As the talented humorist Dave Berry once noted, “It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” Since this is seemingly always the case, at least for one night of everyone’s camping trip, it makes the most sense to purchase a camping tent and set of tarps.
Why bring tarps on a camping trip? First off, as the quote above mentions, you essentially never know when rain will hit. As many tents are water-resistant but not waterproof, tarps offer this extra level of coverage when placed directly above. As a tip, make sure to bring along ropes, as well, to attach the tarp to trees surrounding your tent.
From retailers, camping tents are available in several sizes and from multiple manufacturers. Some of these include: a Liberty Mountain tent, which sleeps three to four adults; a Mount Adams tent which sleeps four to five, and a Prospect Rock which also sleeps four to five but is a slightly larger than the other two. The Liberty Mountain tent has a pack weight of eight pounds and three ounces it also carries much like a large duffle bag. As a result, this tent is ideal for those quick, sometimes spontaneous, get-a-ways. Typically priced at only $64.99, this tent is a perfect gift for the adventurous camper in your family. Priced moderately higher at $109.99 but with some added amenities, a Mount Adams tent is a modified four-pole dome tent that provides ample interior space for four people. And last but not least, a Prospect Rock tent is priced at a reasonable $162.27 and it comes with a steel and fiberglass frame. Any one of these peerless tents will enhance your camping experience.
The chance to sit outside, enjoy the fresh air and yet still be shaded from ultraviolet rays, ultimately enhances your camping experience. Shade tarps or sails, typically in triangular shapes, offer this convenience. This shade screen provides up to 90 percent ultra violet ray protection, and it allows cover to “breathe” by reducing temperatures underneath by up to a third. Additionally, the material guards again UV degradation, is mold and mildew resistant, and, best of all, is very easy to clean.
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