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Shown Above ROCK ARCH OVER POND, HAINES FALLS NY USA. MANY THANKS TO TODD TORABI, UNSPLASH PHOTOS.

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WE ALL WANT TO BE HAPPY CAMPERS !


HEY FOLKS OUR FAMILY OF 6 HAVE BEEN VERY KEEN CAMPERS FOR OVER 5 DECADES NOW, WE ALWAYS ENJOYED THESE EXCITING ADVENTURES TRAVELLING TO MANY WONDERFULLY SCENIC USA NATIONAL PARKS IN OUR SOMETIMES UNRELIABLE BIG OLD CARS, HAVING UPGRADED TO MORE RELIABLE TRANSPORT THESE DAYS.
IN THE EARLY DAYS WE SOMETIMES FACED CHALLENGING CAMPING CONDITIONS OFTEN DUE TO OUR INEXPERIENCE, A FEW TIMES WE NEARLY HAD OUR CAMP WASHED OUT BY HUGE RAIN STORMS USUALLY BECAUSE OF BAD CAMPSITE CHOICES, OTHER TIMES OUR TENT WAS NEARLY BLOWN AWAY.
USUALLY THIS PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY US CHOOSING THE WRONG CAMPSITE.
NOW WE TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE LOCAL WEATHER WARNINGS IN THE AREA WE ARE GOING TOO.
THANKS TO THE WEATHER WARNINGS AVAILABLE ON OUR CELL PHONES THIS TAKES MUCH OF THE GUESSING OUT OF PREDICTING THE WEATHER.
AFTER MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCING SOME OF THESE ORDEALS WE HAVE GAINED VITAL KNOWLEDGE MOSTLY BY TRIAL AND ERROR MORE OFTEN THAN NOT.
THIS BEING THE MAIN REASON FOR US OPENING OUR OWN FANTASTIC ONLINE CAMPING STORE (WWW.TENTSCAMPINGOUTDOORGEAR.COM) ONLY RECENTLY IN JANUARY 2019 TO ASSIST CAMPING NEWBIES, ALSO HELPING EXPERIENCED CAMPERS ENJOY MANY MORE GREAT CAMPING EXPERIENCES BY OFFERING THEM QUALITY CAMPING GEAR.


Camping removes you from the STRESSES of modern day working life, or maybe it's those annoying barking dogs in your neighborhood and now finally whilst camping you, your family, friends can actually completely relax, wind down for a few days or maybe weeks.



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CONTENTS INDEX.


2 SEASON TENTS.
3 SEASON TENTS.
4 SEASON TENTS.
VERSATILE TENT COTS.
PORTABLE COTS.
INFLATABLE AIR MATTRESSES.
INFLATABLE SLEEPING PADS.
SLEEPING BAGS.
PORTABLE CAMPING KITCHENS.
PORTABLE PROPANE COOKERS.
PORTABLE BBQS.
PORTABLE GRILLS.
SOLAR COOKERS.
SOLAR GRILL OVEN.
FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS.
CAST IRON SKILLETS.
STAINLESS STEEL COOKWARE.
ENAMEL COOKWARE.
CAMP COOKING UTENSILS.
PORTABLE PIZZA OVENS.
PORTABLE COFFEE MAKING MACHINES.
FOLD UP CAMPING TABLES.
FOLD UP CAMP CHAIRS.
INFLATABLE LOUNGES.
HAMMOCKS, FREE STANDING HAMMOCKS.
ELECTRIC COOLERS AND ICE COOLERS.
PORTABLE GENERATORS.
SHOWER TENT.
PORTABLE TOILET.
WATERPROOF ACTION CAMERA VIDEOS.
BINOCULARS.
NIGHT VISION CAMERA VIDEOS.
SAFETY GEAR.
COMMUNICATION DEVICES.
FUN WATERCRAFT.
SIT OR STAND INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS.
INFLATABLE KAYAKS.
ROTO MOLD KAYAKS.
1 or 2 PERSON PEDAL POWERED KAYAKS.
INCREDIBLE INFLATABLE ISLAND RAFTS.
WHERE NOT TO CAMP !
BEAR SPRAY.
TIPS FOR YOUR SAFETY WHEN CAMPING IN BEAR COUNTRY !
BEAR PROOF FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS.
PORTABLE ELECTRIC BEAR PROOF FENCING.
PLUS MUCH MORE FOR YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS TO ENJOY.


WE STRIVE TO ENSURE OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE THE VERY BEST CAMPING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE.


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Many Thanks For Photo Shown Above by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash.
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TENT IS TOO SMALL FOR ME !..WHAT CAN I DO ?



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Shown Above man in tent, Many thanks to Aliexpress Fails for allowing us to use this pic.

The Guy pictured above thought he would buy a kids tent to go camping thinking he would fit in ok !....He thought wrong !



TENT SIZE ?



QUESTION ?
I am 7ft 2" Tall...So what size tent will I need for my partner, myself ?



ANSWER !

A tent with a floor size of say 6'x 6' just won't work for you !
So you will need to move up in the size of tent you purchase.
Importantly looking at the tent floor area so you would need a tent that has at least a floor area of 8'x 8' as a minimum just to fit yourself in.
Also giving you enough room to store all your gear.



HERE'S SOMETHING FOR YOU TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER BEFORE YOU BUY ANY TENT.


