Are you planning to take some time in the wild? The chances are that you will require a tent. A tent is a portable shelter that for people on camping sites, hiking, carrying scientific explorations, or simply taking a holiday away from home. Besides, tents have become the best choice for people holding ceremonies such weddings, birthdays, and memorials. To use a tent appropriately, it is prudent to get all the necessary parts and have the right skills for pitching it. Here are all the parts that a complete tent set should contain.
The tent poles join to for the complete framework that determines the ultimate shape of the structure (circular, hut like or rectangular among others). The tent poles are tied together at the joints to form a solid structure that can shelter you in the wild without being blown away by the wind. Because tent poles are designed in subsections, joining them is easy and fast.
A tent fly is pulled over the tent and then pegged on the ground to provide additional waterproofing that is very crucial in wet conditions. When camping in a very cold area, the tent fly traps heat between it and the tent so that you can enjoy relatively higher temperatures compared to the outside world.
The tent pegs
Because heavy winds characterize many camping areas in the open such as mountain tops, woodlands, and beaches, tent pegs are very important. They help to secure corners of the tent and prevent it from being blown away by the wind. The pegs are also used for securing the tent fly to ensure that it extends some distance from the tent so that water does not get to the tent base.
If you are camping in a wet or mud area, you need tarps to place on the ground. Once the tent has been pitched appropriately, the tarps are carefully laid down and joined at the edges to keep the living chamber dry and lovely.
While the tents are created with pieces of ropes to secure on the poles, additional securing is critical. Guy ropes provide additional support that exerts more pressure on the tent at various intervals. They are secured to the ground using additional pegs. Because the guy ropes are also run through the tent fly, they allow the rain water or snow to move away from the tent.
Having pitched your tent well, you also need to get an extra structure either on the front or rear for extra shelter. Awnings help to provide shelter from hot sun or snow. Some tents are constructed with awnings attached on one side so that you only need some tent poles and securing ropes.
The footprints are created to work just like tarps but are used to prevent the tent from the ground. They are made from hardened materials and help to make the tent last for a longer period.
When you buy a set of tent items, a tent bag is used to secure them together. The bags are designed with waterproof materials to help secure all the items without getting damaged.
Mallet and hammer
These two are very important for driving the tent pegs into the ground. You might also require a tape measure to push the pegs into the ground on the right distance.