When you are thinking of camping, make sure that your tent meets all your needs. Family tents come in a variety of sizes, materials, and for different purposes. Make sure you take the time to evaluate your needs completely before you buy.
When choosing a tent, you first need to know what style of camping you are looking to do. Are you planning to use your tent to go hunting or fishing? Will you need to carry it on your back for back country camping? Will you simply drive to your campsite and then set up? Each style of camping requires different types of tents which means that you will have to choose based on the type of tent that best suits its use. Be sure that your tent is built for camping in whatever season you need it for.
For comfort, always a tent that will sleep one more person than you need to fit in the tent. This will make it possible for everyone to sleep comfortably and to keep their clothing and equipment in the tent with them. Never keep your food in your sleeping quarters.
When you camp with a family, your family size will dictate the size of tent you will need. There are many large family tents available on the market. Some can hold as many as twelve, which could be wonderful for your next family reunion.
There are many varieties of tents, and materials that tents are made from. Canvas tents, for example, are fantastic, durable tents. However, they do need to be dry before you fold them otherwise you risk damage to the tent. They are normally watertight and, if the seal is ever compromised it is easy to re-seal using a silicone based water repellent.
Screen tents are great for a separate shelter for cooking and play when camping. They can be very useful when it rains, as they can allow for a change of scenery from your tent to an open-view with mosquito-free play. Always pick tents that can provide shelter no matter what the weather may be doing.