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Types of Tents

7/31/2012 4:56:31 PM | by Anonymous

Types-of-Tents

 Although they can be used for applications such as circus tents, tents are usually associated with recreational camping; a form of temporary shelter for people hiking or camping away from other forms of structures to take shelter within. Tents are a form of shelter that usually consists of sheets of fabric or other materials which can be draped over or attached to a frame to give it a standing structure. As replacement for frames, supporting ropes can be attached to the fabric material to give it a tent form. Some small tents may be free standing and do not require to be attached to any form of support to give it its structural shape or have a frame while being attached to supporting structure. On the other hand, large tents such as those used in circuses are usually anchored using strong guy ropes that are tied to stakes or tent pegs. The applications of tents were first used by nomadic people as portable homes. However, today, they are mostly used as temporary shelters by campers.

 

There are several types of camping tents in different types of location that would require various types of gear and tents. It is a form of outdoor recreation activity where people sleep outside from the comfort of their homes in the shelter of a tent, be it their own backyard, at the beach or in the snow. Tents used in backyard camping are very much different from those used for snow camping. Tents used for snow camping are equipped with more specialized gear that would ensure the safety of the campers in the snow.

 

Also tent camping can be an effective way for families looking for a short getaway to explore new stuff. It also is cost efficient as they would not have to spend much on accommodation. People who are staying over at concerts or music festivals tend to camp at the concert site for convenience.

 

The size of tents can vary, from “bivouac” structures that fit just one person to huge circus tents that are able to seat thousands of people. For recreational tents, there are two categories: those that are lightweight and intended to be carried by the camper in a backpack. These tents are small and lightweight and usually only house a maximum of two people. The second category is those of the larger and heavier type of tents which usually require a vehicle to be transported. Some tents also have spring-loaded poles that can be ‘pitched’ in a matter of few seconds giving the tent its structural shape.

 

Types of Tents

A-Frame Tents

As the name would suggest, these tents have the traditional ‘A’ shape of classic tents and can be lightweight. However, they might require the use of a tarpaulin for extra protection against rainy weather and adding this material would increase the weight of the tent. Constructed with two poles at the front and back with wires to give it support, the tent usually has very less head room due to its steep leaning wall structure. If constructed properly, these tents can provide good shelter against harsh weather.

 

Although they can be used for applications such as circus tents, tents are usually associated with recreational camping; a form of temporary shelter for people hiking or camping away from other forms of structures to take shelter within. Tents are a form of shelter that usually consists of sheets of fabric or other materials which can be draped over or attached to a frame to give it a standing structure. As replacement for frames, supporting ropes can be attached to the fabric material to give it a tent form. Some small tents may be free standing and do not require to be attached to any form of support to give it its structural shape or have a frame while being attached to supporting structure. On the other hand, large tents such as those used in circuses are usually anchored using strong guy ropes that are tied to stakes or tent pegs. The applications of tents were first used by nomadic people as portable homes. However, today, they are mostly used as temporary shelters by campers.

 

 

There are several types of camping tents in different types of location that would require various types of gear and tents. It is a form of outdoor recreation activity where people sleep outside from the comfort of their homes in the shelter of a tent, be it their own backyard, at the beach or in the snow. Tents used in backyard camping are very much different from those used for snow camping. Tents used for snow camping are equipped with more specialized gear that would ensure the safety of the campers in the snow.

 

Also tent camping can be an effective way for families looking for a short getaway to explore new stuff. It also is cost efficient as they would not have to spend much on accommodation. People who are staying over at concerts or music festivals tend to camp at the concert site for convenience.

 

The size of tents can vary, from “bivouac” structures that fit just one person to huge circus tents that are able to seat thousands of people. For recreational tents, there are two categories: those that are lightweight and intended to be carried by the camper in a backpack. These tents are small and lightweight and usually only house a maximum of two people. The second category is those of the larger and heavier type of tents which usually require a vehicle to be transported. Some tents also have spring-loaded poles that can be ‘pitched’ in a matter of few seconds giving the tent its structural shape.

 

Types of Tents

A-Frame Tents

As the name would suggest, these tents have the traditional ‘A’ shape of classic tents and can be lightweight. However, they might require the use of a tarpaulin for extra protection against rainy weather and adding this material would increase the weight of the tent. Constructed with two poles at the front and back with wires to give it support, the tent usually has very less head room due to its steep leaning wall structure. If constructed properly, these tents can provide good shelter against harsh weather.

 

Cabin Tents

More difficult to set and usually heavier than normal tents, these tents offer a lot of interior space once set up. These tents should also be set up properly to ensure that the fabric is full stretched and do not accumulate water. Cabin tents go best with car camping where large groups or families can have ample space inside the tent.

 

Tunnel Tents

As the name would suggest, these tents adapt the shape of a tunnel with a long width and short length. It usually has two or more poles running along its width to provide the structure with support. These tents should be pitched end on into wind as, if the wind was to blow against its width, it could make the structure very unstable. Under this category, there are several variations as well which accommodate to the needs of different people and different conditions.

 

More difficult to set and usually heavier than normal tents, these tents offer a lot of interior space once set up. These tents should also be set up properly to ensure that the fabric is full stretched and do not accumulate water. Cabin tents go best with car camping where large groups or families can have ample space inside the tent.

 

Tunnel Tents

As the name would suggest, these tents adapt the shape of a tunnel with a long width and short length. It usually has two or more poles running along its width to provide the structure with support. These tents should be pitched end on into wind as, if the wind was to blow against its width, it could make the structure very unstable. Under this category, there are several variations as well which accommodate to the needs of different people and different conditions.

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