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4 Season Kelty Tents or Lightweight Northwest Territory Tents?


Jamie Bishop

You have made the decision to take your family camping; you have checked out all the various camp sites that are accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and Kampgrounds of America (KOA). The next thing that you need to decide is how much you and your family want to “rough it”. Are you going to stay in a Northwest Territory or Ozark Trail tent or are you going to take your family camping vacation in style and rent a motor home? to luxurious for you? Want to experience camping at its finest? Then you are the type who is going to take their family camping the right way, tent camping.

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The first thing you will need to do before you start your family camping vacation is to choose the types of tents you will need. What type of weather conditions can you expect during your family camping vacation? Will you need a lightweight Northwest Territory tents or a 4 season Kelty tent? Be prepared, you may encounter all types of weather such as rain, wind and cold while on your camping trip. There are three season and four season tents available for you to purchase, such as Ozark Trail tents and Northwest Territory tents. Four season tents are typically heavier than three season tents and provide a lot more protection. Four season tents also usually have more poles than a typical 3 season tent, this is to help a heavier tent, such as a Kelty tent, withstand any wind and snow fall that you may encounter. Of course, most of us are fair weather campers and take our family camping vacations during times when three season tent will work just fine for keeping your family safe and warm. So, now, what style of tent do you want?

Your choise in tents may depend on how you plan to spend your family camping vaction. If you plan to go hiking and finding some tucked away camping location then you will want to keep things as light as possible and may want to consider a simple tarp tent or possibly something like the Ozark Trail 9?x8? Dome Tent which is very resilient and protects against the elements pretty well for a low-cost, lightweight tent.

If you’re the type of camper who likes to “rough it” at a campground type environment then you will not be so worried about the weight of your tent. Instead you will most likely be more concerned with the size of the tent you choose, usually a two man tent is much to small for two adults and all of the gear they will have, although a two man tent is typically perfect for kids who need or want their own tent. Those who are experienced with camping will tell you that you’ll want to look for at least 30 square feet of floor space minimum, per person. It is suggested that you take the number of people a tent says is its capacity is and divide that number by 2. If you’re traveling with young children you will definitely want to look into a larger model of tent such as the Wenzel Sycamore 3 Room Family Dome tent. You’ll want to have a much larger area inside your tent when children are sharing your tent, especially as you may experience some nasty weather that may leave you with the children stuck inside the tent for long periods of time. I would advise bringing along some board games or other things to keep the children occupied. Additionally a larger tent will give you plenty of room to store equipment if nasty weather strikes.

These simple tips are sure to make your next camping vacation a memory of a lifetime . Whether you prefer lightweight Northwest Territory tents or the heavier duty 4 season Kelty tents you know you can now make the right choice.

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4 Season Kelty Tents or Lightweight Northwest Territory Tents?