8 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Tent


A good tent is an investment, so taking care of it to extend its useful life is important. Following these simple eight tips, you can enjoy your tents for many seasons.


1. Never store your wet tent
Typical. After a winter camp, the tent is all wet. You went back home tired, thirsty and hungry. Direct to refrigerator …
we know it is difficult, but it is good to take the equipment from the backpack and let it dry at the room while you eat, you shower or whatever you like to do when you back from the camping. It is important that you do not keep the carp wet, as that affect the resistance of the fabrics and coatings even breaking them. Store the tent dry and in a cool place where direct sunlight does not reach it.

2. Treat the Tent Frame with love
They are more exposed to the bad treatment especially when you are setting up the tent. When stretching the tent frame worry that the segments fit perfectly, not half, since in doing so bad you risk breakages when placing them in the tent. Avoid stepping on the walls when you have them on the floor. Once you are folding the kernels to save them, start from the center to the outside, moving them to distribute evenly the tension of the elastic cord. If you were camping in a place with a lot of dust or sand, be sure to clean them well, especially at intersections. Finally, when storing the tent frame, make sure you wrap them in the tent. Do not put them in the same bag as the stakes, you should avoid any friction or friction that could damage them.

3. Use a footprint
The footprint was designed to keep the floor of the tent clean, to protect it from abrasion and to prevent moisture from making its own in winter conditions. In addition, it helps keep your tent floor clean when storing it. Clearly using this “accessory” will help your tent floor last longer.

4. Be careful about tent door
Tent door can get damaged if you do not handle them properly. Although it costs, especially when at dawn and semi slept you have to go out and pee, always try to help you with both hands to open or close the tent door, that way the carriages will stay in place and you will avoid tearing the mesh or cloth. Another good advice is to clean the tent door with a toothbrush and soap and water after having camped in places with lots of dirt or sand. When storing your tent, try to leave the closures open, so that they will not be damaged when folded.

5. Protect it against with the sun’s rays
Tents offer good protection both in sunny weather and in storms, but if you want your tent to last for many seasons, do not leave it in the yard of the house all summer. The UV rays break down the nylon fibers, drying them and making them brittle, which decreases their resistance considerably. When that happens, the fabric can get ripped at the seams and sealed. Keep your tent out of the reach of the sun when you do not use it.

6. Do not cook inside
Apart from being dangerous because under poor ventilation cooking inside the tent consumes oxygen and releases carbon monoxide that can get intoxicated, there are a few cases of carp that have been burned and damaged because of the use of Cookers inside. For your safety and for the life of your tent, do not cook inside.

7. Do not wear boots (or less with crampons)
It seems obvious, but … “the essential is invisible to the eyes”. Do not go to the tent with your boots on. This will avoid breaking the floor and dirtying the interior.

8. Use common sense
“Common sense is the least common ZZZZzzzzzz.” Who has not seen tents flying through mountain-top drawers, or worse, tents “turned” mercilessly, badly anchored, against the ground because of the wind while the users are giving everything in the hill? It’s happened to me … Well, let’s go. Wind is a determining factor when it comes to arming and anchoring our shelter, so always remember that if you have a tent with two entrances, these must be open for the wind to flow, preventing it from rising through the air as A fragile volant. Then try to anchor it solidly using large stones in dry hills or “Deadman” anchors in snow. Set the four ends well and use all winds. Good armoring and good anchoring of the tent, especially in windy conditions, will avoid unnecessary wear and tear.

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