Many families consider camping as something that is not only a sweet escape from the problems in the city but is also a great time to bond and spend some quite time with each other, without having to think of anything at all. And when you go on a camping trip, there are some things that you should not forget to bring, and of course, the camping tent is the first in the list.
Family tents are very important since they will serve as your official refugee during your camping activity. And because of its importance, it is a big must that you know how to properly take care of it.
A camping tent, just like any other gears, must be properly looked after. It is a must that you identify the material used for the camping tent that you will bring for this will serve as your guide in knowing how to take care of it. Most of the tents that are available in the market right now have materials that easily fade, especially when exposed under the sun. This is the very reason why whenever setting up your tent, you should look for a place that has sufficient shade so that you are assured that even if the sun is shining brightly, your tent's quality will not be compromised.
Make sure also that you setup the tent properly and assemble all of its parts correctly, especially the guy lines. These parts are very small and there is a high possibility that they will be misplaced if not lost. See to it that they are complete before leaving for the camp. When you set up the tent, ensure that the tent pegs are properly connected so that you will not wake up in the morning to find out that the whole camping tent has fallen down on you and your family.
Here are some other caring tips that you might find useful for caring for your family tents:
- When cleaning the tent, always use a mild soap so that the waterproof coating will not be damaged. Never use detergents, washing machines, or dryers
- Do not put the camping tent inside a closed bag for a long time so that dry rot will be avoided.
- If your tent is made from canvas, see to it that it is treated with a waterproofing spray, no less than once for every two years.
- Check the storage bag of your camping tent for those little bugs that might have created their niche there.
- Make sure the tent is completely dry before storing. Roll the tent loosely and put in a cool, dry area.
- Be sure to sweep the tent out daily. This will help prevent tear the bottom of the tent.