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Published on Jun 21, 2011
Spending a night or 2 camping can be an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors, but there are a few pieces of equipment and things you need to know, that will ensure your trip is an enjoyable experience. In this video guide, we explore the world of Family camping and offer up some helpful tips and hints to those first time campers.
The first tent which we look at is the Hi Gear Atakama 5. It is a classic dome design, and like all dome tents it offers a good compromise between internal space and stability. With most family dome tents they come with fiber glass poles which are suitable for most conditions and keep the cost of the tent down. Whereas, alloy poles tend to be stronger and more durable, but they are more expensive and are mostly supplied with high-end tents.
Another popular design is the tunnel tent. In the video, we demonstrate why they are generally the quickest tent to pitch and give you a lot of space, especially headroom that extends the length of the tent. But its important to remember to always peg out the guy lines on a tunnel tent, regardless of the conditions, also it's worth trying to pitch a tunnel with either the tail, or nose into the wind.
Choosing the right tent for your family is an important decision that will help provide days and weeks of enjoyment.