Alvantor Screen House Tent With Table

What Is a Screen House Tent And What is It Used For?

If you want to amp up your outdoor camping experience, get yourself a screen house tent. Like regular tents, a screen house shelters you from the rain, shades you from the sun, and protects your belongings. But It’s more than just that.  In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about screen house …

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Are canvas tents worth it?

Are Canvas Tents Worth It? 15 Pros And Cons

As fun as camping can be, the preparations leading up to the trip can be hectic. This is especially true if you’re yet to choose a tent. The material of your tent is, by far, one of the most crucial features you’ll need to decide on as it affects your comfort, protection, time, and pretty …

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Camper Setting Up Tent Guy Lines

How To Use Guy Lines To Set Up A Tent

Setting up a tent is a crucial skill when it comes to camping. The time to use guy lines is after you’re done pitching your tent and you’re looking to add the finishing touches to the tent’s structure. The thing is, not all campers understand what guy lines are and how they can benefit the …

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The Snugpak Ionosphere is the best bivy sack and bivy tent for camping and outdoor backpacking

Best Bivy Sack For Camping in 2022 – Top Expert Advice

If you’re looking for a lightweight and portable backpacking solution, you need the best bivy sack. Since it’s not feasible to lug around a massive tent wherever you go, you need something more compact.  Bivy sacks come in different shapes and sizes, and terms are often thrown around interchangeably. We’ve split the bivies into three …

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Tents Beside River Camping In Rain

Camping In The Rain Checklist (Printable PDF & Editable)

The forecast is for rain and you’re planning your first camping trip. Can you still go? Should you still go? You don’t want to go to all the trouble of packing, getting there, setting up, and having a miserable time. So what do you do?  You prepare for a camping trip in the rain! We’ve …

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Napier Oudoor Sportz 2 person truck tent - one of the best truck bed tents around

What Is A Truck Tent And When Should You Use One?

If you’re new to camping, you may be wondering what a truck tent is. A truck tent is exactly what it sounds like – a tent that attaches to your truck! This can be a brilliant option if you want the freedom to camp in multiple spots. So what is a truck tent, when should …

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Reviewing a camping shower set up on a tree

Best Shower Tent & Top Privacy Tent of 2022

One of the challenges of camping is bringing the luxuries of home living out into the wilderness. Fortunately, camping gear today is much more refined than in years past, so it’s easier than ever to stay comfortable outdoors. For example, the best shower tent allows you and your family to keep clean while maintaining privacy.  …

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Two campers setting up the TETON

What Is A Tent Bathtub Floor And Do You Need One?

If you’re new to camping, the term “bathtub floor” may be unfamiliar to you – but it could be your next best friend. Bathtub floors can prevent water from leaking into your tent and getting everything inside wet. So what is a tent bathtub floor, and do you need one? Let’s find out!  Related: Looking …

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Camping Hot Tent With Stove Jack

When To Use A Pyramid Tent And What Are They?

Pyramid tents are becoming more and more popular among backpackers. But what are they? And when to use a pyramid tent? In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about pyramid tents! So keep reading to learn more! Related: Looking to head out camping this summer? Check out our favorite hot weather …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

What is a Cabin Tent?

When most people think about camping, the first image that comes to mind is a tent. Tents come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most popular types is the cabin tent. So what is a cabin tent? As the name suggests, cabin tents are designed to resemble cabins, with more space and …

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How to Store a Tent the Right Way

We all know that the last thing we want to do upon our return from an adventure is to tend to our equipment. After all, it’s much easier to either leave them in the basement or stuff them anywhere out of sight. However, camping equipment doesn’t come cheap, and keeping them in a good condition …

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Three canvas A-frame tents set up in a mountain campsite

What Is An A Frame Tent / Ridge Tent?

An A-Frame Tent is a camping tent that gets its name from its distinctive shape. These tents are tall and narrow, with triangular shaped roofs. A-frame tents used to be a camping staple. But A-frame tents have fallen out of fashion. So what is an a frame tent and when should you use it? Related: …

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Blue and white tent set up in a forest

What Is A Dome Tent?

