How To Choose A Survival Tent
For preppers and hikers – or indeed anyone who will be spending time outdoors a good survival tent is essential gear. But when you are shopping for this vital piece of equipment what should you be looking for? There are numerous different types of survival tents on the market – and not all will meet your unique requirements. Here are some hints and tips on how to make the best choice.
Firstly there is the matter of size. You don’t want to be overburdened if you have to move quickly – or have extra weight while you are on a day hike. It’s worth noting that although there are many tents which claim to be suitable for a single person purchasing a tent that is rated for two people is usually the better choice. You will usually be sacrificing around 5% in terms of weight – but you will get up to 50% more space.
Go for quality. This means sticking with known and recognized brands. The difference in price between a knock-off and a genuine item may seem attractive -but when that day (or night) arrives when you need that tent you will be glad you spent that extra money. Read some reviews to find the best brands out there with tents that will suit your individual requirements.
Make sure that the tent you purchase comes with everything you will need to carry it and set it up. That includes carrying sack, rain fly, poles, guy lines and stakes (you do not want to be facing extra challenges during setup when the weather is closing in).
Remember – it is not necessary to spend a fortune on a survival tent. You can pick up a good tent from a reputable manufacturer for less than $30. you will be making some sacrifices like extended warranties, luxury design features and weight. Just make sure you do your research and find a tent suitable for your unique needs. Do so and you will have an essential piece of equipment that will perform when the chips are down.