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January 10, 2010

Tips to Selecting a Camping Ground and a Camping Tent

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Camping has become a very popular summer vacation destination. There are many things to consider when looking for a good campground for your outdoor adventure.

First, make sure that your campsite is on level and dry ground. A leveled terrain is especially important if you have children in your group. Running around on rough ground can lead to injury. Moreover, sleeping on a slope can send you rolling from your tent in the middle of the night. It is better not to set up your tent in damp areas where it may have just rained. It may be difficult to find dry wood for fire.

Secondly, try to find a shady area in the woods for your campsite. Remember you are camping, not sunbathing on a beach. A hot day with scorching sun above you may not turn out very well.

Also, it is very helpful to have a water source near the campground. Otherwise you will need to carry heavy water jugs with you, perhaps a long way. You may not be able to use as much as you’d like to for cooking, cleaning and most importantly drinking.

Choose a camping area that provides ideal set up for cooking. Never cook in your tent or near trees and bushes as this is an obvious fire hazard.

After you have settled on the campsite, you will need a good tent. There are many factors included in selecting an appropriate tent for camping as they come in many shapes and sizes. You should get a tent that is light weight and easy to carry, yet strong and durable. It should have heavy-duty zippers. The seams should be sewn on both sides. The poles should be strong and sturdy with well secured grommets. Otherwise the tent could collapse on you while you are sleeping in the middle of the night. The tent should be strong enough to withstand rain and strong winds. A tent with some extra room is always best to provide enough space to take off wet clothes.

The camping tent should have sufficient space for you and your family to sleep in. You should also be able to store your camping equipment in the tent. Take a good look at different types of tents available. You don’t have to purchase a tent as some campgrounds may rent them as well.

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