Dome tents are one of the most popular types of tents on the market. But what is a dome tent, exactly? And when should you use one? Let’s find out! Related: Are you looking for a new tent that provides plenty of space? Check out our 10 person tent reviews. What is a dome tent? …

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A tent being washing in a washing machine

Can You Wash a Tent in A Washing Machine?

There are many ways you can wash your tent. One popular method is to use your washing machine. Some people believe that this way of cleaning is quick and easy, but it can also be incredibly damaging to the tent. Almost all tents are not designed to go into the washing machine. So can you …

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Two people sitting outside a tent holding a map with a dog by their side.

Coleman Tent Care And Maintenance Tips

When you buy a Coleman tent, you are making an investment. Tents are not cheap, and you want to be sure to get the most out of your purchase. In order to do that, you need to know how to properly care for and maintain your Coleman tent. That’s why we’ve put together the top …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Are Cabin Tents Good? 7 Pros And Cons

Are you thinking about investing in a cabin tent? If so, you’re definitely not alone. Cabin tents are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason – they offer a lot of advantages over traditional camping tents. But before you decide to buy a cabin tent, it’s important to understand the pros and cons. In this …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best blackout tent of the year

Best Blackout Tents of 2022 – Top Darkroom for Blocking Light

Do you have trouble sleeping outdoors? Then, try a blackout tent and see the difference it makes in your ability to sleep while camping. Fortunately, tent manufacturers have you covered (literally) with these models that can help block sunlight and enable you to get all the rest you need for your adventure. We’re going to …

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What is an e port on a tent?

What Is An E Port On A Tent? (Revealed)

Camping does not mean losing all your city comforts like electricity. Instead, you might consider carrying a portable generator that will allow you to access electricity. But you also need a few electrician skills, and this is where an E-port comes in handy. So what is an e port? An E-port is a feature on …

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Camping Hot Tent With Stove Jack

Best Hot Tent With Stove Jack in 2022 – Hot Tents for Winter

Winter camping can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a challenge to stay warm at night. Even with the best sleeping bags and blankets, the frigid winter air can creep in like a ghost. Fortunately, there’s a way around this problem – you can buy the best winter tent with a stove jack. …

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Tall backpacker staring into the sunset

Best Kelty Tents – Expert Reviews of All Good 2022 Tents

Kelty tents are well known for their durability and excellent value for money. But not all of these tents are created equal. We’ve reviewed every Kelty tent for its camping and backpacking performance. Whether you’re looking for something for family camping or backpacking, we’ve found the best Kelty tents for you. If you’re in a …

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MSR Access 1 Person Winter Tent set up in Snow

Best 4 Season Tent Of 2022 For Winter

So you’re sick of staying indoors and are willing to brave the cold to catch a glimpse of the scenic winter landscapes. But you’re looking at your current tent and you know it just won’t quite cut it in winter. We’ve reviewed dozens of four season tents based on tried and tested criteria. If you’re …

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Man Getting Warmer Beside Fire With Tent

How to Make a Tent Warmer in 5 Simple Steps

Although camping is an excellent way to reconnect with nature and unplug from the stresses of modern life, it does come with several significant challenges. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome is a lack of centralized heat. Unfortunately, when camping in the fall or winter, staying warm is a constant struggle.  Fortunately, we’re here …

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What is a pup tent?

Why Is It Called A Pup Tent?

You may ask yourself “what is a pup tent?” Well, a pup tent is a simple tent, and if you are in the military, you probably wouldn’t be asking what it is or where it came from. But, if you don’t know, read on to find out more about this ancient innovation. Pup Tent Explained Also …

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Nylon is the best tent material for camping

Best Tent Material for Camping (Revealed)

One essential ingredient for camping is having a high-quality tent. Without this piece, you’ll wind up literally sleeping under the stars, meaning that you’re exposed to the cold and the elements.  Fortunately, modern tents use various materials to make them both durable and weather-resistant. The best tent fabric will help protect you from the elements. …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best blackout tent of the year

Best Pop Up Tent Australia of 2022 (revealed)

Don’t you want a tent that takes an eternity to put together? Come on, it’s all part of the fun! No? You want something that sets up in SECONDS, which is why you’re reading our review of the best pop up tent! We’ve looked at dozens of pop up tents available in Australia to discover …

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The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best Waterproof Tent for Heavy Rain

Welcome to our review of the best waterproof tent for heavy rain! When I was a teenager I made the naive assumption of assuming that all tents are waterproof. After all – surely it’s the most basic requirement? Fast forward to a night on a stormy island in the Scottish Hebrides with me sitting huddled …

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Man pitching the Big Agnes Copper Spur tent by connecting the guyline to the stakes

What is a Guy Line And Are They Needed?

