Each of us is looking forward to summer to go on holiday. Some prefer expensive resorts and hotels all inclusive, others go on a hike or just in the forest for a shish kebab. And what is the most important in any tourist sally? Of course, these are warm clothes, products, first-aid kit and an automatic tent! And, depending on the region of rest and season, this mandatory attribute can be completely different.
What are the tents
If you go to the tourist store, your eyes will scatter from the variety of different equipment for tourists. Particularly they pose numerous types of tents and tents. Let's see how they are:
- automatic tent;
- semi-automatic tent;
Automatic tourist tents vary in purpose. It's rather stupid to go to a mountain hike in autumn with a fishing tent, will not you agree? So, among the tents you can meet:
- Camping tents. Excellent for caravanning or family rest, as they are compact, but at the same time capacious. Their distinctive features are a high ceiling, a spacious vestibule and good ventilation. True, the price of camping tents is often "bite."
- Plain (tracking) tents. This is the easiest and most affordable option for a vacation tent. As the name implies, it is best to use such tents on the plains. Of the minuses can be identified only low moisture resistance and purging.
- High-altitude (assault) tents. This option is not suitable for everyone. The assault automatic tent perfectly withstands strong winds, rains and even snow. At the same time they are light enough and convenient to install and disassemble. True, large capacity, alas, can not boast, and prices are strikingly different from camping and flat variants.
- Specialized tents. This includes many non-standard options: military, fishing, children's, winter tents, etc.
How many layers should be in the tent?
All tents can be divided into two types: one-layer and two-layer. The choice depends on the terrain and weather. For autotourism the usual light tents from one layer of fabric are quite suitable, as the stops for spending the night will not be too long. But for a multi-day holiday in nature, it is better to choose tents in two layers. This not only protects you from winds and rains, but also creates a kind of air cushion that will keep the heat inside. Among the two-layer is very popular automatic tents Greenell. They are fairly simple to assemble and do not require special skill.
In addition to the appointment, when choosing the equipment it is important to consider how spacious the tent is. Automatic 3-seater, for example, suitable for a large company or family holiday. And if you go camping alone or with a second half, then it will be enough to be an ordinary 2-seater.
But there is one little trick here. The fact is that earlier when sewing tents their area was designed for installation inside a cot. Today, of course, carry a bed with a few people will. In place of comfortable foam, special inflatable mattresses, etc. So, there are enough places in a simple two-seater tent for three or even four, if you correctly fold your luggage.
Features of the assembly of tents
Separately it is necessary to tell about the nuances that occur during the assembly or dismantling of awnings and tents. An automatic tent is convenient when it is necessary to prepare a place for spending the night quickly, for example, if you came to the parking lot late at night and do not want to suffer with pegs and stretch marks in the dark. An excellent example - fishing tents. It's enough just to pull it out of the cover and let it go, as she will straighten herself. Voilà! You only need to fix the bottom and settle inside. And this is not the only advantage, because such a tent is automatic 3-seater and comfortable. But it has one significant disadvantage - the assembly. In order to properly fold the fishing tent, you need to properly train correctly fold the figure-eight.
Well, if you plan to arrive on the spot before dark, you can take an ordinary tent. With it you have to tinker around a bit, choose the right place so that pegs can easily enter the soil, because there are up to 30 of them! The assembly of arcs will not complicate matters, even a child can cope with it, but it's better to spread the bottom, fix the arches and install the vestibule better to the knowledgeable person.