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Camping with 10×10 Canopies – The Complete Guide

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The weather is warming up. People can finally engage in all types of outdoor activities. Camping is on the top of many people’s list of outdoor activities this summer. After all, who doesn’t love traveling to outdoor locations in cars and then setting up cozy campsites with tents? Plus, the latest canopy tents in the market are designed for road-tripping.

Whether you’re camping next to a mountain for a few hours or outside a music festival – these tents are super-convenient. They can be set up in minutes. That’s why canopy tents are essential items in the country’s $900 billion recreational economy. There are countless high-quality tents to choose from in the market.

However, not all tents are designed for camping. To buy the best tent for camping, you need to consider the following factors –

  • Size: If you’re camping by yourself or just with one partner, even a super-small tent will offer adequate sleeping space. However, it’s always better to get slightly bigger tents than slightly smaller ones. Or else, your group of campers may have to sit or lay tight. Typically, most campers buy 10×10 canopies for their camping trips. These tents can easily fit several people. 10×10-foot tents are the most popular among campers.
  • Materials: Your tent must be made of water-resistant fabric. Look for tents made of vinyl, polyethylene, polyurethane, PVC, or other synthetic, water-resistant materials. Tents made of these fabrics can easily hold up to light rainfall and winds. The frames of your canopy tent should also be resistant to moisture damage. That’s why shoppers should pick canopy tents with stainless steel or anodized aluminum frames.
  • Accessories: Keeping an extra tarp in your car is always a smart decision. You can cover your tent with the tarp when sudden downpours strike. Also, look for tents with storage pockets. Make sure the tent has multiple ventilation windows so that users don’t feel stuffy inside.

Now we know how campers should buy canopy tents. Here’s how campers should use these tents –  

  • Tidy the Campsite: Always set up your canopy tents on smooth, level campsites. Pitch your tent only after clearing any debris from the campsite. Sweep or brush away small gravel, pebbles, stones, sticks, pine cones, etc., from the campsite floor. These small objects may poke holes in your tent.
  • Use Groundsheets: Use groundsheets or tarps to create barriers between the ground and your tarp. At campsites, your tent’s bottom regions will be subjected to an awful amount of wear and tear. The only way to avoid this is by setting using groundsheets that are the same shape/size as your tent’s floor. Use it as a barrier between your tent’s bottom region and the ground. The barrier will prevent wear and tear.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: The latest camping tents, especially the ones made of PVC, are UV-resistant. The UV rays from the sun don’t damage these tents. Still, over time, the sun’s UV rays degrade all materials, including the fabrics of your “UV-resistant” tents.

Avoid this risk by pitching your canopy tents in the shade. Prolong your tent’s life and enjoy camping in the best way possible!