Tents are a delicate thing sometimes. No doubt they are manufactured out of the finest material to withstand the harsh weather conditions, yet taking good care of it is also quite vital.
The Basic Tips
You love to camp. You go to the great outdoors quite often. This means your tent coming in use quite often too. In this case, you should be careful with your tent.
There are some basic tips that you can follow in order to take care good of your camping gear. When you follow these tips, they can ensure the maximum life and usability factor.
Yon won’t find the need to buy a new gear every summer.
Let’s take a look at what these tips are;
The camping gear will always come with instructions and guidelines how to use the tent which including how to fold, unfold, assemble, dismantle etc. You need to ensure that you read the instructions quite carefully. Make sure you don’t miss out any of the crucial details.
Tents may be similar. However, they do have their differences. The guidelines are there to help you get familiar with these differences. Though you will use most of the tents the way same, but hold on to the guidebook for those differences that matter greatly to the gear you’ve got.
Zippers and Poles:
The zippers and poles are the most sensitive gear in a tent. Therefore, you need extra care while handling these. The zips or poles can sometimes break if you are not that careful. When broken, repairing them is another task ahead that’s incredibly difficult sometimes.
Your tent will require cleaning, especially after a camping trip. Make sure you clean it up often and you need to be ensured that when you put it back, its completely dry. When you put back somewhat wet tent, it can turn out to be moldy. Also, it can smell quite nasty.
When you’re home from an expedition, especially those in which you experienced a lot of winds, its best you air-dry the tent as soon as you return. Not only will it be helpful it getting all the dust off but if by any chance the tent is wet, it will dry off the gear.
When you want to store the tent at home, make sure the container in which you do should be loose. Though in another piece we have recommended to neatly fold the tent in its own bag before storing it, but when you’re at home, you can place it in a large container too.
You can use a pillow case for instance. This will allow for the air to flow through. Also, the place where you store the gear should not be damp or moist.
Don’t Use Washing Machine:
Its imperative that you never ever wash the tent is a machine. This can damage the tent. You should always consider using a sponge, a soap that’s gentle, a cloth. But NEVER a washing machine. The tent has an important coating that keeps you dry during the rains while camping. If that coating is damaged, you won’t be protected anymore while you are in the open.
When you’re camping, its best not to leave the tent standing too long in the sun. The rays from the sun can be quite harmful at times for your gear.
Whenever you enter your tent, make sure you leave your boots outside. There is a huge chance that the surface of the tent can be punctured or damaged because the boots can take inside foreign objects that can cause this. Wear socks or go bare foot when you enter the tent.
When you’re not inside the tent, or going away for a while, don’t leave your dog unattended inside. Either take the dog with you or leave it outside. But don’t leave your pooch inside as it can also damage the tent. You know how it is; dogs like to scratch, roll, dig and do all sorts of stuff. This is not good for your tent.
All your food and toiletries should be stored in a container. Moreover, they should be outside the tent or you should place them in the vestibule. The thing is, little or large animals can get tempted to enter the tent because of the fragrances in hopes to chew up the food or toiletries. Them entering the tent is a big no no!
You should check to see if the coating in still on that prevents rain from entering the tent. If you feel there is a place that needs it, give it a new coat. Also, make sure the gear doesn’t need any repairing because if it does, you need to ensure you get it fixed quickly.
We have shared with you the best tips and most effective knowledge that you can use now to impress your mates. Fold the tent like a pro, clean it up in the most effective manner. more importantly, you will take good care of the tent for lasting use.
We feel now you’re well equipped to go camping and be able to make the most of your knowledge.
We have given you all these effective tips how to take care of a tent. If you follow these tips like you’re supposed to, the tent will stay in a good shape.