Home

Feature Article:

The Intricacies of a Compound Microscope
Have you ever used a compound microscope ? Your first thought may be to answer "no" but chances are if you had Biology in high school or college that you have used a compound microscope. What do you remember about this microscope? You...
...Read More


Camping Tent - Making Sure You Get the Right Size Tent

Additional Reading

I had a neighbor that was looking to buy his small family a new camping tent to take on camping trips. He said he was just going to go and buy this 3-person, 3-season tent that he saw at the local mega outdoor store. I told him that he had the season right on the tent, but the person size is probably not correct.

Why is that? When you buy a camping tent you should generally buy the next size up if you are going to purchase a tent for general camping. The interior of a 3-person tent would not really be large enough and, in the example of this family, they would be happier if they got a 4-person tent.

When you are camping and weight does not matter, the larger size tents are better for comfort. For instance, if you are driving to the campsite and you expect to basically park your vehicle next to the camping pad then you are not really going to have to worry how big and heavy the tent it. Itís better to get a little extra room for your enjoyment.

However, for those hiking with a buddy, you definitely want to pack a 2-person camping tent because you want to conserve space and weight in your backpack. Generally backpackers will split up the load of carrying the camping gear they share, but they still want to pare down the weight and load as much as possible.

So if you are buying a camping tent for general purpose camping, donít always expect the tent manufacturers to know what your needs are when purchasing that tent. A 3-person camping tent is for a maximum of three people. The room to maneuver and store gear is not really taken into account. Thatís why it is better to go up a size when purchasing your tent. You will be a lot more comfortable in your camping tent. A father of two daughters, Chris loves the outdoors and counts camping, skiing and bicycling as his favorite pursuits. Chris is the owner of http://www.camping-tent-guide.com, a website for camping tent information, camping tips and outdoor adventure discussion.

 

More Reading:


Lactic Acid Friend or Foe

Twelve ways to avoid asthma while loving your pet

Muscle Loss

Fat Burning Tips

Exercise Equipments that Suit Your Fitness Goals For Dummies

 
Insider Tips For Finding A Great Online Poker Room

Get Out And Play Top 7 Outdoor Exercises

New Hair Styles for 2005 Summer Hair Trend

Buying the Perfect Boat

Eating Habits And Disorders


Camping Tents - What the Tent Ratings Mean
Been shopping for a new camping tent? Wonder what 3-season or 4-season means? Confused about what a family tent or convertible tent classification means? Letís try to cut through all the marketing lingo and get down to what you should really look...
...Read More

The Truth About Counting Calories And Weight Loss
Copyright 2005 Tom Venuto Do calories matter or do you simply need to eat certain foods and that will guarantee youíll lose weight? Should you count calories or can you just count ďportions?Ē Is it necessary to keep a food diary? Is it unrealistic...
...Read More

Fitness Wars: Revenge Of The Girth
As of the writing of this article, May 16, 2005, we are all almost 5 months into our New Year's Resolutions. Are you skinny yet? Did you find your six-pack? Does your butt look like you wanted it to in those jeans? For a lot of you, the answers...
...Read More

Fitness Wars: Revenge of the Girth
As of the writing of this article, May 16, 2005, we are all almost 5 months into our New Year's Resolutions. Are you skinny yet? Did you find your six-pack? Does your butt look like you wanted it to in those jeans? For a lot of you, the answers...
...Read More

Fast Weight LossÖ Can You Really Lose 60lbs In 30 Days?
Is it better to lose 2lbs a day or 2lbs a week? Yes itís very possible that you can lose 60lbs in 30 days but I donít think you would want to and hereís the reason why: Letís say you do lose 60lbs in 30 daysÖ how much of that weight you lose do...
...Read More