It can be hard to set a price range for gear when you’re first getting into camping. Some of the basic gear can be easy, but there are 1000’s of tents to choose from ranging from $10 into the $1000+ range. Obviously most people don’t need top of the line… Read More »How Much Should You Spend On A Tent?
Almost every tent on the market comes with tent stakes, but are they necessary. Obviously some tents use the stakes for structural integrity, but that’s not the case with freestanding tents. It almost seems like they’re completely unnecessary. Do you need to stake a freestanding tent? Stakes are always a… Read More »Do You Need To Stake A Freestanding Tent?
Dealing with wet gear on a backpacking trip can be a serious challenge, but there’s nothing worse than trying to dry a wet tent. Sometimes you need to pick your battles and load everything up wet, but it’s usually better to wait it out dry everything before heading on. Obviously,… Read More »How To Dry A Wet Backpacking Tent
Trying to cut weight from your pack is never easy, but I like to start by taking inventory of the heaviest items in my pack. Next to your food/water, your tent is usually at the top of the list. Upgrading to a lightweight backpacking tent can cut a lot of… Read More »How Much Does A Lightweight Tent Weigh?
Pitching a tent on artificial grass is a bit of a challenge. Setting the tent up isn’t all that different, but there’s no way to stake the tent down. That might not be an issue on a calm sunny day, but you’ll run into problems the second the wind picks… Read More »Can You Put a Tent On Fake Grass?
Dealing with a dirty/moldy tent can be a serious pain. Since you can’t toss it in the laundry machine, how can you wash a dirty tent? Can you wash a tent in the bathtub? You can wash a tent in the bathtub if it’s not overly dirty. It’s better to… Read More »Can You Wash A Tent In The Bathtub?
Most tents are designed to take a beating, but all it takes is a little bit of moisture to ruin your tent. Packing your tent up wet can quickly lead to mold/mildew problems. All it takes is a little bit of water to destroy your expensive gear. That brings up… Read More »How Long Can You Leave a Wet Tent?
Drying your tent out after a camping trip is important for preventing mold growth, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. You would typically setup your tent outside and let the sun go to work, but that’s not possible in urban apartments. Usually you would let your tent… Read More »How to Dry a Tent In A Tiny Apartment
It either takes a whole lot of rain or a little bit of condensation to soak the inside of a tent. Neglecting the drying process is a guaranteed way to destroy your camping gear. You’ll end up with mildew, mold, and an unbearable stench that won’t ever go away. How… Read More »How To Dry Your Tent: Quick and Easy Guide to Dry Your Tent
Aren’t all tents waterproof? That’s a very important question that doesn’t have a simple answer. It seems like tent manufacturers are purposely vague when discussing waterproofing. They talk about DWR Coatings and waterproof ratings, but they skate around weather or not the tents actually waterproof. So are tents waterproof? No,… Read More »Are Tents Waterproof? We Found Out!