Indiana camping is some of the best in the world. Being a lifelong resident of this great state and an avid outdoorsman since the time that I was in diapers, I am pretty sure that over the years I have figured out how to pick the right tent for the right occasion.
Picking the right tent for your trip will either make it or break it. Inside this article you will find four things that you need to know when you plan your next outdoor getaway.
Remember, a little information can go a long way when it comes the safety and enjoyment of your family.
1. What is the purpose of your tent? You have to know what you are planning on using the tent for. Is it a trip with the whole family, or is it a trip with you a close friend who are hiking into the hills? Don’t run out and buy a large cabin type tent and try and throw it on your back, and especially don’t pack a two man tent to spend a week at the lake with your family.
2. What are your weather conditions going to be? Nothing is worse than having your tent get blown down, or having all of your stuff flooded after a good rain. We know that the weather forecast is hit or miss ever day, so I highly suggest that you get a tent regardless of size that will withstand the elements that are common to you surroundings or where you are headed.
3. How long to you plan on keeping it? Tent quality can vary from very low to very high. Buying a low end nylon tent with plastic zippers may only last you a couple trips, while a higher quality canvas tent could give you many years of camping enjoyment.
4. What is your budget? Knowing how much you can spend is really a priority for most people. Tents are like anything else, you get what you pay for. If you don’t want to spend much money you will end up with a low end canvas tent. If at all possible spare the extra money and get a little higher end tent. It will save you money in the long run.
Indiana tent camping can bring your family some of the best times in their lives. I personally have a million memories spending time at the lakes. They say staying in an rv is bringing the comfort of your home. I myself wanted the comfort of the wilderness and the Indiana open country.