Walking and tents offer the most fun you can have outdoors. The quality of your equipment contributes significantly to creating a wonderful experience you want to repeat or a nightmare that you prefer to forget.
So, choose the right camping and hiking equipment
A hike and adventure in the tent can be a great test for your ingenuity. Buying equipment for hiking and camping can be the first challenge!
Cheap camping or hiking gear often seems attractive at first sight; However, it is rarely a reasonable investment. There are of course exceptions - is not it always? When you buy the model from last year, you can sometimes save a lot of money. Whether tent, Hiking Bags or hiking shoes, clothing and equipment manufacturers regularly update their ranges. If you can find a real sale of quality branded products, you can achieve substantial savings.
Stay with well known brands that guarantee your product. Quality brands rarely let you down - you do not want to find yourself on the way with broken hiking gear!
Invest in a good pair or walking shoes. There are many brands of the highest quality to choose from - the decision depends more on the type of terrain you are likely to walk on and the weight of the boat. Waterproof walking shoes are more expensive, but are almost always worth the extra costs. You can not guarantee the weather when you are on the road, which causes the blowing of wet boots and great discomfort.
There are various reputable online retailers or walking shoes. But a warning ... Before buying hiking shoes online, you must always fit the shoes in a store. Uncomfortable shoes can cause discomfort and danger when walking if you are unsafe due to discomfort.
When shopping for hiking boots, pay attention to the sturdy leather or nylon upper, breathable liners, rubber-reinforced soles, well-formed toes and sturdy arch supports. The soles are usually made of rubber or a combination of rubber and polyurethane.
Do not forget to wear top quality socks, preferably made of wool.
When choosing your tent, consider the seasons in which you enjoy hiking and camping. A hiker who likes to camp until the end of fall may need a four-season tent or even a convertible tent. The disadvantage of the four-season tent is its extra weight: they often weigh 10 to 20% more than a three season tent. With a convertible tent, you can adjust the ventilation and add and remove bars if necessary.
The three season tents are designed to be used from spring to fall in temperate climates. Although it is unlikely that they will collapse under or in themselves. One or two snowfalls can cause problems. Four-season tents typically contain extra posts to reinforce walls against high winds and heavy snow. These tents are usually dome-shaped so that snow can not accumulate on flat surfaces.
Convertible tents are designed for four seasons, but can usually be converted by removing one or more rods from three-season tents.
When buying a tent, pay attention to the load capacity recommended by the manufacturer - it is sometimes too optimistic. See the tent in its assembled form and check if there is enough space. If you are looking for a tent for two people, test it with your camping partner and make sure there is enough room for your equipment - not just for you and your sleeping bags.
Always use a ground cover in your tent. It protects the ground against cracks and prolongs the life of your tent.
A sleeping bag keeps you warm by capturing air warmed by the heat of your body. Sleeping bags have a comfort classification that indicates the minimum temperature at which the user should feel comfortable. For example, a user of a +30 sleeping bag should remain comfortable in areas where the temperature is not below 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Comfort values for sleeping bags can only be used as a guide. If you have a choice (and budget), choose