What Too Look For In A Tent

Discussion in 'Natural, Temporary, and Permanent Shelter' started by Tom Williams, Aug 12, 2017.

0/5, 0 votes

  1. Tom Williams

    Tom Williams Moderator Staff Member

    Blog Posts:
    A tent needs some qualities to make it good for use as a longterm shelter 1good sturdy construction something going to take weather whatever your cilmate can come up with 2 in most cilmates you will need to heatyour tent so a stove jack is a big plus in a tent it lets the stove release the smoke but holds heat and protects the inside of tent from weather 3 the floor the best floors are what are called a bathtub floor this means the floor and a couple inches up the side are waterproof heavy downour the inside of tent stays dry plus it helps keep unwanted wildlife and bugs out 3 good windows and vents with a way to close securely in bad weather and openwide in good but again keeping bugs out now agood tent will work with these features but it still would be better to use as you build a more peranment safer shelter but then again i still feel anice camper trailer is the best idea for a good start as a shelter to survive in as the right ones are a tiny home qon wheels allready. With kitchen sleep and bath well takein care of
    Ystranc likes this.
  2. Ystranc

    Ystranc Master Survivalist

    Blog Posts:
    Weight is always an issue for me...it's difficult striking a balance between the qualities you describe and minimal weight. These days I use a hammock with
    basha/flysheet and an waterproof army bivvy bag. (Mosquito net is optional)
    I love tents with stoves, even better if it has a real camp bed raised off the ground....bliss.
Similar Threads Forum Date
A Fema Exercise Got My Attention The Hangout May 29, 2019
Attention All Members! The Hangout May 3, 2019
New Member Attention On Deck!... New Member Introduction Apr 22, 2019
Apparently Some In Media Are Paying Attention News, Current Events, and Politics Jan 24, 2018
A Good Choice For Heat The Us Military Tent Stove Permanent Shelters Jan 23, 2018
Military Surplus Tents Suggestions and Requests Oct 31, 2017
What Are The Best Tents For Long Term Camping? Tent, camper, RV, or other man made shelters. Oct 8, 2017
13x16 Canvas Wall Tent W Angle Kit And 6 Screened Windows - $845 For Sale Jul 27, 2017
Are There Any Other Uses For Potentially Poisonous Mushrooms? Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Food Jul 10, 2017
Are You Contented Of What You Have? The Hangout May 18, 2017

Share This Page