Saturday, April 26, 2008

Camping - The Truck Bed Tent Camping!

By Abhishek Agarwal

If you are planning for great outdoors trip in a convenient,simple and inexpensive way, then it's better to consider a truck bed tent camping for this. This type of camping (truck bed tent camping) is a new concept of camping which allows very convenient way of vacationing outdoors. This truck bed tent camping has many benefits without letting any hindrances to come your way while enjoying your outing. The cost of this kind of trip will work out between 100 to 300 dollars, which is quite affordable to get away for the camping vacation.

This is the best alternative to get away from rusting on groundsheets and also erecting a tent with weights and pegs. The truck bed tent camping is simply setting up a tent in the backside of your truck. When you stop at the campsite, you simply have to park the truck and set up a camp on the back side of your truck.

It is always exciting to sleep outdoors while on camping vacation. But when you are on truck bed ten camping, you can assure yourself a good night sleep as sleeping in truck will prevent unwanted visitors from creeping into your tent in the middle of the night and cause disturbed sleep for you. There is also an advantage of being more secure in this type of camping as your belongings will not be stolen and you do not have to sleep in separate tents. As you will be sleeping in truck bed tent camping, there is no fear of anyone stealing your camping equipments or even your truck is secure.

It might sound weird to you initially, but come to think of this, you will not have to suffer from rain sodden ground or a cold ground during the night at the campsite. You will be very much protected from all these problems while continuing to enjoy your outdoor vacation. Storage of camping supplies will also become easy when you opt for truck bed tent camping. After you use the truck bed tent, it can be folded and stored behind the driver's seat while driving to another camping adventure.

One more interesting thing about truck bed tent camping is that you will have lot of ease in erecting your living space .Truck bed tents take only 10 to 15 minutes setting it up, which will give you more time for vacationing .Setting up the tent in the truck also depends on the kind of truck truck tent bed you have purchased for camping .You may sometimes be required to get inside of the truck to set up the tent .Keep this in mind that it is always better to practice this whole procedure before starting on to your camping trip.

Truck bed tents may or may not have floors. Both of these styles have benefits. Truck bed tents which do not have floors mean that there is no need to empty the truck before setting up the place for the night. And truck bed tents which have floors give you extra coziness and also the extra layer for insulation. Set up few air mattresses on this truck tent bed and the cozy space will be ready for you to have good sleep through out the night outside and also off the floor. The walls of the truck also provide extra protection from cold wind during the night.

These days any type of tent is available for any make of the truck. Make sure that you check the tent size with the truck bed, which should fit properly and not leave any room for any inconvenience.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Cold Weather Camping Tent - Feel Snug As A Bug In A Rug

By Abhishek Agarwal

Keen on holidaying in Karakoram and the mighty Himalayas or other such snow-bound areas? Then you need the basic multi-layered clothing and camping kit to keep the chill at bay! This includes packing smart bedding and a sturdy cold weather camping tent of which the new-age, easy to assemble all-season Expedition tents are! It's your choice whether you buy or rent out a light, modern cold weather camping tent that comes in many durable fabric choices, space afforded, tent-poles in compact storage sizes and also afford better ventilation.

Want to Know about Seasonal Tent Ratings? Here's the lowdown!

The best kind of cold weather hiking tent you can take along to the extreme weather conditions like described above, is the kind that comes with a Four Season rating; this variety provides superior protection against all types of high country weather conditions as compared to the shield provided by the Three Season and Summer tents.

The cold weather hiking tent is made of stronger material and tent-poles so is more effective in demanding weather situations of high country; those that are all-season campers will definitely enjoy the flexible variety of the Three season tent that allows one to remove or un-zip panels, though less hardy as compared to the Four season variety.

The Four season variety is durable, sturdy and long-lasting besides being the right type for the extreme climatic conditions and come with extra poles, stronger fabrics, shorter profiles, storm-flaps and secured loops for guy lines and pegs. Thus, the 4-season camping tents made exclusively for the expedition-trekker kind are ideal for facing inclement weather conditions!

Kinds of Tents

The best cold weather camping tent is rounded, has a double wall protective shield of material that faces the wind and shrugs off the snow while also acting as a suitable lining support.

Some are shaped like domes, others give a tunnel-look but both kinds of tents are suitable for camping during summer, spring and autumn as they are spacious, even though wind-resistance is low in extreme climate. The common free standing variety has a square base with a dual pole dome, modified into the triple pole dome with a hexagon-base for better ground-grip.

The first choice of extreme climate trekkers is the Geodesic tent (3 or more tent poles crossed-over) or the dome-tunnel combi-style. The cold weather camping tent featuring a tub floor and opposite doors, multiple vestibules (for easy movement) and gear lofts besides separate kitchen area is by far the best kind of tent for those heading for high altitude high jinks!

Camping out at high altitudes is a great experience if adequate precautions and advance preparations are taken into consideration: smart campers should buy appropriate winter camping gear and accessories, besides the cold weather camping tent and insulated clothes that prevent sweat from forming on the skin but protect against blizzards and hurricane-like conditions.

Set-tent on solid ground, keeping vents open to avoid drip condensation taking place on the surface of the tent material and include buying sleeping support/ seat-pads made of foam or the mummy sleeping bag (has space for extra sleeping bag liners). With these done, setting out on a winter expedition that includes camping on high-altitude will be challenging, unforgettable and safe fun in colder climes!

Abhishek is a Camping freak! Visit his website and download his FREE Camping Report "Camping With The Family: How To Have A Safe, Fun, And Inexpensive Vacation" and learn some amazing Camping tips and tricks for FREE. Learn how to have the perfect vacation on a shoe-string budget. But hurry, only limited Free copies available!