Guy ropes, guy lines, “guying a tent”. You keep hearing these phrases, but what is a guy line? A guy line is a rope or cord used to tie down a tarp or tent flap. It is an essential part of setting up a tent because it keeps the tent stable and anchored. Guy lines …

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The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best Tents For Stargazing In 2022 – Best Tents Revealed

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. Or so says Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes – and I think he’s onto something. There’s nothing quite like lying comfortably in your tent and staring up at the wonderful expanse of the universe. But often, our …

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The sun rising over the mountains on a beautiful camping trip

Best Tent With AC Port in 2022 – Get Air Conditioner Cool!

Welcome to our review of the best tent with an AC port! We’ve looked at HUNDREDS of tents to bring you the best warm weather camping tents going. These tents go further than simply having ac ports, they’re also top summer performers with plenty of ventilation and family friendly features. If you’re in a rush, …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur

Aluminum vs Fiberglass Tent Pole – Are Aluminum Poles Worth It?

Are you thinking of picking up a tent soon but don’t want to get one with poles that breaks too soon? One of the most common problems of tent durability are the choice of tent pole materials. Weight, price, strength, maintenance – what do these have to do with the aluminum vs fiberglass tent pole …

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The Alps Mountaineering Taurus 5 person tent set up camping on a beach

What is a freestanding tent? + Non-freestanding compared

Are you looking to buy a tent but don’t know what a freestanding tent or a non-freestanding tent is? We’ve got you covered. In this article we’ll cover what is a freestanding tent and how does it compare to a non-freestanding tent. Read on to find which one is the better purchase for you. What …

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The Quechua instant tent set up for camping

What Is An Instant Tent?

Fed up with faffing around with tent poles and guylines but not sure if an instant tent is for you? Read on to find out what the benefits of an instant tent are, and what hidden drawbacks you might find only after you’ve bought one. What is an instant tent? Instant tents are tents that …

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A woman popping open the Quechua tent

What is a Pop Up Tent? And How Do They Work?

Do you love the idea of camping but hate having to faff around with setting up a tent? A pop up tent may be for you. Simply throw the tent on the ground and it explodes into a fully formed tent. But before you buy a pop up tent, make sure you fully understand their …

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Lifting a sleeping bag out of a Eureka Copper Canyon LX cabin tent

Dome Tent Vs Cabin Tent

Looking for a new tent but cant decide on a dome tent vs cabin tent? The wrong choice here could leave you wet and cold in the middle of the night or result in a screaming match between the kids. We cover the pros and cons of dome tents and cabin tents, and which one …

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Campers in the snow

3 Season vs 4 Season Tents – Which One Should You Get?

I often get asked why 3 season tents exist if you can pick up a perfectly good 4 season tent. It can be quite confusing to find out that the season rating of a tent is just a general guide, rather than a technical definition. Especially when you throw the existence of 5 season tents …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

Do I Need A Tent Footprint? (Solved)

When you buy a tent, you unlikely to get a footprint included. This can lead to confusion with many people rightly asking – do I need a tent footprint? In this article, I’ll be covering exactly what a tent footprint is and what it is used for (hint – it’s not what many people think!). …

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A DANCHEL canvas bell tent being used on a car camping trip

Canvas Tent Waterproofing In 5 Steps (Solved)

Why is canvas tent waterproofing so important? If you don’t waterproof your canvas water is going to seep through resulting in mildew buildup. Once that happens you’ll start to attract mold and mildew. That’s when you start to get that old mildew smell that we’re all familiar with. Canvas tents are well known to be …

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The MSR Hubba Hubba 2 person tent being tested out camping in a forest

Best Tent for Wind – Top Tents in 2022 for Windy Conditions

If you’re heading to the mountains, the coast or Burning Man, you’ll need a tent that can handle harsh winds. Sometimes, you’ll also need it to endure low temperatures, torrential rains and dust. We looked in-depth to find the best tent for wind and evaluated the top tents on how well they held up in …

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Backpackers looking over the beautiful mountains while preparing for a day of tent camping

Best Coleman Tent in 2022 – Which Tents Top The Review?

