Family Tents for Camping
Almost every sporting goods store in every town will carry family tents for camping. This is because camping is one of the most participated in outdoor activities among families today. People love to pack up the kids, the dog, and set off to spend a week end playing in the sand and the surf, fishing or just relaxing. It is refreshing to know that at the end of the day you do not have to pack the kids up and head home; instead you can roast some hot dogs over an open fire, toast a few marshmallows and tell funny stories until the family is ready to nod off to sleep.
Family tents for camping can come in just one big room like a 10′ x 12′ size; they also come in rooms that are divided, and tents that have smaller dome tents that connect to them using zippers. These tents often have screened rooms to allow for the family to enjoy the quiet of the morning, or the late evening without feeding every bug in the county.
The size and design of the family tents for camping are all personal choices that will depend on what your family likes and what you need according to how large your family is. A family is a relative term and could describe just two people, one adult and some kids, or a whole houseful of kids and adults. There are many different types of families today other than the “average” 4 person family, so the family tent for camping will need to be selected depending upon family size and personal preferences. Generally, once a child reaches the age of about 10 they would prefer if mom and dad allowed them to have their own personal tent and privacy. This means you could actually purchase a tent that is a bit smaller if your child will be sleeping in their own tent.
Most family tents for camping now come equipped with special pockets that are designed to run an extension cord through the side of the tent so you do not need to leave the zipper partially unzipped to accommodate it. Most state parks now have electricity available at their camp sites for the operating of fans and portable cooling units. The tent designers and manufacturers are aware of this fact and have started designing tents where these types of appliances can be used safely within their structures.
Save Money with A Tent
Some of the best times you will have with your family will be spent doing simple things like camping out under the stars, and walking along the sandy beach in the moonlight while you hold your child’s hand and listen to the sounds of the surf on the rocks. Camping is far cheaper than renting a hotel room and eating in restaurants while you are vacationing. Campers can vacation close to the types of activities they enjoy participating in. This reduces the trip cost by cutting out hotels and restaurants and it provides more families with the opportunity to take an affordable vacation. The family tents for camping that are available today offer a wide range of options when it comes to materials, size and price.