Tips on Using and Maintaining a Tent

It never hurts to remember key aspects to consider when we are using our tent. Aspects that we may know but we do not practice, or even aspects that we had never before mentioned and therefore not know, and are very interesting.

From here we try to pick up, and go slowly expanding with your comments, all recommendations by simple they may seem, we must follow when setting up our tent and be using it and enjoying it and nature.

Before leaving check zippers, wind, ice axes and seams (waterproof them regularly).

Always carry some spare pickaxe and hammer to nail them (useful if encontrĂ¡semos stones to beat them).

As we will mount on a clean and clear of sharp objects or small bulging.

The base should be taut and unwrinkled. To prevent the air to carry flying mount the door perpendicular to the side from which the wind blows.

For longer stays we can extend a plastic under the tent to protect the floor from dirt and scratches. We can also quilting this area with ferns, straw, hay or grass to insulate the cold and make it more comfortable.

Save the tent completely dry and will prevent rot pique fabric. Pick wrinkles with minimal possible lengthen its life.

Clean aluminum rods with a damp sponge, especially if camping near the sea.

To strengthen the glass fiber rods with insulating tape will surround each end and in the middle.

Straighten and clean after each output picks avoid surprises at the next camp.

If it is to be used over a long period of time is recommended to store it out of its carrying bag.

The always mount on mineral soil or in your case, we will change the site every few days to reduce the impact on the ground vegetation. In a meadow, the area occupied by a tent for a week, may need more than one year to recover, being more vulnerable the grass. In alpine areas may need several years, especially if they are not woody and herbaceous plants.

Should be worn paths already mineralized and avoid treading virgin ground. If there were no paths, alternate accesses to reduce the impact of trampling.

If camping on greenfield participating shops will be planted with great distance between them.

Camping least over 300 m of a river or lake help to preserve the environment.

If the assemble under a tree resin may become dirty or if wind or storm being crushed by a branch.

The camping in a valley is much colder than on top of a hill, and at night, cold air sinks down the slopes to the lower areas.

Remember that in a day or a cloudless night colder than them, because clouds reflect heat and retain terrain.

It never cook inside the tent if we have double entry, since the treatments of the double roof eventually break down, it may cause an accidental fire, and also the lack of ventilation may increase the toxicity problems with spent fuel stoves.

If we close the shop rather be away, avoid the bugs before they are installed within us.

If you have a single store and a storm surprises us, try not to lean against the headliner as the contact flysheet could get wet. The same applies if condensation forms on the inside of the flysheet.

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