Welcome to our review of the best Coleman tents available on the market right now. We’ve looked at every single Coleman tent and narrowed the list down to our top 5 picks and the 6 best of the rest we found. Coleman have over 120 years of experience in making camping gear. But do they …

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Backpackers looking over the beautiful mountains while preparing for a day of tent camping

Best 6 Person Tent of 2022 – Top Six Person Tents for Camping

If you’re going camping with family or friends, we recommend buying a good 6-person tent that fits everybody comfortably. But which one is the best 6 person tent for you? We spent hours researching 6-person tents to find you the best choice in terms of size, quality and ease of use. Our editor’s choice is …

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The Quechua instant pop up tent being set up by a happy camper

Best Tent For Hot Weather in 2022 – Summer Tents for Warm Weather

When you’re camping in the summer, you’ll need a tent that keeps you both cool and dry. But how do you find a tent for hot weather camping that’s durable and offers good value for its price? We looked through dozens of models to help you find the best tent for hot weather and summer, …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur backpacking tent with the vestibule open

The Best 2 Person Tent – Top Two-Person Tents in 2022

Welcome to our roundup of the best 2 person tents on the market just now! For some trips you only need a small shelter to keep yourself and maybe a partner safe and dry. 2 person tents are ideal for backpacking trips because they are lightweight but will leave you room to take your gear …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best blackout tent of the year

Best Tents For Desert Camping – Top Desert Tent Of 2022

Welcome to our best tents for desert camping review! We evaluated each tent from an unbiased perspective, picked out its best and worst points and looked at customer feedback. We reviewed them from a desert-camping standpoint, looking at how well they protect you from the sand and the sun, as well as their overall versatility. …

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Bushnell Shield Series 6 person instant cabin tent review: Amazing Value?

Welcome to our Bushnell Shield Series 6 Person Instant Cabin Tent review! We’ve looked at HUNDREDS of tents, including loads of instant cabin tents so we know what to look for. This tent can be pitched in seconds which we expected but still shocked us with some totally innovative features like the handy flashlight holder …

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Two campers sat by their Big Agnes Copper Spur backpacking tent with the vestibule open

Best 2 Person Backpacking Tent – Top Two Person of 2022

Backpacking tents have different requirements from your common tents. You’ll want your tent to be as light as possible and easy to carry around. But you’ll still need it to handle storms and last long enough to enjoy it for many trips. Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a high-tech, ultralight shelter or buy your …

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Hikers hugging after sleeping in the best 5 person tent

Best 5 person tent of 2022 – top camping tents for YOU

Welcome to our round up of the best 5 person tents. Have you ever noticed that it’s rare to find a tent for five campers? Usually capacities are even numbers (like two-person and four-person tents). Five person tents aren’t the most common capacity size, but we’ve looked at every tent we could find that fits …

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A tent pitched in front of rolling hills

9 Science-Backed Benefits of Camping

Camping is a special kind of vacation. It can keep you fit, reduce your stress, and help maintain your relationships with family, friends, and partners. Learn how camping can make you healthier.

A DANCHEL canvas bell tent being used on a car camping trip

Biggest Camping Tent – Best Tents Of 2022

If you’re fed up with tents that are too small for you and your crew, then you’re in the right place. Welcome to our review of the biggest camping tent! We’ve looked at all types of tent designs. We’ve looked at the largest tents that let you stand tall without bumping your head on the …

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Quechua 2 Second Pop-Up Instant Tent - the best blackout tent of the year

Best Pop Up Tent Of 2022 – Finding The Top Tent For You

You totally want a tent that takes forever to assemble, don’t you? Come on; it’s part of the fun! Just kidding – you want something that sets up in SECONDS which is why you’re reading our best pop up tent review! We’ve looked at hundreds of tents, including all sorts of quick pitch technology. Pop …

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