Pitching a tent

No tent means 'no resting place or sleeping place' and this is something that is not acceptable unless you are on a day trip. In fact, you need to pitch a tent even if you are having a day trip in order to keep your material safe from the likely damage that the weather can do. It is always a good idea to practice the process of opening a tent, pitching it and then packing it up to move in your backyard before you set off on your camping trip. It would be a pity if you were not able to follow the guidelines and instructions mentioned on the tent after you reach the location.

Many people end up pitching their tents in the hollow part of the ground. This is a complete folly because you can land up in a puddle if it starts to rain. The surface that you pitch your tent on should not have any sharp objects. Sharp rocks or stones can puncture the ground sheet and can hurt you as well. It is a god idea to use a ground sheet protector that is meant to tale the wear and tear that comes with spreading it on the ground.

While it is a good idea to pitch on a slight slope, too much of an incline will result in an uncomfortable night and there are also chances of you slipping down the slope. On a day trip you may like to pitch under a tree since it can provide the shade that will keep your tent from heating up. If the weather is windy, make sure that you weigh down every bit of the tent parts including the tent stuff sacks.



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