sleeping pad or air mattress

Camping grounds are not perfectly even. Some are rocky or pebbled and so it would be so uncomfortable at night if you only use sleeping bag. Place a sleeping pad or air mattress under the sleeping bag and you are guaranteed not to have any body pains in the morning. Just do not forget to bring an air pump so you can inflate the mattress easily to your preferred thickness.

Flashlights and Lanterns

Whether you are planning to go camping on a popular campsite or get adventurous and just go anywhere, do not leave the house without your flashlights and lanterns. Just make sure you try them on before packing to check if they are still working properly. Place new batteries on them and bring spare ones as well. Pack enough fuel supply for your lanterns so you can have light during the evenings as much as you want.

Learn Ways start a Campfire

Whether you’re going camping in the woods with your friends and family, or wishing to spark up a bonfire, there are fewer life skills that are more vital and more useful then having the capability to spark up a fire from two sticks of wood.

The very first thing you must do is to locate two sticks, with one preferably being hardwood, and the other softwood, being sure that both sticks are dead and as dry as much as possible. The sticks have to be of a certain size, with the softwood being about 1 foot long, 1 inch thick and a minimum of 2 inches across, and the hardwood stick ought to be around 1 inch round. That’s to be certain that it’s easy enough for you to grip. The hardwood stick should also be shaped to a point.

The next step we’ll need to do is to cut a groove in the centre and down the length of the softwood bit of stick. After doing this, turn the stick over, and repeat the identical step on the reverse side. Should you have a knife, perfect, otherwise, look for a stone, preferably a rough stone like sandstone, and rub it up and down the bit of softwood with a firm pressure.

Next, we’ll need to dig a small hole to help keep the piece of softwood in place. Kneel before the softwood stick, with it directly ahead of your knees. Hold the piece of hardwood stick with both of your hands, and quickly, yet with force, rub it along the length of the groove. Do that continuously, as after a while it’ll create heat, and produce a hot ember, that’s in the form of a hole, which appears in the middle of the wood.

Lastly, you’ll need to apply this ember from the softwood to a tinder. This can be any dry, flammable material, so strips of bark for instance. Blow on this to provide it with extra oxygen, and when the flame starts, place the tinder into the bottom of the campfire, aiming for the smaller, more easily ignitable sticks.