The ultimate tent-pitching guide - making tent assembly look easyby Lesley Sampson Freelance Writer
Putting up a tent is simple enough when you get the hang of it - although some of us can be a little intimidated by the prospect to begin with. Practice really does make perfect, as they say, and if you're serious about going on camping trips then it's safe to say that you really can't do without basic knowledge on how to pitch GO Outdoors pop up tents. With the festival season very nearly upon us, now's a good time to learn how to put a tent together with minimal fuss. Here are a few tips you might want to bear in mind when you next come to pitch your tent.
An article from eHow.com offers some useful advice in this regard. Firstly, it's a good idea to practice pitching your tent at home, either in your living room or in your back garden. This practice should help to make it easier when you come to pitch your tent at your campsite or festival site, thereby saving you a lot of time and hassle. You might not be able to drive the tent stakes into your carpet, but it should at least help you work out where everything is supposed to do. It's worth remembering that when you get to your campsite, the weather and the conditions underfoot may not be too great, so the experience you gain by practising should prove helpful.
Your tent should come with its own set of instructions, so make sure you examine them carefully before you go ahead and pitch your tent. Work out which rod goes where, and how you can connect everything correctly. Make sure you go through your tent's instructions step by step, because skipping steps could make it harder for you to pitch it when you actually come to do so for real. Once you've practised putting the tent up, you can then take it down. This will also provide you with some useful experience.
eHow.com article also places great emphasis on the importance of choosing
the right tent. When you come to search for 2013 tents at GO Outdoors, you need to
have a good idea of exactly what you're looking for. It's worth thinking about
how many people are going to be staying in the tent - obviously this will vary
from trip to trip, but it helps to have generous capacity at your disposal -
and look out for sturdy polls, strong seaming and resilient zippers.
Also, choosing the right place to pitch your tent is essential. Ideally, you should be looking for a spot which is relatively flat and doesn't have too many holes around. You'll also need to work out which way the prevailing wind is blowing - facing the door of your tent towards the prevailing wind should help to keep condensation to a minimum and ensure good ventilation. If you wish to add extra stability, you can always tie your tent to a tree or bush. However, it's wise to avoid the very tallest trees in the camping area, as these may attract lightning during electrical storms.
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