Understand your tents and camping equipment to make you backpacking or outdoors trip fun!
There are a wide variety of tents available in the camping equipment market.Tents are the most common part of camping equipment and they are available in many different sizes, shapes and designs tailored for different outdoor activities and it is important to choose the right on. For example you can pick one made specifically for backpacking. If you are going to use the tent for backpacking it is important to make sure the tent has has all the important and functional features that you would need to make your adventure expedition a joy!
Get to know your tents before you set out. It important to be acquainted with your camping equipment to avoid any surprises in the wilderness. Before you go on your initial backpacking or camping trip, practice pitching your tent in the garden. Seal all seams with sealant especially if the tent is made of nylon or synthetic material. Check that all the parts of your gear are present and undamaged. Remember that your gear also needs to be weathered for best results. Spend some time on that in advance.
Correct storage of tents and other camping equipment after your camping or backpacking trip is very essential. Before storing your tent ensure that they are completely dry and all mud or dirt has been removed. Dirt and stains can be removed by either brushing or gently washing with mild soap. Never use detergents on these. Clean your pocket knives before storing. Also keep your flashlight handy, perhaps next to your sleeping bag. These simple health and safety tips will help you have a great time outdoors.