THAT IS THE VERY LOW ROOF PROFILE OF MOST 1, 2, 3, 4 PERSON TENTS.
WHAT THIS MEANS IS A VERY LOW TENT DOORWAY OR ENTRANCE, THE ROOF ONLY GIVING YOU SAY 3'6" to 4 foot HEADROOM SO YOU ONLY HAVE SIT UP ROOM NOT STANDING ROOM, WHILE THIS IS OKAY, FUN FOR KIDS IT CAN MAKE IT ANNOYING, AWKWARDLY DIFFICULT FOR OTHERS TO ENTER, EXITING THE TENT WHEN YOUR NOT AS YOUNG OR AGILE AS YOU USED TO BE.
SO WHAT IF IT ABSOLUTELY TEEMS WITH RAIN FOR HOURS ON END ?
YOU MAY WISH YOU PURCHASED A HIGHER PROFILE TENT....just something for you to think about !


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WHERE CAN WE CAMP ?


(U.S. National Park Service).
Go To Link Below.


https://www.nps.gov/subjects/camping/where-can-i-camp.htm



CAMPING WITH KIDS.


Camping (U.S. National Park Service) https://www.nps.gov/subjects/camping/camping-with-kids.htm


CAMP ETIQUETTE.


(U.S. National Park Service) https://www.nps.gov/subjects/camping/camp-etiquette.htm



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CAMPING GROUNDS NEAR ME ?



Campers in the USA are very well served, have a choice of 60 beautifully protected National Parks with most recently celebrating 100 years of operation, each of these National Parks is very unique in their own beautiful way, there is also a myriad of 417 fantastic recreational camping sites across the USA....for more detailed info on National Parks.


Simply copy and paste this URL https://www.nps.gov/subjects/camping/index.htm into "GOOGLE SEARCH".


ARE WEAPONS PERMITTED IN US NATIONAL PARKS ?


FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO https://www.nps.gov/articles/firearms-in-national-parks.htm



ARE THERE FREE CAMPING GROUNDS IN THE USA ?


Yes there are many free camping grounds right across the USA simply "google" free campsites USA.


Here's more very informative sites showing you where to find "free camping areas".


FREE CAMPING SITES ACROSS THE USA.


Can be found at CAMPENDIUM.com or FREECAMPSITES.net or US FOREST SERVICE website also NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND GUIDE.


FEDERAL CAMPING GROUNDS.


more info go to...https://www.recreation.gov(copy and paste to see website).


TENTSFORTROOPS.org.


This fantastic site gives our brave servicemen, servicewomen who often risk their lives in the line of duty serving to protect the citizens here at home in the USA and fighting wars overseas a minimum 2 nights FREE STAY including family members so check it out, take up this wonderful FREE OFFER that's a well earned gift for all those wonderful service personnel.


CAMPGROUNDS, CAMPING, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.


https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm


CAN WE GO CAMPING IN THE WILDERNESS OR BACKCOUNTRY ?


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Yes you can go Camping in the Wilderness or Backcountry.
Contact the park you wish to visit as you will need to purchase passes from the park ranger.
You will need the correct camping equipment, gear especially if you are intending on going wilderness camping in possibly snowy conditions.
Remember there maybe no convenience stores or 711's in the wilderness or backcountry.
Quite often you might have to walk in to your campsite from the car parking area so find out first if this is the case where you want to camp so if you do have to walk some distance to the campsite you will have to carry what is appropriate.
Nothing too heavy just what you can carry easily plus a backpack each containing appropriate clothing to suit the local climate.
Individual personal items.
Your Tent, Tent Stakes, Tent Roof Rain Fly, Tent Tarp.
Lightweight Waterproof Jackets, Solid Footwear you have already "broken in".
Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, or Inflatable Sleeping Pads, Propane Cooker, Cooking Gear, Plates Bowls Mugs, Cutlery, FOOD, FRUIT, Torches, Hydration "WATER", Multi Purpose Pocket Knife, Tools, Clothing, Rubber Headed Mallet, "PLB", Personal Location Beacon, Cell Phone etc.



BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING.

(U.S. National Park Service)https://www.nps.gov/subjects/camping/backcountry-camping.htm



ASK THE NICE RANGER IF THERE IS "POTABLE WATER" AVAILABLE ?


THIS IS ANOTHER TERM FOR DRINKABLE WATER AT WILDERNESS OR BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING AREAS.


So if "POTABLE WATER" IS NOT AVAILABLE you will have to carry your own supply of water into your campsite.


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Also take a LIFESTRAW water filter (shown above)or similar device at least so you can access water from a lake river or stream.
Ensuring it is purified by using this device.


Reservations are normally required for your National Parks campsite so check it out, book in advance, on your arrival ask the friendly park ranger if there are any warnings you should be made aware of for this park ?



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BEACH CAMPING.




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VALUABLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE IF YOUR PLANNING TO PITCH YOUR TENT ON A BEACH.


Choose your beach campsite carefully, take a good look at where pebbles, shells, driftwood maybe have washed up to on the beach, I mean on the very highest tide !
Okay so you want to pitch your tent well above this highest tidal mark on the sand by at least 20 feet.
This will ensure your camp is well above the high tide mark.



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WINTER OR SNOWY WEATHER CAMPING.



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Make sure you have at least a 4 season tent in snowy conditions as pictured above.


When Camping in These Very Cold Situations, you will need to make sure you have a good quality 4 SEASON TENT, ensuring your tent has been waterproof sealed.
Also Take Appropriately Rated Sleeping Bags.
Consider buying Thermal Underwear, Warm Light Weight Clothing, Light Weight Waterproof Jackets, Pants.
Solid Comfortable Footwear that you have already broken in PRIOR to This Camping Adventure.
Also Plenty of Food, Hydration (water), Fire Starter or Lighter, Portable Gas or Propane Cooker, Cooking Gear, Cooking Utensils, Cooking Oil, Eating Utensils, LED Tent Lighting, LED Torches, LED Head Torches, First Aid Kit.


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