4 Steps To Making Your Own Camping Tent - The Adventure Never Ends!

If you are the adventurous kind you will want to put your own camping gear together instead of paying huge amounts for a readymade camping kit. It all adds to the adventure and fun. So, if you have been on a few camping trips you will be aware of the requirements, but if you are planning your first trip, it is best that you do a bit of research before you set out to make your own camping tent and gear. Getting to know all about building your own camping tent and setting it up is fairly easy and before you know it you will be well on your way to the land of adventure in the lap of Mother Nature.

Lets begin with the right kind of material you will need to build your camping tent. If you plan to go out on your own you will need to make a single person tent. A ready made tent can cost you as little as $20, however, you could put your own tent together for next to nothing. If you choose to buy one from the market you will find no dearth of choices, from colors, quality and weight, you think it and you can find it.

So, now we come to the part of learning how to "pitch" your tent. "Pitching" is a term meaning "building" or "putting up" a tent. Follow these simple camping instructions regarding pitching your tent and you will have a tent up and ready in no time at all.

1. First of all it is important to locate flat ground for pitching your tent. A slight inclination will be good in wet rainy seasons so water will not accumulate under and around the tent.

2. "Trap cloth" is an important part of a tent. This prevents water from getting into the tent as well as protects the tent from damage from the stones and other elements that may cause some damage to the tent.

3. Many tents are supplied with "stacks". These are pegs that need to be hammered into the ground with a rock and the tent is secured to these with ropes. This will ensure that the tent will not blow away with the wind leaving you without cover.

4. When you set up your tent remember to dig a six inch trench around the tent and bury the lower parts of the tent in it. This will prevent the creep crawlies from entering the tent while you sleep.

Following these tips will save you a lot of trouble and time. In fact, you should practice setting up your tent in the back yard before you set out on your camping trip. Practice makes perfect as they always say.

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