Tents-and-canopies.com

 

Tents and Canopies: What Every Camper Should Know

Tents and canopies are commonly used in camping and other outdoor activities. Technically, a tent is a shelter consists of sheets of fabric draped over or attached to a frame of poles. It can be free-standing or attached to the ground using ropes tied to pegs. This makeshift shelter can be small enough to accommodate a single person or big enough to accommodate a thousand, just like the ones used in a circus.

Tents and canopies can be traced back to nomadic peoples who first used these structures as portable homes. In modern times, these materials are mainly used in camping and other recreational outdoor activities. They can be made of cotton, nylon or polyester. Their primary function is to protect the user from the rain or sunlight or provide a shelter to those who wish to spend the night outdoors.

Basically, a tent can be categorized into three types. First is the single skin type. This kind of canopy or tent uses only one waterproof layer of fabric that comprises at least roofs and walls. The second type is the single skin with flysheet. This one has a flysheet or rain fly suspended over the roof. The rain fly often overlaps the roof of the tent but does not extend down to the sides or ends of the whole structure. The third type is the double skin. In the double skin, the outer tent is like a flysheet, except that it extends right down to the ground, covering the perimeter of the tent. Inside are one or more inner tents that serve as sleeping quarters. The outer tent may be just a little larger than the inner tent or it could be much bigger to serve as a living area separate from the sleeping quarters. In the third type, inner tents are mostly not made from waterproof materials.

Aside from the layers or flaps, the structure should also include the following parts: a waterproof groundsheet to serve as barrier between the sleeping bags and the ground; poles for structural support (they can be made of metal, fiberglass or wood); stakes or pegs for fastening the tent to the ground; air vents to help reduce condensation and; an optional footprint or groundsheet protector to be put underneath the main groundsheet for added protection and softer feel.

Camping is an enjoyable pastime, particularly during the summer. But to make the experience more worthwhile, campers should equip themselves with the right type of tents and canopies. Knowing what kind and in what type of environment the temporary structures will be used is a good start to planning a successful trip into the outdoors.

top pick Merchant Advertising

  • BackCountry - One of the finest merchants of tents available on the net, click here to check out their tents!

Articles

Here we provide you with a list of pages that contain links to all our articles. Check them out!

  • Article Directory 1 - This article directory contains articles covering several Tents and canopies issues
  • Article Directory 2 - This article directory contains even more articles covering several Tents and canopies issues
  • Article Directory 3 - Here you will find several more Tents and canopies related articles
  • Article Directory 4 - And, yes you guessed it, even more articles on Tents and canopies and more

News

The latest news on Tents and canopies you will find below, whenever there's some available...

  • Adlib Puts Its Hands In The Air For Creamfields 2016 - Live Design
    Live DesignAdlib Puts Its Hands In The Air For Creamfields 2016Live DesignTwelve Chauvet MXT1s were prominent on the circle, with 24 x Chauvet Slim PARs illuminating the tent canopies and 12 x ChromaCubes on drop-steels were also hung off the circle providing a bit of eye-catching sculptural content. These were run via an ...
  • Tailgating rules set out by Shawnee Mission School District for first time after big crowd at SM East game - Shawnee Mission Post
    Shawnee Mission PostTailgating rules set out by Shawnee Mission School District for first time after big crowd at SM East gameShawnee Mission PostTents or canopies are prohibited with the exception of large groups that are associated with the school, including but not limited to booster clubs, and school-sponsored activities and clubs. You must first receive permission from the host school to ...
  • Celina Tent, Inc plans to attend Showman's Show in UK - Event Industry News
    Event Industry NewsCelina Tent, Inc plans to attend Showman's Show in UKEvent Industry NewsWith established marquees, canopies and shelters that have been sold globally since 1996, Celina has a long-standing and proven positionable to meet the demands of European customers. Celina Tent, Inc plans to bring their top-quality tent and event ...
  • Panama City Beach visitors speak against banning beach tents, canopies - The News Herald
    The News HeraldPanama City Beach visitors speak against banning beach tents, canopiesThe News HeraldPanama City Beach visitors speak against banning beach tents, canopies. City attorneys are drafting a law that would ban both enclosed tents and open canopies 10 feet wide or larger from being on the beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the ...
  • Deluge doesn't stop 'Festival of Nations' fun - East PDX News
    East PDX NewsDeluge doesn't stop 'Festival of Nations' funEast PDX NewsVisitors took shelter in the ?Food of All Nations? tent, visited with vendors under their canopies, and enjoyed the live entertainment at this year's Festival of Nations. ?I liked seeing was people standing under the canopies, watching the ...

This site is protected under both U.S. Federal copyright law and international
treaties. No part of this work, including text, look and feel, layout, or any images, may
be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means.