Having the best waterproof tents don’t necessarily mean you’re already secured in a camp. But properly setting up tents assures your safety and security while outdoors. That’s why it’s important to avoid common mistakes in doing the job.
What mistakes to Avoid when setting up your tents in a campsite?
You want a safe and cozy tent in a camp. Hence, you must avoid key mistakes in setting it up. Truth is, there are common mistakes which many campers often overlook. This mistakes often cause big hassles and discomforts to them, which is something you wouldn’t want.
- Setting up on a Low Ground – Set up your tent on a high ground. Even a bit of rain can soak your tent’s bottom when you put it on relatively lower point. Have few inches of rain and you’ll be flooded inside.
- Not considering the Sun – Look at the sun and be sure it favors you. For example, don’t expose your tent to the sun on a hot summer day. But putting it under direct sunlight on a winter is possibly a good idea. Weigh weather, temperature and positioning among other factors in relation to it.
- Failing to Look Up – Make it a habit to look up before setting up your tent. Watch out for spider webs, beehive and withered tree branches which may fall on your tent. Failing to do so possibly leads to injuries and even death.
- Missing to Stake the Tent – Staking the tent is equal to properly anchoring it in place. Even seasoned campers think it’s unnecessary especially when the weather is clear. Thing is, weather in the wild can change in a moment, hence it’s wise to prepare for wind blowing your tent.
- Doing things Quick – Setting up a camp requires enough time. Even experts need few hours to finish it. Doing it quick or failing to take time leads to missing some important points along the way. Such missed factors may become critical in the comfort, integrity or security of your tent.
Keep these points in mind when you plan to set up a camp or tent in the wild. Be sure, however, to bring a quality tent with you