Camping is an enjoyable outdoor activity, but setting up a traditional tent can be frustrating, especially if you’re not familiar with how to properly set it up. To avoid wasting too much time when setting up your shelter, consider getting an instant tent. (h/t to ThePrepperJournal.com)
Unlike the traditional tent, you can set up an instant tent within a few minutes. Also called a “pop-up tent,” an instant tent comes in two categories:
There is one downside to using instant tents: since they don’t have heavy poles, they’re more susceptible to strong winds. Before settling in for the night, stake your instant tent so it doesn’t fly away.
The upside is, they’re easy to set up and they’re foolproof.
Consider these three key factors before you purchase a pop-up tent.
All tents are judged based on their durability since the quality and the strength of the product are crucial to your safety. When choosing an instant tent, go with an option that can remain upright in different weather conditions. They can’t withstand strong winds unless they’re properly staked, but instant tents must keep out cold, heat, or rain. (Related: How to make a formidable temporary shelter when SHTF.)
There’s no use buying an instant tent if it’s made of cheap materials. There are different models of instant tents, but high-quality models often have these three features.
High-quality tents won’t come cheap, but they’re a worthy investment. Ask these questions before making your purchase:
Your answer to these questions will help you decide if you can get a cheaper tent or if you need a high-quality instant tent for your camping needs. Ideally, it’s better to invest in a more expensive tent because it will last longer.
Choose an instant tent that suits your needs so you can enjoy every camping trip that you go on with your family and friends.
You can read more articles with tips on how to choose the best gear for your next camping trip at Gear.news.